Know Your Splendour - Mas Ysa
Meet NY-based producer Thomas Arsenault, AKA Mas Ysa.
Mas Ysa is another of a heap of interesting acts making up the lower part of the Splendour In The Grass 2014 line-up - acts you might not know too well yet, but will do yourself a massive favour in getting to know them...
Who are you?
Thomas Augustin Lenny Davila Arsenault is my name if that's what you mean. Other than that, aren't we all one? I'm you, you're me, and so on.
How’d you meet?
I was incarnated then found a mirror. I'm just one person in this music of Mas Ysa.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
Electronic, some upbeat, some ballads, some instrumental, loosely improvised, pretty confessional. Lots of kick drum, sometimes noisy. Sometimes soft.
Each tune is different. And as my tour schedule changes, the way I work is changing. The normal stuff, I muse, I dance around. Not much is done on a computer until I record. Mostly I'm in the dark on my live rig.
What do you do outside of Mas Ysa?
I want to say I garden, but I don't garden. I bounce about. Talk to friends and family. Cliff jump.
Any shows coming up?
A bunch! In Australia…
July 25-27 - Splendour in the Grass - Byron Bay
July 24 - The Metro, Sydney (Supporting Phantogram)
July 25 - The Prince Bandroom, Melbourne (Supporting Phantogram)
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
New music, more touring, some gardening. (I wish it would!)
Where can we hear more of your music?
My Worth EP is out now in Australia - get it HERE.
Get to know Splendour artist Darlia HERE.