“the shape of time” out now!

Today marks the release of my third EP, “the shape of time” – available on both 140g vinyl and digital download. Purchase/stream it on bandcamp.

I want to start off by saying this record is dedicated to Gabe Fonseca – a dear friend, musician extraordinaire, and drummer for this record. This release would not have been possible without him. Rest in Punk.

I wanted this release to be conceptual, and while it’s tough to convey a concept through instrumental music, I think I nailed it with the song titles and arrangements. This is supposed to be a psychedelic journey, and thus meant to be listened from front to back without interruption. It’s also why I encourage a vinyl purchase as there’s a lot of crossfading between songs.

I have been working on this since 2017. A lot of blood and sweat went into it, and I definitely couldn’t have done it without the help of some incredible friends whom happen to be session musicians. Lastly, this couldn’t have happened without the guidance of audio engineer extraordinaire, producer, and rocker, Brian Charles (of Zippah Studios and The Sheila Divine).

If you’ve listened to any of my past releases, you’d know I can’t stick to a single genre. This is no different; it’s pure, post-rock psychedelia. Enjoy and rock on.


recording update

April 26, 2021 marked the completion of mastering my upcoming EP, “The Shape of Time” (produced by yours truly and Brian Charles of Zippah Studios).

The tracking of this EP started in 2018, and unlike my last release (The Shape of Sound), I recruited session musicians, including my late friend, Gabe Fonseca (of Greenstar). This record is dedicated to him with an anticipated release of September 2021. Expect a seamless 20 minute psychedelic, post-rock experience.

Email me at admin@paulyumusic.com for a private streaming link!

“the shape of sound” now available on major streaming services

my latest album, “the shape of sound” is now available for streaming on your favorite platform!  you can also purchase via itunes and amazon, although if you feel inclined to purchase, i suggest my bandcamp page.

Click here for to stream on spotify

in other good news, A&R factory published a very kind review of my single, “t montana” off the new release – check it out!

“It’s a progressive minefield of aural curveballs, the cold ambience the prelude serves is soon stripped-back and replaced with harsh cinematically caustic industrial elements contrasted by strikingly bright tonal textures. But discernibly, Paul Edward Yu saved the best for last. After the dub-laden tremulous breakdowns, the guitars tear through to the front of the mix in a way not easily forgotten.”

-Amelia Vandergast (A&R Factory)

new release!

today i’m releasing my second record.  stylistically, this is a bit different than my previous.  nonetheless, it draws upon my lifetime of music influences.  you can purchase/stream from my bandcamp or soundcloud.  it will be available on commercial streaming platforms come 2021.