JUSTICE YELDHAM: The Voice Behind/Through The Glass

by | Sep 20, 2010 | MUSIC

Justice Yeldham AKA Lucas Abela is a sound explorer, a lovely and sweet-hearted Australian dude whose personality exhibits an amazing harmony of tender personality and intense alien. Since the mid 1990s he has been exploring sounds from unusual and unique sources, working extensively with turntables and concrètely warped realities. The past years have seen Lucas dissolving himself into Justice Yeldham, he who explores the vibrations of processed and unprocessed vocalization traveling through glass, captured with a contact microphone. These wavelengths are amplified to brain-melting volumes, where their blistery extra terrestrial sponge-tongue can penetrate your being with utmost ease. He’s a lifer when it comes to exploration, and experiencing his performance is a third-eye-opening, perception-enhancing pleasure. No matter what your aural expression preferences may be, the energy you receive from a Justice Yeldham performance will kick you in your Solar Plexus and rattle your brains.


Justice Yeldham AKA Lucas Abela is a sound explorer, a lovely and sweet-hearted Australian dude whose personality exhibits an amazing harmony of tender personality and intense alien. Since the mid 1990s he has been exploring sounds from unusual and unique sources, working extensively with turntables and concrètely warped realities. The past years have seen Lucas dissolving himself into Justice Yeldham, he who explores the vibrations of processed and unprocessed vocalization traveling through glass, captured with a contact microphone. These wavelengths are amplified to brain-melting volumes, where their blistery extra terrestrial sponge-tongue can penetrate your being with utmost ease. He’s a lifer when it comes to exploration, and experiencing his performance is a third-eye-opening, perception-enhancing pleasure. No matter what your aural expression preferences may be, the energy you receive from a Justice Yeldham performance will kick you in your Solar Plexus and rattle your brains.

Lucas is a True Globetrotter, touring Earth extensively and spreading his juicy creative seed to all reaches of its grassy knolls. He has played in over 40 countries and partaken in a three month long residency in China, where he formed a band with local musicians and made many real things happen.

His website, dualplover.com, will expose you to exciting information pertaining to this man, his vision quest, his current doings, and his excellent record label. Find yourself in his presence at the soonest possible opportunity!

All photos accompanying this article were taken by David Kenedy during Justice Yeldham’s performance at Strange Matter on Wednesday, September 8. Here’s how David described the performance:

“Basically, everyone just stared in awe at this guy as he jammed a piece of glass underneath his upper lip, shredding the thing back and forth while he wailed the gnarliest splatter sounds you’ve ever heard. He runs the sound through a series of pedals and the whole things just sounds amazing. It is maybe a bit much for most people to stomach seeing live. but it was a true blessing to have him come to Richmond. There weren’t a whole lot of people at the show but everyone who was there was way into it, and the energy level was high. People screamed with encouragement the whole time he was on. Everyone was totally geeking out. Shit was awesome.”

Marilyn Drew Necci

Marilyn Drew Necci

Former GayRVA editor-in-chief, RVA Magazine editor for print and web. Anxiety expert, proud trans woman, happily married.




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