Few projects at the forefront of contemporary art truly push visceral sonic boundaries in the way that Yves Tumor does. With an arc that impartially sits between psych-rock and modern pop, comparisons only serve as limitations intended to define that which cannot be. Yves Tumor melds restraint and chaos; diluting reality by giving meaning to the abstract and allowing for dissonance to be seen and heard as harmony. Today the next chapter begins with the release of the new album, Heaven To A Tortured Mind.
Heaven To A Tortured Mind marks the fourth official full-length release from Yves Tumor and the follow-up to 2018's critically acclaimed and era-defining WARP release, Safe In The Hands Of Love. Yves Tumor has steered the project into a whole new realm with Heaven To A Tortured Mind, piercing through contradiction, redefining expression through song, and catapulting Yves Tumor into the next phase of illusion and evolution. Heaven To A Tortured Mind was co-produced by Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira, Ariel Pink, Charli XCX).
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'Romanticist' / 'Dream Palette'. Though the song occupies two tracks on the album, the single is intended to be absorbed as one piece of music, a sonic feat that blurs the edges of psych-rock and modern pop. The suite teems with hooks, bolstered by guest vocals by Kesley Lu within 'Romanticist' and Julia Cumming within 'Dream Palette'. Yves Tumor is featured on New Music Daily on Apple Music this week, as anticipation for the new album continues to mount.
'Kerosene!'. The amorphous creative lays the groundwork for another potential pop anthem, reviving fuzzy shoegaze rock guitar riffs alongside topline harmonies (here with guest vocals from singer-songwriter Diana Gordon) that are reminiscent of some of the alternative 90s era's greatest. 'Kerosene!' was first shared earlier this morning on Beats 1 as a Zane Lowe World Premiere.