Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds) by Yves Tumor album review by Otis Cohan Mone


Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)

Yves Tumor

Showcasing a new side of their amazing flexibility, Yves Tumor proves once again their unique ability to squirm and adapt to a variety of genres, even at the cost of simplifying final material.

Their big 2018 conventional debut for a large audience, Safe in the Hands of Love, was an attempt to find a compromise between industrial hum and earthiness; the follow-up, Heaven to a Tortured Mind, was a space and mysterious odyssey sprinkled with glam, dusty samples and oddness. Their 2023 album, Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds), is a more rock and straightforward hit, in which Yves Tumor, although being a hostage to the four-chord structure of some songs, nevertheless manages to add more complex and familiar elements to these forced formulas. Thanks to which, he feels more comfortable and native within these boundaries. Because of it, the tracks on the album are diverse, complete and have their own identity.

If at first glance it seems that the album sounds more easier, accessible and pop than their previous works (if such words are actually appropriate to use in Yves Tumor`s case), Praise a Lord Who Chews but Which Does Not Consume is a kind of tough pill to swallow. Ranging from post-punk and alternative dance to hard rock along with a light touch of heavy metal territory, Yves Tumor still does not leave you with any exact definition of the genre of their songs, continuing to hone and improve their stubborn skill to make their tracks both precise and incomprehensible at the same time.

Also Tumor’s vocal style, which has been revealed from the inclinations laid down on their last album, adds more concentrated colors and speed to the release. While it is still sometimes reminiscent of Prince at his peak, it actually showcases itself in completely different tones, being inside of the author’s unique musical scenery (it reveals especially strongly on the track “Operator”). Defiant and seemingly narcissistic manner lays on the still crazy and seething (but more polished) arrangements, eventually creating a stormy and provocative mixture that generates a new wave of energy rushing to the ears. And such progress, which Yves Tumor demonstrates in all aspects, undoubtedly pleases and certifies that this artist is unique and their uniqueness is unlikely to let them down in the future.

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