Yves Tumor, Praise A Lord…, Limited Edition Yellow Vinyl, LP, Warp Records, 2023
Yves Tumor is an experimental musical project led by American musician and producer Sean Bowie. Known for their genre-defying sound that blends elements of noise, R&B, and experimental rock, Yves Tumor has released several critically acclaimed albums and is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative artists in contemporary music.
Yves Tumor reveals a complex intimacy with each album: offering glimpses in familiarizing with Sean Lee Bowie, while simultaneously elevating the beautiful myths and fantasies that embolden our connections to art and music. ‘Praise A Lord…’ offers the widest narrative shot yet, opening with a literal breath and a naked voice that’s spoken to you from a dark nightmarish depth and ending in an almost spiritual church-like celebration; uniquely different songs struck cohesively as album that begs to be reopened and re-experienced. The listener is empowered in that spectrum between moody darkness and bright excitement with songs that carry a wild variety of exalting emotion from highs to lows, making for a radical artistic statement redefining pop experience in that authentic engagement. Yves Tumor’s sound is clear and unmistaking yet unpredictable, with an identity that is universally charismatic through an androgynous presentation that is sexual, poetic, and honest: an overall presence that will never need to conform because it is continuously shifting and redefining what the pop world begins to emulate.
Transparent Yellow Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve, Gatefold Outer Sleeve, Poster [w/ download card]