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

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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release from experimental artist Yves Tumor was produced by Noah Goldstein.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
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  1. Mar 17, 2023
    They’ve turned themselves into a ravenous rock deity, a masterful songwriter whose every release demands attention. And while the title of the album refers to one who Chews But Does Not Consume, it’s the kind of project that swallows you whole.
  2. Mar 17, 2023
    Yves Tumor has drawn inspiration from all those moody vocals, watery guitars and blown-out mixes to create their best album yet. ... The increased connection of the internet is taking an already rich musical landscape towards its very own singularity, and when we get there it may sound a lot like Yves Tumor’s raw, surreal, multilayered tunes.
  3. Mar 17, 2023
    Yves has carved out their own, trailblazing sound amid the racket of modernity and it truly feels like an awakening. Trapped somewhere between visceral punk, Oneohtrix Point Never and Dean Blunt, ‘Praise A Lord…’ is in fact like no other.
  4. Mar 17, 2023
    Praise a Lord… is Yves Tumor’s most palatable music to date, and for those that have enjoyed the hurricane horror of their production previously – listen back to Noid with its blood-curdling screams and whirring sirens – the clean lines here will feel a little too neat. But with a new sense of clarity in sound comes a conceptual rigour.
  5. Mar 17, 2023
    Not every song on Praise a Lord, though, is as fully developed as “Parody” and “Operator.” ... Still, these moments further highlight Tumor’s idiosyncratic approach to experimental indie-pop.
  6. Mar 17, 2023
    Whether they’re running away from or towards something is anybody’s guess, but crucially, Tumor remains one step ahead of the rest.
  7. 60
    On their new album, they maintain this dive into pop, but with songs that are nothing like as captivating as their back catalogue.

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  1. Mar 17, 2023
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Such an awesome and euphoric experience. Undoubtedly best album of the year so far. Yves and their band deserve more recognition. Lovely Sewer, Meteora Blues, Parody, Purified by the Fire and Ebony Eye are highlights of this record.
    Glad to see more neo-psychodelia and noise-pop nowadays. More than that, was glad to hear Purified by the Fire that gives familiar vibes as early TEAMS or Safe in the Hands of Love! A lot of samples that were used as they’re always used by Yves - GREAT.