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Yves Tumor: Heaven to a Tortured Mind (album review by Christa V.)

Yves Tumor is a queer experimental musician who utilizes unsettling percussive loops to create different moods. A lot of their songs feel as though you are loston a strange planet or in a new city, there’s plenty of dissonance and sometimes vaguely industrial noises in the background. This album is their fourth and it’s a masterpiece of shifting moods from harsher to softer. The opening track, “Gospel for a New Century,” is one of the best examples of this, the opening is dissonant and repetitive, but it has high energy and a really cool sound. Track 4, “Kerosene!,” is also incredible in that it creates contrast by being softer and more melodic. The repetitive loops on the word “kerosene” are very catchy and hypnotic. Finally “Strawberry Privilege” (track10) also has a very different sound with a cappella background noises setting up a chill groove. A very diverse and mesmerizing album!
 Favorite tracks: 1, 4, 10

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