Yves Tumor Creates Their Most Memorable Album to Date

Yves Tumor returns with their fifth studio album and it’s a rollercoaster from start to finish


“Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)” is Yves Tumor’s most grand and thematic statement to date as they hold nothing back in the instrumentals and vocals.

 In “Praise A Lord,” Yves Tumor builds on the sounds of his previous albums with even more raw and energetic performance. Yves Tumor employs the producer Noah Goldstein who worked with Kanye on “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” In addition Alan Moulder, famous for his production work with legendary 90’s bands such as the Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine also has credits on the album. The influence the two had on the project is obvious from serene and beautiful soundscapes on “Fear Evil Like Fire” to the loud and roaring guitars on songs like “meteora blues.” Every song is rich with sounds, there isn’t a space left unfilled by some sort of instrument. Every song feels like it was created with meticulous attention to detail. 

With so much happening in every song, there were bound to be a couple tracks that were a bit overwhelming. On “Operator” Yves Tumors’ voice clashes awkwardly against the fast paced guitar in the background. It’s one of the only moments where Yves Tumor overdid the production of a song. 

Even with the occasional moment of chaos, “Praise A Lord” successfully achieves its goal of a grand and theatrical art rock album. Very rarely can a musician accomplish all of the different types of sound Yves tumor does on this album during their entire career. Every song on “Praise A Lord” is different creating an album that thrills and excites with every song.