Country : United States Label : Warp Genres and styles : Experimental Dream Pop / Glam Rock / Indie Rock / R&B Year : 2020

Heaven To A Tortured Mind

· by Jean Bourbeau

The enigmatic African American artist’s latest proposal falls between a break and continuity with his most recent creations, as he steps back from the experimental for a more commercial approach, without restricting the range of his audacity.

A nomad of genres with a resolutely sovereign approach, Yves Tumor succeeds in the delicate gymnastics of diversifying himself while achieving a radiant work of coherence. Heaven to a Tortured Mind is a refined opus that delights, on one hand, with the complexity of its arrangements, the great precision of its vocal tracks and its sensual and ethereal textures, but also shines in its colourful and varied lyrics, the comfortable flow of its R&B, the elasticity of its electric guitars and its P-funk psychedelia. He is the unlikely yet convincing heir to Prince, and the glam rock of T. Rex and David Bowie. The palette is ample and voluptuous. The sequence of tracks is always full of surprises, and shows a clear and controlled versatility. For example, the ballad “Strawberry Privilege” is a crunchy pearl of aerial pop, while “Asteroid Blues” is languorous krautrock.

It is in every way an offering imbued with romanticism, in perfect cohesion with the fragmented image of this character who shuns conventions. An invitation to dissolve into the depths of his soul that confirms beyond any doubt the privileged position of this artist in a class of his own.

Latest 360 Content

Nadia Labrie – Flute Passion – Claude Bolling : Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio

Nadia Labrie – Flute Passion – Claude Bolling : Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio

David Jalbert – Prokofiev : Piano Sonatas vol. II

David Jalbert – Prokofiev : Piano Sonatas vol. II

HOMESHAKE – CD Wallet

HOMESHAKE – CD Wallet

Hawa B or not Hawa B ? “sadder but better” EP answers the question !

Hawa B or not Hawa B ? “sadder but better” EP answers the question !

Willows and Soleil Launière: A post-eclipse luminous evening

Willows and Soleil Launière: A post-eclipse luminous evening

Kevin Johansen – Quiero Mejor

Kevin Johansen – Quiero Mejor

Shades of Bowie, composed for the man behind Blackstar

Shades of Bowie, composed for the man behind Blackstar

Bahar Harandi’s feminist Iran

Bahar Harandi’s feminist Iran

Sunglaciers – Regular Nature

Sunglaciers – Regular Nature

Canicule – BOYZ

Canicule – BOYZ

David Jacques – 16 histoires de guitares III

David Jacques – 16 histoires de guitares III

Abel Selaocoe: the wind that blows away

Abel Selaocoe: the wind that blows away

Single of The Day – “everyday it rains” – Sea Shapes

Single of The Day – “everyday it rains” – Sea Shapes

Tolemn – Jango

Tolemn – Jango

Single of the Day – “OVEROVEROVER” – OH, BERLIN

Single of the Day – “OVEROVEROVER” – OH, BERLIN

Beyoncé – Cowboy Carter

Beyoncé – Cowboy Carter

Orkestar Kriminal – Originali

Orkestar Kriminal – Originali

Simon Denizart – Piece of Mind

Simon Denizart – Piece of Mind

Jean Jean Roosevelt – Libres ensemble

Jean Jean Roosevelt – Libres ensemble

Single of The Day – “False East” – Mr. Roswell’s Neighborhood

Single of The Day – “False East” – Mr. Roswell’s Neighborhood

Permanent Moves – Don’t Forget Us

Permanent Moves – Don’t Forget Us

Single of the Day – “The Vampire” – Tanz Akademie

Single of the Day – “The Vampire” – Tanz Akademie

Isabella D’Éloize Perron – Conquering America with Vivaldi and Piazzolla

Isabella D’Éloize Perron – Conquering America with Vivaldi and Piazzolla

Subscribe to our newsletter