Yves Tumor’s 2nd album for Warp sees him assume full form as indie-soul-pop mutant for the times. Tumor handles the majority of writing and production on his most pop-sculpted recording to date, with co-production supplied by Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira, Ariel Pink, Charli XCX) and a co-writing credit to Clara La San. It sounds a bit like if Prince had grown up 20 years later and naturally drew for Animal Collective as his backing band.
"Heaven To A Tortured Mind -written and composed by Yves Tumor and produced by Yves Tumor and Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira, Ariel Pink, Charli XCX)- marks the fourth official full-length release from Yves Tumor and the follow-up to 2018's 'Safe In The Hands Of Love'. Yves Tumor has steered the project into a whole new realm with Heaven To A Tortured Mind, piercing through contradiction, redefining expression through song, and catapulting Yves Tumor into the next phase of illusion and evolution. Heaven To A Tortured Mind finds its place in music history as a collection of anthems for a generation."
Tumpin’ dancefloor dramas from Osheyack, making his fully fledged debut on Shanghai’s Svbkvlt after crucial single cuts and a highlight for their killer ‘Cache 01’ compilation.
Commissioned for interactive live A/V performance between Osheyack, his visual collaborator, the late Adam Dupré (R.I.P), and the crowd at Unsound 2019, the recording of ‘Memory Hierarchy’ takes shape as a gesamtkunstwerk tying in abstract recollections of the event in Dupré’s artwork with a music that reflects the push and pull feedback cycle between artist, DJ and dancers.
Riffing on ideas about post-humanism and “fake” reality, Osheyack offers a soundtrack to raving in 2020 that reflects how the state of psychic anxiety induced by external forces of omnipresent technological oppression can be crystallised into hard dance music. ‘Liar’s Dividend’ kicks off with a hardcore dervish of militant drums and strings that resolves to a hardstyle coda, while ‘Mutual Shaping’ recoils with duelling footwork and industrial patterns, and the Orkish battle horns and drums batteries of ‘Tertiary’ and the Parc Fermé Club Mix of ’Memory Hierarchy’ dispense ruthlessly upfront neon leads and boisterous drum that link ballroom to Mahraganat, Dabke and hardcore techno with a global rave-rallying appeal.