CD Review: Safe in the Hands of Love by Yves Tumor
Safe in the Hands of Love
As it stands, the influx of electronic/IDM/quasi-noise that’s trailed out into the late- 10’s is mostly forgettable and any remarkable outliers are few and far between. However, Yves Tumor — nom de guerre of Sean Lee Bowie — is one of those outliers.
Safe in the Hands of Love, now out on the ever-esteemed Warp Records, is a dense mix of emotions and genres, ebbing through ten tracks of neo-classical melodies, Archy Marshall- esque vocal debauchery and, somehow, beats that would make any of hip hop’s aspiring backpackers green with envy.
Tracks like “Noid” and “Lifetime” don’t so much carry the album as they do bolster it, parsing those noisier moments that may turn off those damn casuals unused to harsher rhythms.
Simply put? This is one of those few albums worth wasting time repeating.
– Alec Warkentin