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Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)

by Yves Tumor

Released March 17, 2023 via Warp Records

Reviewed April 18, 2023

Top tracks (based on community voting)
Heaven Surrounds Us Like a Hood (61%), God Is a Circle (36%), Ebony Eye (32%)

A follow-up to a project that, in time, will be looked upon as a truly transcendental experience in Heaven to a Tortured Mind, Praise… comes into view with a lot of expectations to live up to. The kaleidoscopically collaged worlds constructed by Tumor translate an existential twist—contorting in and of itself. Mental spaces tied up in their own knots; dingey vennels and the desires to explore them. For the most part, the spheres that the album brings forth are stunning. Although, at times, Praise can feel a bit disjointed—high on its own supply, lost within its own indulgence. It packs many beautiful moments, but can struggle to translate said moments and ideas into fully-fleshed out songs. It's an album that's better than the sum of its parts and quite the contradictory piece. – Peter (7.5/10)

Jared: 8.5/10 | Pax: 8.1/10 | DeVán: 8/10 | Dominick: 8/10 | Alan: 7.7/10 | Peter: 7.5/10

Community Reviews:

Praise A Lord is far from being purely pop; Yves Tumor mostly sticks to their roots: high energy, spacey, blown-out, yet smooth production and catchy guitar riffs.While I’m not as fond of this sound as I am of 2021’s Heaven To a Tortured Mind, there are still standout moments. For me, it’s just missing that “something.” Too many ‘pretty good’ moments, and not enough ‘wow.’ – @blakefrommusic (7.7/10)


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