Safe in the Hands of Love

Yves Tumor - Safe in the Hands of Love
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2018 Ratings: #48 / 676
User Score
Based on 354 ratings
2018 Ratings: #19
September 5, 2018 / Release Date
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Warp / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Pitchfork
Yves Tumor’s latest album is a benchmark in experimental music. It is searing and borderless, music that is aware of oppressive confinement, and music with an intoxicating urge to be free.
90
Tiny Mix Tapes

For an artist who’s demonstrated a remarkable ability to evoke moods of melancholy and fear in his music, Safe in the Hands of Love thrives on its intensity and excitement, revealing a side of Yves Tumor that we’ve never seen blossom so fully like this before.

90
PopMatters

What pushes Safe in the Hands of Love beyond the producer's previous works is the emotion that the record transmits. No matter if the synths are harsh, or the rhythm section arrives with the perfect groove, this is a work filled with an emotive purpose, and it is that core that makes it such a wonderful listen.

90
Crack Magazine
This is a mission statement from an artist who knows that the trademark of their sound is not so much the sound itself, but its ability to take hold of the listener and bring them into the fold. It is the manifestation of a vision, now fully realised, projected to us from within.
85
The 405

Where Turmor's music normally thrives on chaos and unpredictability, here, he focuses on reigning in that unpredictability, and in the process, crafts some truly thrilling and engaging experimental pop music.

82
Resident Advisor

Yves Tumor joins the likes of Arca and SOPHIE at the vanguard of experimental pop.

80
musicOMH

Safe In The Hands Of Love is a fascinating synthesis of rock, plunderphonics, bass music and noise from an artist that remains stubbornly undefinable.

80
The Guardian
It is refreshing to hear someone so emancipated from the rules of genre.
75
Spectrum Culture

Bowie often works best through subtlety, and that strength is not particularly amplified on Safe in The Hands of Love.

70
Loud and Quiet

The album feels uneven, the result of too many sonic ideas with none taking precedence.

70
The Needle Drop

For as enjoyable as many of them are, Yves Tumor's pop tunes and comparatively experimental soundscapes don't really reinforce one another on Safe in the Hands of Love.

dyelir
93
If Yves Tumor was truly an experimental artist before Safe In the Hands of Love, the only reason this album is experimental is because there’s simply no other genre it could be put into. Part noise, part alt-rock, part dream pop, Safe In the Hands of Love is a daring, genre-neutral catharsis of the emotions that come from lack of recognition and oppression.
BradTasteMusic
80
Recently I’ve lost a lot of interest in new releases of music on this site. It feels like every time I visit a new album that is hyped up by fans or given a mercy 7, I find myself beyond disappointed. I just have gotten so bored of trying to find new experiences in music at this point...

AND THEN I RAN ACROSS THIS ALBUM WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOLY SHIT MAN THIS THING IS (insert praise here)
Score is unofficial
amygoodall
91
I finally don't want to kill mr. buffalo staple in reaction to one of his takes!
itsyahboinoah
85
Im so glad he outdid himself from his last record. One of the most daring and exciting electronic release you will hear this year and the years to come.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#18/Rough Trade

Track List

  1. Faith In Nothing Except In Salvation
  2. Economy of Freedom
  3. Honesty
  4. Noid
  5. Licking an Orchid (feat. James K)
  6. Lifetime (feat. Oxhy & Puce Mary)
  7. Hope In Suffering (Escaping Oblivion & Overcoming Powerlessness) [feat. Oxhy & Puce Mary]
  8. Recognizing the Enemy
  9. All the Love We Have Now
  10. Let the Lioness In You Flow Freely
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Added on: September 5, 2018