Post by Misha
Sometimes I can’t sleep at night because I’m thinking about all the music I won’t ever hear. The thought grips my heart in both its trembling hands and squeezes until I’m out of breath, reaching for my headphones in the dead of night, combing the lineups in all of the little LA DIY spots and opening up 75 browser tabs for all my favorite blogs. And what about the music that isn’t on the Internet? I have an aching certainty that in some record shop basement there’s a dusty split from 1973 that would change my life if I only heard it. What did folk music in pre-colonial India sound like? Tehranian punk? Are their spiritual descendants somewhere on Bandcamp?
Anyway that’s how I find a lot of my favorite songs in the dark at 3 in the morning.
Yves Tumor is a Tennessee born artist currently living in Turin, Italy. He recorded his 2016 sophomore album, Serpent Music, over 3 years between Miami, Leipzig, Los Angeles, and Berlin. It is a ferocious and enigmatic album, full of impressionistic funk and stirring samples that tell a story. I can’t stop playing The Feeling When You Walk Away. Buy the album here.