Yves Tumor? Try to unravel, and the dimensions and personas spill out like the cracked and warped contents of a grotesquely beautiful matryoshka doll. A gothic soundscape auteur? Details are scant, so the music does most of the talking…
To see Yves Tumor step upon a stage is to be thrashed by a howling cyberpunk fiend – yet filter the recorded output and be treated to a kaleidoscopic union of classic songwriting and lobotomized sound experiments. The duality unveils subtly but hints and images can be parsed from music and lyrics, giving that impression that on experience and listen it just might be possible that everything will come into a pop perfect focus.
Aaron Rice is a Minneapolis-based Electronic Artist. His acclaimed two-piece AATS drew global audiences and earned him a featured Up-and-Comer slot at the Iceland Airwaves Festival. Building off the success of AATS, Aaron Rice wrote and recorded his first solo album last year while living in LA, and produced and mixed the tracks in New York City with long-time collaborator and experimental ambient composer Grant Cutler.
The forthcoming LP, Neverfade, weaves together musical influences of a 90’s kid growing up mixed-race in the Midwest (N64’s Wave Race meets TLC) with sparse trap hi-hats and probing lyrics. The result is a declaration at a dance party; an emotive sound story as rich as its roots. Performing material from the forthcoming solo debut, he’s shared stages with Gold Panda, Crystal Castles and Open Mike Eagle.