Yves Tumor
Johnny Brenda's Presents

Yves Tumor


Ages 21+
Yves Tumor with Ecco2k at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia
  • 7PM - Doors
  • 8PM - Ecco2k
  • 9PM - Yves Tumor


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.


“I am not Ecco2K but Ecco2K is me”

Designer, photographer and director Zak Arogundade has been active within the world of music since the mid 2010’s, using his audiovisual project Ecco2K as a vessel to continuously explore and reinterpret himself, constructing a conceptually unified but expressively sprawled self-portrait. Continuously experimenting and meshing the diverse set of creative disciplines he grew up learning, his practice has grown into something beyond the sum of its parts, specializing in building narratives that span across multiple mediums.

Through non-linear, modular song crafting over a period of roughly 1.5 years, “E” brought Ecco2K halfway around the world to perform, write and record, spawning each part of the

definitive expression between points on a fragmented timeline, ultimately making the journey the destination. Essentially, “E” is the sum of Ecco2K´s journey from early 2018 (with the release of “AAA powerline”) to the final weeks of the decade; an uncompromising set of songs, a carefully arranged chaos bound together by transcendental themes, eccentric rhythmic substructures and hyper-melodic, soaring arrangements. Like meeting the gaze of an uncanny reflection, Ecco2K’s debut is equal parts unsparing vulnerability and childlike playfulness, generating a theoretically conflicting (but ultimately embracing) duality made with manic obsession and unconditional love.

Yves Tumor
Yves Tumor is the solo moniker of Sean Bowie, the enigmatic multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Turin, Italy.

ECCO2K (Ecco) also known under Aloegarten and Zak, is an English/Swedish rapper, producer, designer from Stockholm, Sweden.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125