7 Feb 2019
The Prog Mind gives Teeth of the Sea's WRAITH a 9/10 review
I find myself falling more and more in love with the whole progressive electronic genre. There’s just something about how the musical themes morph and evolve while layer after layer of sound is added and developed. Some of these albums are stark brilliance. Teeth of the Sea is one of those bands, and they too keep evolving and impressing me further. Their new album “Wraith” releases on the 22nd of February, and it is a treasure.
I first heard Teeth of the Sea through their 2013 album “Master”, which remains a favorite. The band currently includes Sam Barton, Mike Bourne, and Jimmy Martin. This album also includes the talents of Erol Alkan, Valentina Magalett, Chlöe Herington, and Katharine Gifford.
Teeth of the Sea plays music that is difficult to describe. Yes, I consider it progressive electronic for their usage of loops, ambient atmospheres, synthetic sounds, etc. However, you could just as easily tag them as psychedelic or space rock, and maybe even noise, a bit of drone, a bit of trip hop, and other genres like industrial. In fact, one of those other genres would be jazz/blues, as they offer heavy use of horns in a way that almost feels urban or like the music is being played in a small club in the 20s. Add on top of that the fact that the band is obviously influenced by horror, and you have a band that mashes a widely diverse range of ideas into one smooth and frankly awesome sound...
Read the full review here: Prog mind