14 May 2019
The Prog Aspect reviews Teeth of the Sea's WRAITH
London based trio Teeth Of The Sea would be an ideal band to soundtrack the forthcoming apocalypse, what with their nightmarish yet strangely groovy missives, last evidenced on 2015’s essential Highly Deadly Black Tarantula, a howl of techno-rage at the unforgiving world, which found itself becalmed in the final track Love Theme For 1984, which set a scene of post-nightmare industrial bliss-out. Four years on and we have Wraith, which, as the title might suggest, is a more ephemeral proposition, and it seems to continue where the cinematic sweeps of Love Theme… left off.
Spooky goings on during the recording sessions weave their way into the soul of this album, and like ghosts in the machine envelop the thing in an unsettling shroud. A nervous energy permeates the slightly atypical uptempo album opener, I’d Rather, Jack which is set in a chillout zone underneath industrial arches in some forgotten murky corner of the capital, a place where waifs and strays gather to forget the daily grind, and cover the walls in vivid spray-painted art, straight from the heart. The instrumental break might be a strangulated guitar, it’s hard to say, and like everything else about this band is beyond definition, which is fine by me...
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