Album Review: Gum Takes Tooth - 'Silent Cenotaph'

A cacophony of bewildering oddness

Album Review: Gum Takes Tooth - 'Silent Cenotaph'

5 / 10 This deranged album is probably a bit like what would happen if you took a five-year-old kid, fed him strong Stilton, and then recorded what went on behind his eyes as the cheese dream took hold.

‘Young Mustard’ is his toys engaged in apocalyptic war, lurid Day-Glo and deathly; ‘Peace In Your Middle Yeast’ hides disturbing percussion and mutters behind the fun of the pun; while ‘Tannkjøtt’ is just as it sounds – a glorious cruiser with piña colada-sipping dames and a bruiser of a howitzer on the foredeck. ‘Silent Cenotaph’ is a magnificent and gung-ho monument to the terrifying joys of making a childish racket.

Luke Turner

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