November 29, 2010
Album Review: Teeth Of The Sea, 'Your Mercury' (Rocket)
Psychedelic sophistication at its bestMore on Teeth Of The Sea
9 / 10 For London’s [a]Teeth Of The Sea[/a] – specialists in hypnotic droning mayhem – success is overdue. Sure, debut LP [b]‘Orphaned By The Ocean’[/b] garnered underground kudos, but it’s the task of this follow-up to make a lasting impact. Accordingly, the quartet take us on a turbo-charged romp through space, during which we’re experimented upon with post-rock guitar onslaughts and propulsive whooshing – the stuff a Doctor Who composer might hear in their dreams. The astral sparks of a]Fuck Buttons[/a] are made to sound positively amateurish by the otherworldly [b]‘Cemetery Magus’[/b] and [b]‘ACRONYM’[/b]. TOTS are making some of the most exciting sounds since the Big Bang.
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