TEETH OF THE SEA Your Mercury (Rocket Recordings)
This is a new band to me, and I havent had it that long so this is just a quick review. The band come from London, and for want of a better term they play post-rock instrumentals. The difference is that where a lot of post-rock is quite minimal, or the old classic quiet/loud, Teeth Of The Sea are just bloody loud. The Ambassador is a case in point, with the repetitive bassline punctuated by squelchy bleeps and stabs of Sam Bartons trumpet. There is no tune to speak of, but the music is so powerful that you are swept away by it and it isnt until the end that you realise that it was just a load of noise. Cemetery Magus has a bit more rhythm to it, and Youre Mercury features some great playing from Barton. A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. has an insistent dance beat behind it, and Red Soil has the most odd found sound (?) lyric. Horses With Hands has some truly eerie sounds erupting from it something like a vomiting giant and Hovis Coil runs Bartons trumpet through an echo-box for a hypnotic rhythm to work over. This is not an easy listen, but if you have an affection for Mogwai or Godspeed then you really should give them a try.