Favourite Records of the Year. Selected by: Teeth of the Sea

von am 20. Dezember 2015 in ...in english please!

Favourite Records of the Year. Selected by: Teeth of the Sea
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Teeth of the Sea have always been a band moving outside of any genre conventions with impressive implicitness. Their fourth album pushes this versatility to the max: Highly Deadly Black Tarantula dances as effortless between the sinister electronica of The Haxan Cloak and the unreal dark ambient of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble as it combines disturbing industrial components with Blade Runner-soundscapes into sweaty, grooving post-rock scenes. The record you get is a coherent sound-construct, hypnotizing in its eclecticism – and one of the best albums of 2015.

Mat:

Black Zone Myth Chant - Mane Thecel PharesBlack Zone Myth ChantMane Thecel Phares

Like some recently unearthed and gorgeously bejewelled alien artefact. The way it’s surface captures the light is dazzling.

Autokrator - AutokratorAutokrator – Autokrator

Utterly disgusting. The kind of rancid, pustular death metal that you can smell before you even hear it.

Jimmy:

Natural Snow Building - Terror's HornsNatural Snow BuildingTerror’s Horns

This one seemed to sail under the radar as far as all the end-of-year polls went, but it was one that kept coming back to haunt me. This French duo have been making great records for years in a Kranky-esque style, but here they added a macabre aura closer to Earth’s ‚Hex‚ to eerie and compelling effect.

Cat's Eyes - The Duke Of BurgundyCat’s EyesThe Duke Of Burgundy

I actually still haven’t seen the movie yet, despite buying it on DVD the other day, but if it’s as good as this then we’re in business. Sumptuously arranged and luxurious melancholia from the Zeffira and Badwan pair, with echoes of both Luboš Fišer and Mozart’s Requiem.

Sam:

Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Three - River Run TheeMatana RobertsCoin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee

The latest offering in Roberts‘ ongoing saga is the best yet, a bruising work that channels injustices past and somehow turns them into a message of hope and endurance. A fascinating collage of drone, music concrete, jazz and vocal cut ups, at points it sound older than time itself.

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