Teeth of the Sea - Wraith
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2019 Ratings: #435 / 766
User Score
Based on 70 ratings
2019 Ratings: #459
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
PopMatters

Through its duration, the band undergoes various mutations, introduces strange motifs and bizarre progressions, but it is all so well balanced and presented that this process appears to be effortless.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Much of the album does indeed give off distinctly ghostly vibes, fit for soundtracking uneasily spooky yet beatific transmissions from limbo by the recently departed.

80
The Skinny

Teeth of the Sea are one of the best UK bands you’ve never heard of.

80
Exclaim!

UK psychedelic noise-rock experimenters Teeth of the Sea embrace the more spectral side of their sound on the tellingly titled Wraith.

60
Loud and Quiet

For existing fans, ‘Wraith’ is the best the band have sounded since their debut; full of creativity and chemistry that appears to grow more refined with each album.

aaron
77
I've been searching for a noise-jazz record with rock undertones, I always thought that this would be the perfect culmination of everything I'd heard and loved for the last 10 years. (Gonna give this a couple hundred listens brb)

As I imagined, the world-building of noise lead by jazz free solo's creates this mood I've only ever experienced when playing masterful adventure games, that sprawled out into forever. This album also touches on that core, with a grit and lo-fi (Have A Nice Life would ... read more
luna128
75
Teeth of the Sea's Wraith embraces the future of the ambient and avant-garde direction for electronic psychedelia, but in its wake, it's been imbued with outdated and overrated motifs that infest its beautiful soundscape with a presence of never-ending nostalgia.

The video for "I'd Rather, Jack" and other promotional pieces of artwork surrounding the record display humanoid figures with spores and growths of fungus horrifically attached in and around their faces. These visuals, I ... read more
GRNHLL
75
This is a completely new sound for me. It's a mix between post-rock, psychedelic rock, industrial, jazz... And a lot of different undertones. I love how well textured it is, and the atmosphere it creates with each track. I don't know if it's a good introduction to post-industrial/noise jazz or whatever genre you want to call this, but honestly I find it really interesting.

Cover art: 8/10.
Plats
85
"Wraith" is a beautiful collage of industrial noise-jazz! The progressions are great, the production is outstanding and the atmosphere is haunting. Despite a couple of interesting ideas overstaying their welcome, I love this sound and I hope for more of it in the future.

Fav Tracks: VISITOR; I'd Rather, Jack; Hiraeth; Her Wraith; Gladiators Ready

Least Fav Track: Our Love Can Destroy This Whole Fucking World

Score:
8.5
Exceptional
Nosi
78
By mixing Noise-jazz, Post-Rock and Post-industrial so well, Teeth of the Sea managed to give this album a very outstanding and unique atmosphere. Majority of its tracks are full of creativity (mostly due to the motifs and undertones) and succeed to create a perfect alchemy between all the genres. It remains an exceptionally pleasant experience to me, and i would recommend giving it a try, even for people which are not familiar with Noise-jazz.

Top tracks: Hiraeth, I'd Rather, Jack
Cover art: ... read more
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Track List

  1. I'd Rather, Jack
  2. Hiraeth
  3. Burn of the Shieling
  4. Fortean Steed
  5. Visitor
  6. Her Wraith
  7. Wraiths in the Wall
  8. Our Love Can Destroy This Whole Fucking World
  9. Gladiators Ready
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Added on: January 28, 2019