Gum Takes Tooth, a thunderous rampage of noise tempered with an aptitude for precise rhythms and splintered melody, is a single-headed beast with two bodies: a duo of Thomas Fuglesang on live acoustic drums, physically wired into home grown electronic instruments and bare circuit boards, tweaked, molded and mangled in real-time by Jussi Brightmore.
released June 13, 2011
Thomas Fuglesang: drum kit, drum triggers, percussion
Jussi Brightmore: drum trigger processing (Nord Modular), voices, postcard weevil circuit synth, mini-megaphone, mbira, FX & loops, percussion
Valentina Magaletti: second drum kit on 'Hermaphrodite and Nourishment'
Recorded and mixed by:
John Hannon at No Recording Studio (recording tracks 6, 7, mix 7)
Gigi at G. Pees Recording Studio (recording 2, 5)
Rory Atwell at Palette Studio (recording/mix 1, 8, mix tracks 3, 5, 6, 8)
Leo & Dexter from Plague Riot in Moscow (recording track 3)
Track 4 and lots of bits and pieces recorded at our studio wherever it happened to be in London at the time (Whitechapel, Kings Cross, Bow), track 2 mixed at home
Artwork by Jussi Brightmore
Two man everything machine endlessly seeking what-the-fuck aural mesmerism in a maze like arrangement of sound system
culture, riffs and pan-cultural psychedelics. Dark primal frequencies are felt and not heard, unremitting circular drums shatter and rebirth whilst vocals provide an astral guide through dizzying new sound worlds....more
supported by 12 fans who also own “Silent Cenotaph”
Well this is damn good. I’m struggling to describe it, but here goes: Birthday Party era Nick Cave arthouse post punk with a stoner rock vibe to the production. Whew!
The bass drives the music and there is considerable variety between the songs. They tag it as, among others, psychedelic rock, and while I’m not sure I hear it, this lines up nicely with other recent standout additions to my collection like Hochen, Dreamtime, and Black Rainbows, who also use that tag. So maybe it’s just me. Lute FP
The no-wave titan/experimental composer and one of the most inventive groups to come out of '90s indie rock make delightfully cacophonous collaborations together. Bandcamp Album of the Day Nov 30, 2016