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
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