London experimental duo Gum Takes Tooth announce the release of a new single, Buried Fires, via Endtyme Records on Monday 4 August, backed with a remix by Cut Hands. You can pre-order it here.
Issued on limited edition 7” vinyl with screenprinted sleeves, the A-side sees Gum Takes Tooth delve deeper into powerfully propulsive West African-influenced drum polyrhythms, floorboard rippling electronics and whispering psychedelia.
For side B Buried Fires is remixed by William Bennett, formerly of seminal Power Electronics outfit Whitehouse, under his Afro futurist moniker Cut Hands. The tempo is slowed to a vicious and menacing crawl, spraying spumes of acrid venom with each earth-shaking step in an entranced ritual of demonic summons.
The band have just revealed the video for Buried Fires which you can watch below.
Psychedelic double-drum/electronic combo Gum Takes Tooth have released a new video for their latest release, This Perfect Surface. It’s an introduction to their upcoming second album which is due for release next Spring. The track was “…influenced by their work with psychedelic improvisation collective Moon Ra as well as contemporary music from the middle east and the Sahara”.
The middle eastern influence is strong in the vocal chants and drum beat style. However, psychedelic can equate to hard to access in regards to This Perfect Surface. Nevertheless, this is actually a melodic and appealing number while also being modern and challenging.
The video is live performance-based, shot in black and white, using fast forward and fast cuts to echo the energy of the track. There is freshness and a unique sound here – once heard always recognised.
Live appearances this year included Den Haag’s State-X Newforms, Glastonbury, The Great Escape and Woodland Gathering festivals.
You can catch Gum Takes Tooth live on the following dates:
Fri 10 Jan @ The Courtyard Theatre, London
Sat 1 Feb – Baba Yaga’s Hut @ Electrowerkz, London
NB: VIDEO VISUALS INCLUDE FLASHING/STROBE LIGHT EFFECT.
By Kate Dexter