Master - Teeth of the Sea
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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the British post-rock band was influenced by works from Byetone, Powell, Prurient, Raime, and Pete Swanson.
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  1. Oct 11, 2013
    90
    Most bands master a sound, but there’s the distinct feeling here that TOTS are merely vessels for a force operating somewhere beyond our comprehension of what can, and does, qualify as pop music.
  2. Oct 4, 2013
    90
    Master is a record of real and rare magnificence.
  3. Oct 4, 2013
    90
    With Master, they've made their biggest leap forward yet, with the band members leaping across genre divides with a confidence and sure-handedness that shows them at the peak of their powers.
  4. 80
    This follow-up is powered by the same blend of the majestically mournful and the teeth-grindingly abrasive, only with less dense textures (a good thing), and a more pronounced interest in propulsive beats and rhythms (an even better thing).
  5. Nov 25, 2013
    80
    A muted trumpet melody and wordless chorale drift through Siren Spectre's gorgeous intergalactic ambiance before space-disco juggernaut Responder tunes into the transcendental infinite--a glitter ball in one eye, the other on the cosmos. [Dec 2013, p.86]
  6. Oct 4, 2013
    80
    Master is perhaps less dense than their previous offering, but still possesses the ability to invoke terror and occasionally, irritate. Despite these occasional forays, Master is a powerful album.
  7. Nov 25, 2013
    60
    In all, a most diverting, Frankenstein-esque collision of caveman demon worship and unhinged science. [Dec 2013, p.115]
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