8 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

As Carpenter Brut, French synth master Franck Hueso unleashes his first studio full-length of (mostly instrumental) throbbing night jams inspired by electronic dance grooves, hip-thrusting disco, and John Carpenter's soundtracks of the '70s and '80s. With the neon triumph of the title track and smooth sax solos of "Sunday Lunch," Hueso revives the pulsing nostalgia of a bygone era. He also enlists Ulver's Kristoffer "Garm" Rygg and Grave Pleasures' Mat "Kvohst" McNerney for some gloriously stentorian vocal accompaniment on "Cheerleader Effect" and "Beware the Beast," respectively.

EDITORS’ NOTES

As Carpenter Brut, French synth master Franck Hueso unleashes his first studio full-length of (mostly instrumental) throbbing night jams inspired by electronic dance grooves, hip-thrusting disco, and John Carpenter's soundtracks of the '70s and '80s. With the neon triumph of the title track and smooth sax solos of "Sunday Lunch," Hueso revives the pulsing nostalgia of a bygone era. He also enlists Ulver's Kristoffer "Garm" Rygg and Grave Pleasures' Mat "Kvohst" McNerney for some gloriously stentorian vocal accompaniment on "Cheerleader Effect" and "Beware the Beast," respectively.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19 Ratings
19 Ratings
Cyborg_Feline ,

Uncool electro

I have been quite surprised when I saw this album on Bandcamp, since I wasn't really expecting Carpenter Brut to release a brand new album this year. I've become enthralled by Leather Teeth. The many retro sounds of this album teleports one to the era of hair metal, technopop, electro-funk, new wave, early hip hop, the dying days of disco and even film scores that were composed utilizing synthesizers. I am quite aware that to some listeners, this isn't going to sound like "rock", "electronica" or "metal" because perhaps they might view these genres as having some rules that if any artist doesn't strictly adhere to, then they're "disqualified" so to speak. Well, there are so many subgenres of rock and roll (heck, we all know heavy metal spawned from rock music). Some of these subgenres/styles even use electronic instruments such as samplers, turntables, and drum machines. Dismissing something because it sounds different from what one is accustomed to seems narrow-minded. Genuinely do not wish to have this mindset, so I actively have varied tastes in music. But to each their own.
Anyhow, "Leather Teeth" is among the best albums I've heard this year, and the second "synthwave" album out there (FYI, the number uno is called "Trilogy"). It is far superior to electronic singles, EPs and albums that try to emulate an Eighties vibe, and a large portion of them have failed to truly capture the debauchery that decade has come to be known for. Carpenter Brut's Leather Teeth on the other hand, completely dominates this aspect.

mista13 ,

Bring your boombox to the beach!

Love that cassette effect to start Sunday Lunch!

GI5EPI 579 ,

Different but still familiar!

I think this album is a perfect example of how an artist can try different things and experiment while also not alienating older fans by radically changing. This is also hard to do in this type of genre. This album is a testament to how skilled Carpenter Brut really is.

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