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Dark Tooth Encounter - Soft Monsters (IMPORT) (CD) Cover Art Dark Tooth Encounter - Soft Monsters (IMPORT) (CD)

Features Gary Arce (Yawning Man/Ten East), Bill Stinson (Ten East), Scott Reeder (Kyuss/Across the River) and Mario Lalli (Fatso Jetson/Orquesta del Desierto).

Dark Tooth Encounter is the name of the new music project from Yawning Man/Ten East lynchpin, Gary Arce, and drummer extraordinaire, Ten East’s Bill Stinson. Although joined by Scott Reeder (Kyuss, Obsessed, etc.) and Mario Lalli (Across The River, Fatso Jetson, etc.) on almost all of the seven tracks on their debut album, Soft Monsters, the approach is much more experimental and cerebral than many of the players’ previous work, sounding like an update on the classic ‘70s art-rock of Eno.

With Gary supplying guitars (inc. lap steel) throughout, as well as keyboards and electronics; the metronomic beats of Bill Stinson; the angular guitar of Mario Lalli and the fuzzed-out bass work of Scott Reeder, Dark Tooth Encounter remain a unique proposition. Purely instrumental, and aided by the astonishing production and studio work of Mike Shear, their music is a mixture of several different elements. Their sound incorporates small elements of the players’ other outfits, sure, but there’s also hints of math-rock, prog and shades of country-rock and psychedelia.

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Ten East - The Robot's Guide to Freedom (IMPORT) (CD) Cover Art Ten East - The Robot's Guide to Freedom (IMPORT) (CD)

Features Gary Arce (Yawning Man/Ten East), Bill Stinson (Ten East), Mario Lalli (Fatso Jetson/Orquesta del Diesrto), Scott Reeder (Kyuss/Across the River), Bryan Giles (Last of the Juanitas/Red Fang) and Greg Ginn (Black Flag).

The line-up here is a veritable stoner-punk supergroup: Gary Arce (Yawning Man/Ten East), Bill Stinson (Ten East), Mario Lalli (Fatso Jetson/Orquesta del Diesrto), and joining them are Scott Reeder (Kyuss/Across the River) on bass; on guitar there is acclaimed six-stringer Bryan Giles (Last of the Juanitas/Red Fang) and Greg Ginn (Black Flag) himself with guitar (and organ) on almost half the tracks.

The Robot's Guide to Freedom sees Ten East branching out in heavier, more aggressive territory than their first release, as well as tempering the brute attack with forays into more ethereal space-rock and ‘60s/’70s-style psych jams. The music is a perfect encapsulation of the “scenes” these individual members helped create: the ferocious punk squawl of Ginn’s frenetic, free-jazz-inspired riffs which set California ablaze some 25 years ago, combined with the scorched desert-rock of stoner pioneers Yawning Man, Fatso Jetson and Kyuss. The music of Ten East is dense, multi-layered and worthy of many repeated listens. Lead songwriter Gary Arce has the knack for penning a totally non-generic riff - such riffs born from his love of the guitar work of Ginn, Eno, Steve Fisk, surf music and Tom Verlaine - and creating a truly lyrical piece of music, one which makes one forget that Ten East don’t and likely never will require a vocalist.

The appearance of Yawning Man, Kyuss, Fatso Jetson and Black Flag members all in one band should make you stand up and take notice. Anyone into the sounds of such bands, or the manic prog freakouts of early ‘70s King Crimson, the surf twang of the Ventures, the spaced grooves of Guru Guru and Amon Duul, or the peyote-fried guitar work of primo Meat Puppets will find something in the music of Ten East.

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