Baring Teeth

Baring Teeth - December 2012

Baring Teeth Session
Violitionist Sessions

Session Date: September 21, 2012
Posting Date: December 10, 2012
Artist Hometown: Dallas, TX
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Recorded by: Michael Briggs

Vestigial Birth
The Dead Hand
ONE: Are you influenced by modern/contemporary classical music and if so, how does it affect your writing?
Andrew: Yeah, modern classical music, especially Penderecki and Stravinsky, has had a huge influence on our writing. From a guitar perspective, it’s expanded the palette of chords that I feel can fit within the context of our sound; we now rely alot on large block chords that are so dissonant as to almost lose their sense of melody, which I really like.
MW: Do you have any significant nonmetal influences?
Andrew: We all love jazz, so that’s probably the largest non-metal influence on our music. Other artists like Scott Walker, Diamanda Galas, Tom Waits, King Crimson, Björk, The Flaming Lips, among others, all have effected our music.
TWO: Have you considered expanding your instrumentation on your recordings or are you satisfied with the guitar, bass and drums?
Andrew: That’s certainly something we’ve thought about integrating into our sound. Hopefully we can experiment with that on the next album, but there is definitely a project we’ve been talking of doing after that which will probably use a variety of different instruments. However, for the interim I am comfortable with sticking to guitar, bass and drums. Imposing that limitation on ourselves makes things more challenging, especially when we are looking to recreate a sound that is not easily replicated by that setup.
THREE: What’s next for Baring Teeth in the short term?
Andrew: We have a few shows coming up, including one Dec. 15 at Rubber Gloves, but outside of that we’re going to keep writing for our next album, called “Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins”. We have two songs completed and several more in the offing, so hopefully we can finish writing by the summer and release it in the winter. Once that comes out, we plan on doing some extensive touring.