Swiftly following the release of their successful third album MASTER, Teeth of the Sea are proud to present a limited Record Store Day LP release of their re-imagined score to Ben Wheatley’s metaphysical midnight movie A Field In England. This work sees London’s most adventurous and intrepid psychedelic adventurers allying motifs and psychic spectres from Jim Williams and Blanck Mass’ music and reinterpreting them to their own ends, arriving at a bold and richly atmospheric transmission that takes the rites and revelations of the original work into pastures new.
Originally spurred into action by a commission for Cork Film Festival in November 2013, Teeth of the Sea worked on the audio-visual reworking with their long-standing visual collaborator Benjamin Barfoot (who also created the jaw-dropping ‘Reaper’ video last year and worked on the band’s previous ‘Beyond The Transfinite’ piece, which debuted at Bestival in 2012).
The first performance of A Field In England-Reimagined, in the converted church venue Triskel in Cork in November 2013, was a resounding sell-out success, as was a repeat performance at the enormous screen one at Hackney Picture House in January 2014.
Inspired by this reaction, the band entered Lightship95, the studio housed on a converted ship on the Thames where they also recorded MASTER, to record the music to this half-hour travelogue. In the process, they found themselves travelling down unforeseen sonic avenues- taking a notably more melodic and pastoral approach, these three tracks find them channelling influences like Flying Saucer Attack, Bobby Beausoleil, Popol Vuh and ‘La Novia’ era Acid Mothers Temple to mercurial and transformative effect.
Teeth of the Sea’s goal was to take the mind-games, the malevolence and the magick of the film as fuel for a work that exists on a parallel dimension to the earthen realm on which the protagonists carry out their actions. Housed in a sleeve featuring all-new artwork by Rocket Recordings seer Johnny O, and available in a limited edition on thick red wax, A Field In England-Reimagined represents that psychic quest made gloriously manifest.