Podcast Episode
Season
Seven
number
346
Type
Album Review
Post Date
8/29/2017

The Tea Party

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Label
EMI Music Canada
Release year
1997
Producer
Jeff Martin

Though only a three-piece, they pile on a wide range of non-traditional instrumentation to create a unique, swirling sound.

From up north comes The Tea Party, creating a stew of eastern scales, industrial rhythms and Zeppelin-esque dramatics. Their 1997 sophomore release Transmission is the quintessential headphones album. Though only a three-piece, they pile on a wide range of non-traditional instrumentation to create a unique, swirling sound that goes big rock in the vein of The Cult or Led Zeppelin while grounding with industrial rhythms at home on a Nine Inch Nails or Stabbing Westward record. All while frontman Jeff Martin bellows and shrieks like the lost cousin of Jim Morrison and Ian Astbury. It can be exciting and overwhelming just a few bars apart - we try to figure out which way the overall experience leans. Tune in to find out.

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Songs in this episode

  • ‍Intro - Temptation
  • 15:11 - Gyroscope
  • 17:54 - Psychopomp
  • 22:05 - Babylon
  • Outro - Alarum

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