Disclaimer!!! The nature and scenes from this music video depict some graphic violence, sexual abuse, and blood. Watch at your own risk!
Leather Teeth by Carpenter Brut, from the album “Leather Teeth” (February 23, 2018) Genres: Synthwave, Electronic, Dance, Darksynth
Before we get into this incredible piece, I need to let you know some backstory. Back in 2012, the Texas-based video game company, Devolver Digital, released an ultra violent top-down shooter that’s a love letter to the 80’s. The gameplay was fast paced, and the soundtrack introduced me to one of my favorite genres, Synthwave. I discussed Synthwave before, and it was not until Hotline Miami 2 that I was introduced to one of the pioneers of the genre, Carpenter Brut. His intense style and amazing bass fills immediately won me over, and I just had to look at his other work. Upon researching his work, I found this piece, and knew from the very start that I had to write about it sometime soon on my blog. Well, that time is now, so let’s get started!
This song starts out with a soft and droning synth, then, near the 20 second mark, the bass increases and we are treated to some truly orgasmic beats. I absolutely love the intense drum beats scattered throughout the piece, and everything seems to layer perfectly on top of each other. Even without context, you can totally tell that this work is made for sleazy slasher films. I adore this pure ear worm of a piece and I hope you guys will let me know what you think of it in the comments’ section below.