Cellular Chaos Diamond Teeth Clenched on LP
On their second full-length release, New York City's Cellular Chaos has no time for waste. Headed by vocalist Admiral Grey, guitarist Weasel Walter and bassist Shayna Dulberger, Diamond Teeth Clenched merges iconoclastic post-punk -slash- no wave experimentalism with articulate songwriting, outlandish glam rock personality and an urgent blast-beat fury.
Known for his work in The Flying Luttenbachers, XBXRX, Burmese and his current role as Lydia Lunch's musical director, Walter initially founded Cellular Chaos as a San Francisco Bay area improvisational instrumental combo, but with a move to Brooklyn, the name was repurposed to christen an entirely new act. The band headed in an equally intense and cathartic direction, but became more song-oriented with the addition of frontperson Grey. Grey's surreal narratives of trauma, apocalypse, and abuse weave furiously through angular, masterfully expressed arrangements, propelled by the muscular drumming of Marc Edwards - and alternately planted and unrooted by the spinning foundation of free jazz double bassist and composer Shayna Dulberger on electric bass.
Diamond Teeth Clenched was recorded in Queens, NY with engineer Colin Marston (Krallice) and mixed by Weasel Walter. The album marks a reunion of SKiN GRAFT Records and Walter, who rose to prominence during his tenure at the label with albums from his bands The Flying Luttenbachers and Lake Of Dracula.