by Steve Fenton, Phonotonal, November 2023

Tremosphere align themselves, in general, with shoegaze – but Becoming Creatures is an album with a dark edge, some angular moments, and most of all a strong off-the-wall experimental vibe.

We have a few Bleach Lab and Just Mustard fans around here and this album is in that wheelhouse, with a flicker of Siouxie and the Banshees and Bunin’ the Ice era Nick Cave. Let’s explore the various sounds on the album through four sonic signposts.

It’s sultry and atmospheric in ‘Utopia’. There’s a warm soundbed punctuated by bass, with a piano adding a motif to the edges. Quite possibly my favourite track on the record, it has a certain rise and fall – not a barrage of dynamic chops, but a great heaving ocean that moves with low speed and great power. Continue reading on Phonotonal