Earth: s/d, c/d?

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I remember hearing Earth 2 when it came out and but I decided against buying it because it didn't sit well with the short-attention span I had at the time.

Just picked up a used copy on a whim and damn, it's pretty awesome. "Like Gold and Faceted" has got to be their ultimate song, I can't imagine that they surpassed this half-hour-long epic drone. Should I bother with any of their other records?

Joseph Pot (STINKOR™), Monday, 16 August 2004 01:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Pentastar:In The Style Od Demons is my fave by them, but i might be the only one who feels that way. More stonerish, but i just love the vibe. I'm assuming it's a heroin vibe or something. I don't love heroin though. Just the vibe. Of the music. Not the vibe of junkies.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 16 August 2004 02:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yes but Earth 2 is best

roger adultery (roger adultery), Monday, 16 August 2004 02:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, well, like I said, I'm probably the onely one who feels that way. I'm more than willing to take a cold and lonely stand on the mountain top. oh yes i am.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 16 August 2004 02:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Of Demons" by the way. Not "Od Demons". you can probably find it for a quarter in the junk bin.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 16 August 2004 02:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hm, there was a used copy of Pentastar there too. Maybe I should go back for it?

Jesus, track 3 on headphones is pure fucking bliss. I love the cover too, it hints at the whole thing being a pisstake (which is refreshing if you're at all familiar with "doom" metal and it's tiresome iconography).

Joseph Pot (STINKOR™), Monday, 16 August 2004 02:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

My favorite review of Earth 2 came courtesy of Everett True, some months after it was released. It ran something like "I meant to talk about this when it came out but it sent me into an amazing coma from which I have only just awoken. Bitchin!"

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 16 August 2004 02:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

ha, yeah it is a bit like Percocet for the ears.

just found this:
An Interview with Dylan Carlson of Earth...

Joseph Pot (STINKOR™), Monday, 16 August 2004 02:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i haven't heard "pentastar", but i've got pretty much everything else. the first album, "extra-capsular extraction," has percussion by joe preston and relatively shorter tracks. slightly more straightforward doom rock compared to to "2", i like to think of it as their pop record. it's even got some kurt cobain action on it. the third album, "phase 3", is more a more sparse and minimalist thing (it's mostly just dylan carlson all by his lonesome and without many overdubs, if memory serves). more of a noise record overall, some of it wouldn't be out of place on a mego release. "sunn amps and smashed guitars live" is a concert recording. probably my least favorite earth record, almost sounds like a soundcheck at times and never reaches the heights (or, more appropriately, depths) of the sub pop stuff. the real reason to get this one would probably be the four bonus tracks that are outtakes or demos from the "extra-capsular" era. pretty impressive to me that each album has such a distinct character, considering the basic premise of just slowing down and stretching out metal riffs. all in all, good shit, classic.

j kirsch, Monday, 16 August 2004 03:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

where the hell can i get a copy of 2?? mp3s aren't cutting it.

brock (brock), Monday, 16 August 2004 03:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

brock >>>> http://www.tonevendor.com/item/9520

Joseph Pot (STINKOR™), Monday, 16 August 2004 03:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

haha, i can verify that it was at their store as of last saturday as i thumbed past it in the E-misc. section of tonevendor.

i love their videos, someone needs to release that stuff on dvd.

gygax! (gygax!), Monday, 16 August 2004 04:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Finally picked up Earth 2 after really getting into Sunn0)))'s two White records, and although it's great, I can't help but feel Sunn0))) have improved on the formula. Are the Earth tracks with Kurt Cobain really worth hearing?

Jason J, Monday, 16 August 2004 08:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

although it's great, I can't help but feel Sunn0))) have improved on the formula.

is this the general consensus about Sunn0)))? not so sure about that myself. what I've heard of their albums doesn't go much further than being a tribute to that sound, which is what I thought Sunn0))) was essentially anyway.

Joseph Pot (STINKOR™), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 03:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

scotty, you're not alone, penstar is my fave also. i often thought it was their pop album. it's been a while since i listened to it (and seeing as it's 11pm and the wife is watching What I Like About You, i figure now is not the time to put it on), but i remember one track being in some weird time sig but being so repetitive and looping and sludgy that it didn't feel at all akward.

JaXoN (JasonD), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 04:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

also, wasn't Boris supposed to be a tribute band of sorts? i got a copy of one of their cds, but it was mostly acoustic guitar, so i didn't hear it

JaXoN (JasonD), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 04:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

sunn is ok, but they've really started to move away from being a straight tribute. i prefer earth - the sound is less monotonous to my ears, and i like the production far more.

also, taking sides: SUNN 0))) vs. MOONN D)))!!!

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 06:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The guy from Sunn 0))) scammed my friend into a buying him a beer at the LSD-march show in NY last week and then split.

Jeff Sumner (Jeff Sumner), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 19:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
"living in the gleam of an unsheathed sword"

vahid (vahid), Friday, 11 February 2005 04:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

...which i just got back from the record store with and haven't listened to yet.

there was another one listed in aquarius' update this last week.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Friday, 11 February 2005 04:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

haha look out. i got to about 25 minutes through the 2nd track and i had to turn it off (this happened about five minutes ago) ... it was making me think unhappy things.

vahid (vahid), Friday, 11 February 2005 05:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

unhappy things?

i'm enjoying it. this stuff definitely reminds me of earth 3 mixed with a bit of pentastar, less monolithic and more likely to spin out into rock riffs or noodly little parts. thank god it doesn't sound like sunn 0))).

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Friday, 11 February 2005 09:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The long track from Earth 2 (forget the title) was on a magazine cassette of Sub Pop stuff (took up all of side 2). Played that one more than the other side...

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 11 February 2005 09:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"also, wasn't Boris supposed to be a tribute band of sorts? i got a copy of one of their cds, but it was mostly acoustic guitar, so i didn't hear it"

Yes, from what I have read they were an Earth tribute band but quickly evolved into sth... uh... original. I love their last record (Feedbacker). It's one long track of a slowly growing rumble. They also worked with Haino and Merzbow.

stevie nixed (stevie nixed), Friday, 11 February 2005 09:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(slow growing rumble. god, i have a headache and can't think. )

stevie nixed (stevie nixed), Friday, 11 February 2005 10:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The long track from Earth 2 (forget the title) was on a magazine cassette of Sub Pop stuff (took up all of side 2). Played that one more than the other side...

ahhhhh the heady days of lime lizard.

I saw sunn 0))) in glasgow a few weeks ago and found it interminably boring and pretty much a joke compared to the earth stuff I have heard (only Earth 2 and the track on Autechre's ATP cd)

Did anoyone see them at ATP a couple of years ago? I also hear they are working on new stuff at the moment.

hmmm (hmmm), Friday, 11 February 2005 10:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Earth failed to turn up at that ATP. I don't recall ever hearing the reason why.

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Friday, 11 February 2005 10:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i thought this was about the Good Lookin' compilation series

Alienus Quam Reproba (blueski), Friday, 11 February 2005 10:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

looks like they just played a show in olympia and they're recording for southern lord now. this pic is great:
http://www.thronesanddominions.com/images/earth_live_4.gif

eman (eman), Friday, 11 February 2005 11:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

C

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Friday, 11 February 2005 13:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yes, from what I have read they were an Earth tribute band but quickly evolved into sth... uh... original.

Oh yeah? I always figured their name was a ref. to the Melvins track.

Feedbacker is indeed awesome. Have you heard Flood? Similar strcture but with less harshness.

original bgm, Friday, 11 February 2005 14:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I know the Melvins reference, but I thought they were an Earth tribute band. I'm probably wrong. I've been reading too much bios lately.

Haven't heard Flood (yet).

stevie nixed (stevie nixed), Friday, 11 February 2005 14:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

dylan looks cleaned up and healthy in the recent pics i've seen, a great improvement over how he looked in the kurt & courtney movie at least (that shit was creepy).

eman (eman), Friday, 11 February 2005 15:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

he didn't come out too well in that: "Kurt was rich. Why would he ever stop using heroin?"

Snappy (sexyDancer), Friday, 11 February 2005 16:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
Seattle Weekly article on new Earth by pdf!

donut e-g (donut), Wednesday, 29 June 2005 20:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I got to see Earth live a year and a half ago (they played between drone-rock gymnasts Comets On Fire and Kinski on the same bill. Most people didn't like them because Dylan wouldn't jump around or freakout all crazy like).. they were great... it was Dylan on guitar and Adrienne on drums. Dylan still manages to make people's guts vibrate even on guitar... it was a great set.

donut e-g (donut), Wednesday, 29 June 2005 20:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Actually all three bands were excellent that night, but Earth were fantastic in a completely different way. I like the Comets and the Kinskis, don't get me wrong.

donut e-g (donut), Wednesday, 29 June 2005 20:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Cool; I didn't even know that was up online. I had to make lots of phone calls to marshals in multiple states to get that info on Hunt.

pdf (Phil Freeman), Wednesday, 29 June 2005 20:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

what is wire fraud, anyway?

Another Allnighter (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 29 June 2005 20:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

In this case, something involving getting funds through Western Union that you're not actually entitled to.

pdf (Phil Freeman), Wednesday, 29 June 2005 20:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've heard dozens(at least) of people paid $100 for Earth 2 on vinyl and other such and they never got them. Josh aint a popular man. Probably for his sake he better hope its the cops who catch him.

Go have a look at the SL and stonerrock.com forums.

Ranklin, Wednesday, 29 June 2005 20:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

aka the Craigslist fraud.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 29 June 2005 20:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Good news. Josh Hunt was arrested this week.

http://forums.southernlord.com/viewtopic.php?t=8168&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Ranklin, Thursday, 30 June 2005 09:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

No need for
http://www.houstonscene.net/images/hunt.jpg anymore.

Ranklin, Thursday, 30 June 2005 09:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Bootleggers Beware!
Joe Preston ... You're Next!

Another Allnighter (sexyDancer), Thursday, 30 June 2005 13:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

My god, that poster looks like a well executed publicity photo for his "label"... It's the mention of Earth on the arrest warrant that just grabbed me.

Wow.

donut e- (donut), Thursday, 30 June 2005 16:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Anyway, Legacy of Dissolution is just divine. Just forget who the "remixers" are.. seriously. Close your eyes and just guess who it is for each track. You'll be very surprised who remixed what... and then realize it just doesn't do any good to listen to a track with preconceptions of what the remixing artist(s) will do.

(unless the remixers *were* shuffled around randomly and this is just a big low-key subtle prank.)

donut e- (donut), Saturday, 2 July 2005 05:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
Re-up. Fascinating Seattle Weekly piece, Phil.

ng, Thursday, 4 August 2005 10:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Has Josh's trial come up yet?

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Thursday, 4 August 2005 10:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Earth sure is a great band...

sometimes.

Ian John50n (orion), Thursday, 4 August 2005 16:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Does anyone else agree that the autechre mix of Coda Maestoso in F(Flat) Minor is one of the greatest remixes ever?

hmmm (hmmm), Monday, 15 August 2005 20:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm still not convinced it's Autechre.. (see above).. but that track is really great... I agree.

donut ferry (donut), Monday, 15 August 2005 20:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
OK, the Earth/KKNull split CD is fantastic. I am very biased though, because the CD is essentially the European 10"(?) they had for sale when they toured together(?) in Europe later in 2003.

Anyway, I was at that Crocodile Cafe show in Seattle from whence the first track came from. They played in between Comets In Fire and Kinski. I'm very surprised at how well it sounds! I'm probably just excited because this is probably the first live show that's every been officially released which I actually attended... (fucking finally.)

I'm hoping the KK Null track is great..(don't see why i won't be)

donut Get Behind Me Carbon Dioxide (donut), Saturday, 17 September 2005 05:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

And I just got the new CD today Hex :Or Printing In The Internal Method. This is quite a departure.. but wow! I mean, if you liked Codeine, or if you can imagine Pell Mell at half the speed, this might give an approximation of what this sounds like.. however, it's even more majestic than that. As much as I love earlier evil, ugly Earth, this is really a shockingly great surprise. I already know this is a Top 10 of 2005.

donut hallivallerieburtonelli omg lol (donut), Thursday, 29 September 2005 07:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

no worries, guys.. this definitely drone-worthy.. just not in the same trademark that Earth has solidified in the past, that's all.

donut hallivallerieburtonelli omg lol (donut), Thursday, 29 September 2005 07:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm still not convinced it's Autechre.. (see above).. but that track is really great... I agree

Yeah, I doubted it too for while. However, I subsequently found out that it is definitely them. There's a very interesting interview by dr3w d4niel where they discuss it here

hmmm (hmmm), Thursday, 29 September 2005 09:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Most people think the new Earth is like the Neil Young 'Dead Man' soundtrack.

I think it's a great album. I ordered the vinyl today.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Thursday, 29 September 2005 11:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
The more I play this album the more I love it.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Sunday, 30 October 2005 21:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I don't have that Earth/KK Null split mentioned upthread. I've heard its not very good. Is it worth buying?

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Monday, 31 October 2005 03:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

When I want to listen to drone, I usually just make it myself. Lean a fifty dollar guitar against a fifty dollar amp with a fifty dollar distortion pedal between 'em. Occaisionally kidney punch the guitar. It's so much more fun to make your own music.

The Good Doctor, Monday, 31 October 2005 03:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

right, and when i want to listen to rap i just turn on someone else's record and talk over it.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Monday, 31 October 2005 04:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh don't worry. That was just Dan's idea of humour.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Monday, 31 October 2005 13:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You can find 3 live mp3s from a UK gig over at
http://forums.southernlord.com/viewtopic.php?t=9962

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Monday, 31 October 2005 22:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...
The first four albums've been reissued on vinyl, if you didn't know/are interested. They're v good, y'know! And "Earth 2" is classic just for being a long double w/THREE tracks (it's amazing in other ways but that's so cool).

A Viking of Some Note (Andrew Thames), Thursday, 29 June 2006 04:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Earth 3 got reissued, which is the nice thing... that was fetching mighty prices on ebay until recently. (GREAT album! Possibly their best.)

San Diva Gyna (and a Masala DOsaNUT on the side) (donut), Thursday, 29 June 2006 06:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

First time on vinyl, too. I kinda think all their albums're their best.

A Viking of Some Note (Andrew Thames), Thursday, 29 June 2006 07:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I pre ordered Pentastar on vinyl. I could only afford one. It sounds great.
I already have earth 2 on vinyl anyway.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy (Kerr), Thursday, 29 June 2006 10:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

For the curious multitudes:

"Extra-Capsular Extraction" is the first Earth LP. Ostensibly and EP, but there's no reason to propagate bullshit. It's a fucking album. Some will know it as "the one with Kurdt Cobain on it." Others won't. It fuggin' RULES, bro. Up there with "Earth 2" as the best shit they ever put out. Like having drug-sex with really hot snails. At 3.333 RPM.

"Earth 2" comes next. And it's even better (if only 'cuz it's longer). Totally fucking gorgeous, smeary, ecstatic drug drone. Absolutely natural and essential. Like if you gave a pineal gland a guitar, this is the record that gland would make. If, you know, it had hands or something... Yeah, sure, you could accurately describe it as the grunge version of some miserable new-age "cosmic tones" bullshit, but it transcends any labels you stick on it. The sound of the universe breathing. My favorite record of '93, and a top-ten contender ever since.

Ummm, and then you get "Phase 3: Thrones and Dominions". A HUGE step down in quality. The layered, primordial, multitracked sonic tarpit gets traded in for comparatively clean, straightforward guitar tones. Simple harmonies. "Songs". Nothing is ever really given room to build and resonate, and you just don't get the same feeling of "TOTAL PHYSICAL/PSYCHIC CONNECTION TO THE FUCKING UNIVERSAL SOUND, DUDE." Some good pieces, and not a terrible record by any means, but a disappointment nonetheless.

The "significant" portion of Earth's career winds up with "Pentastar: In the Style of Demons". Now, at the time of this album's release, it felt like the death-knell for Earth (which, in fact, it turned out to be). They simply weren't the band they hand been, and didn't seem to know what they wanted to do next. The comparatively clean tones of the previous album return, with an ever greater emphasis on "songwriting" and "rocking out." Some GREAT stuff here, and it's undeniably a better record than "Phase 3," but it's also awkward and half-formed. Do not start here.

THEE APOCRYPHA:

45 of early Cobain-era stuff: okay, and a fine addition to the sub-canon. Not really essential, tho.

"Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars": another slice of prime-period (early 90s) material that doesn't meet the standards set by the first couple albums. Recommended to fans.

That German art museum live 12": skip it.

"Living in the Gleam of an Unsheathed Sword": great title -- boring record.

K.K. Null split: worth it only for the K.K. Null stuff.

Sunn0))) split: haven't heard it.

"Hex: or Printing in the Infernal Method": Surprisingly decent. Not comparable to the Earth of old, but fully-formed and interesting. Better, certainly, than "Phase 3". Not as rocking as "Pentatstar", but of comparable quality.

Note in closing: Sunn0))) never hit the heights set by Earth. In the early days, their sound very much resembled Earth's, and they even (jokingly?) pegged themselves as an "Earth tribute band". But for all the sturm und drone, their early records remain curiously detached and cerebral. Heavy as hell, but landlocked and tedious in a way that Earth's best material never was.

Over the last few albums (the "White" records and "Black One"), Sunn0))) have finally come into their own. They no longer sound in the least like Earth, and they're all the better for it. While it's a very different kettle of fish, "Black One" is a FANTASTIC record. Up there with "Extra-Capsular" and "Earth 2".

fuckfuckingfuckedfucker (fuckfuckingfuckedfucker), Thursday, 29 June 2006 12:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

In the "Extra Capsular" section above, that really shoulda been an "an". But you already knew that, I guess...

Why am I typing? Shit, why do I fucking EXIST?.

*sob*

fuckfuckingfuckedfucker (fuckfuckingfuckedfucker), Thursday, 29 June 2006 12:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Skew's "Doom vs. Doom" puts vocals by MF Doom atop music by Earth, Sunn O))) and Jesu. It's even better than that sounds. Download it here.

pdf (Phil Freeman), Thursday, 29 June 2006 13:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it doesn't sound very good, though.

GOD PUNCH TO HAWKWIND (yournullfame), Thursday, 29 June 2006 13:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

What's the matter, don't you smoke the herb?

(I just listened to it, and liked it.)

100% CHAMPS with a Yes! Attitude. (Austin, Still), Thursday, 29 June 2006 13:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i mean the concept doesn't sound very good. i'm waiting for it to download.

GOD PUNCH TO HAWKWIND (yournullfame), Thursday, 29 June 2006 13:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Well, that was the point about the stoniness. They have at least weed worship in common.

100% CHAMPS with a Yes! Attitude. (Austin, Still), Thursday, 29 June 2006 13:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I've been wondering if I should get the "Phase 3" vinyl reissue, saw that in the store a couple weeks ago. I recently got "Hex" which is okay but not as engaging - the riffs are simple, but somehow not simple enough if that makes any sense...? They're repetitive and drone-y, but they lack the really thick sonics of the early stuff (ECE, 2, Pentastar) And I think I've listened to "Living in the Gleam of an Unsheathed Sword" maybe twice...

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 29 June 2006 15:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

If you like "Pentastar" as much as "Earth 2" and "Extra-Capsular", then definitely pick up "Phase 3".

If (like me) you think "Pentastar" is substantially weaker than the first couple albums, then it becomes a dicier proposition. "Phase 3" is definitely the worst of the four canonical Earth albums, though it does contain a few stellar tracks.

For what it's worth, I'm glad I own a copy...

fuckfuckingfuckedfucker (fuckfuckingfuckedfucker), Friday, 30 June 2006 17:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

phase 3 is carlson all drugged up trying to squeeze one out for sub pop, and it's definitely a transitional period between 2 and pentastar.

GOD PUNCH TO HAWKWIND (yournullfame), Saturday, 1 July 2006 00:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

http://www.subpop.com/bands/earth/earthbio.html

[...] Downer use at atrocious, possibly toxic levels in remaining member of band. Fall of '93 recording begins on Phase3. D.Carlson , for a variety of sordid reasons, misses the first 2 ½ days of recording. For these sessions Tommy Hansen (formerly of the Fartz and Crisis Party) plays second guitar. Sub-Pop pull the plug on the sessions. Anger and recriminations follow. Earth's standing with the Company are at a low-ebb. D.C.'s imminent demise predicted. Ian Dickson leaps into the breach and stakes job on completion of record. A year later (fall '94) sessions are booked at the Soundhouse with Scott Benson on the board. Rick Cambern does drums
on one track. Sessions in trouble Ian locks D.C. in isolation booth for 6 hours. Due to a medical emergency the sessions crash to a halt. D.C.: "_____ went out in the bathroom, Scott won't keep recording." Ian: " How much do we have recorded, is it enough for a record ?" D.C.: " It's 58 minutes, long enhough." The album is a critical masterpiece (well, at least 2 critics). Phase 3 released April '95.

GOD PUNCH TO HAWKWIND (yournullfame), Saturday, 1 July 2006 00:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
Word on the new one:

Southern Lord recording artists Earth have finished the recording and mastering of their latest album tentatively entitled Hibernaculam. The audio material consists of (3) old Earth classics redone in a different, stark and clean tone (ala the "Hex" material) plus the track "A Plague of Angels" which was previously available on a rare tour-only 12".

The album will be a special dual CD/DVD "hybrid". With the audio mentioned above on one side, an Earth documentary filmed by Seldon Hunt lies on the other. The documentary features many interviews with Dylan Carlson and live footage from the groups 2006 European tour.

Track-listing:
CD SIDE:
1. Ouroboros Is Broken
2. Coda Maestoso In F (Flat) Minor
3. Miami Morning Coming Down
4. A Plague of Angels (2006 mix)
DVD Side:
-Earth Documentary with interviews and live footage (filmed by Seldon Hunt)

Personel:
Dylan Carlson: Fender Telecaster
Adrienne Davies: Drums
Jonas Haskins: BassVI & Rickenbacker
Steve Moore: Trombone & Wurlitzer
Don McGreevy: Fender Bass

Hibernaculam will be released on Southern Lord in the first half of 2007; more info coming soon!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 23 November 2006 16:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

*drool*

mister the guanoman (mister the guanoman), Thursday, 23 November 2006 16:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
hibernaculum is v. v. good. at 36 minutes it could stand to be twice as long but I guess I should be grateful for whatever we get out of these folks at this point. fuzzy + warm, like sliding down a fallopian tube stuffed full w/ tribbles.

not sure how it measures up against their recent output, haven't really paid attention to them since the early 90s.

Edward III, Monday, 26 March 2007 17:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I like it, but it's definitely Hex Part 2, and points the way toward their next album, which will have guest guitar from Mr. Excitement himself, Bill Frisell! Don't know if my heart can handle it...

unperson, Monday, 26 March 2007 17:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

when "miami morning coming down" gets going it sounds like it should be playing over some 70s john carpenter anti-hero skulking off into the sunset as the credits roll... this is a positive recommendation.

Edward III, Monday, 26 March 2007 20:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The EP is incredible. So is the DVD. DC = genius.

Manalishi, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 04:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

There's an extra-special EMP bonus for Pop Conference attendees -- Earth will be doing an in-store at Easy Street on the Saturday.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 04:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

(I should obv. emphasize this is in Seattle.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 04:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

"high command" = \m/(>_<)\m/

am0n, Saturday, 15 December 2007 02:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

The new one is on them internets ! sounds good so far.

oscar, Saturday, 15 December 2007 05:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

"a harder, more rock and American Gospel-oriented, and improvisational direction"

W4LTER, Monday, 17 December 2007 08:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Pentastar has always been my favorite. Can't think of an album that's better to work to. Drone rock at its finest and most minimal.

Nate Carson, Monday, 17 December 2007 11:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

Earth 2 is classic, I know of no other album that can be played in my apartment that will have my neighbors friends start knocking.

Andi Mags, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 01:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

earth's definitely classic. i'm kicking myself now because i saw pentastar for super cheap but passed it up. earth 2 is great but i like the sparse country drone stuff too. hex is excellent.

Mark Clemente, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

not really 'country' obv. but you get the idea.

Mark Clemente, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, like the new one, you mean?

W4LTER, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

the brand new one is the one with Frisell on it, yes?

Mackro Mackro, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

yesh

W4LTER, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

I was introe'd to these guys on the weekend via Pentastar, which was really good!

Trayce, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

"i'm kicking myself now because i saw pentastar for super cheap but passed it up."

the new reissues are cheap. vinyl is like ten bucks.

scott seward, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

cool!

haven't heard the new one, xposts.

Mark Clemente, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

I had a flat promo cd of Pentastar that I bought when it was new for a few bucks. Kicked myself for years on missing the original vinyl. Once I saw the reissues advertised, I bought myself a nice 12" version and Dj the finale on a pretty regular basis. One of my favorite guitar solos ever--right up there with Paul Leary and Elliot Easton as far as its succintness, melodic quality, and epic feel.

You guys know that Cobain played on the first album, right?

Nate Carson, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

Earth will still occasionally end a set with something from Pentastar. (They did at the in-store last spring during EMP)

Mackro Mackro, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

x-post - Nate, yup

Mackro Mackro, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

i still have my promo cd of pentastar. i love that album too. i guess i like it cuz it's the most "rock" earth album. i dunno. it's just cool.

scott seward, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

I wish there was a whole genre of albums like Pentastar.

I once had a dream that I started a tribute band to that album called HighH Command. Yess, with 3 "H"s.

ps - where do you live Scott? I owe you a bong hit someday.

Nate Carson, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 04:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

I like Pentastar, but then I put on something by Fu Manchu or Torche, and I feel like changing to an Earth album where Dylan is undoubtedly trumping everyone. Does that make sense?

Mackro Mackro, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 05:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

I love Torche too though.

filthy dylan, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 06:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

not really into the hendrix cover. is pentastar the only earth album with vocals?

am0n, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 06:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

extra-capsular has some vocals.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 09:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

"I like Pentastar, but then I put on something by Fu Manchu or Torche, and I feel like changing to an Earth album where Dylan is undoubtedly trumping everyone. Does that make sense?

It makes sense except that I just don't hear it that way. It seems so incredibly stoned and laid back. They're not even trying to rock really... and yet in places it does anyway. It's got a total savant quality that probably shouldn't work, but does (for me anyway).

Nate Carson, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 13:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Pentastar was always my favourite, was great when they played coda maestoso in f(flat) minorin Glasgow when they toured with Sunn o)))

Herman G. Neuname, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 14:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dud = searching this band on ILM.

Hibernaculum is one of my favorite (non)albums of 2007, like this probably more than the older stuff by them I've heard. The DVD was crap though. Is the new one out yet?

sonderangerbot, Friday, 21 December 2007 17:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

I liked the DVD. But yes, I agree Hibernaculum was excellent.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Friday, 21 December 2007 17:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

There were some interesting interviews, but visually it didn't really match the music, all grey and grainy.

sonderangerbot, Friday, 21 December 2007 17:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

Does the new one have a release date?

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Monday, 24 December 2007 21:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

There's nothing on the Southern Lord site about it. It sounds great on first listen, though.

clotpoll, Monday, 24 December 2007 21:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Blasting Earth 2 and my left speaker just vibrates itself off the shelf and explodes. :(

Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, 20 January 2008 01:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dylan would want it that way.

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 20 January 2008 01:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yes he would!

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 20 January 2008 06:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Picked up the new Earth today at a Zavvi in Dublin, for only 15 euro -- I didn't think it was out till the end of the month. Anyway, on first pass it's very good, with real monsoon-rains-in-the-desert vibe to it. Certainly not drone doom, though.

MacDara, Thursday, 7 February 2008 19:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

I'll second the above post -- the new album is FANTASTIC, one of the best things I've heard in '08 so far. Expands a bit further on the americana, folk and gospel influences that surfaced on Hex and Hibernaculum. Perhaps the best album they've done!

stephen, Thursday, 6 March 2008 21:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

the new one is quite remarkably mellow and spacey. it is also very very very fucking good.

J0hn D., Sunday, 29 June 2008 21:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

It is. Was even better live too!

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 29 June 2008 22:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

the new one is quite remarkably mellow and spacey. it is also very very very fucking good.

^^^^^ This. It was the ideal disc for me to get acquainted with Southern Lord records (tho probably not representative of the label's artists).

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 29 June 2008 22:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

not at all representative, you're right, but definitely a nice gateway. check out some of the Boris stuff too, it's fairly accessible for Southern Lord. then move in deeper. lots o' good stuff on that label.

stephen, Sunday, 29 June 2008 23:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh! and don't forget Earth's previous album, Hex; Or Printing in the Infernal Method, which is in relatively the same vein as the new one, and really really good as well. highly recommended.

stephen, Sunday, 29 June 2008 23:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

Is the prior Earth album like the new one? Must investigate.

(Best thing I've heard on the Southern Lord label, BTW. Best cover art, too).

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 30 June 2008 00:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm with J0hn too. So fucking great. Perfect for the mood I've been in lately.

jonathan - stl, Monday, 30 June 2008 00:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yes it is like the new one. But really the new songs are much better live. btw there's a tour only live album over at southernlord.com that was on sale at the european gigs, its awesome and quite ltd so you should all pick it up, its fab. I got mine in glasgow.
Also apparently on their current tour there's a new live cd that id love to buy. Anyone pick it up?

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 30 June 2008 00:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

cool, thanks for the heads up on the 2006 tour cd.

stephen, Monday, 30 June 2008 00:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

It's a great recording.

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 30 June 2008 00:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

Just listening to "Extra-Capsular...", it's fine but rather leaden and sortieish. "Phase 3"'s a lot more interesting, to me. Also seconding whoever thought the solo on "Coda in etc"'s up there with anyone's ever, btw

And I too would like to see the video for "Tallasshee" (at least) again, it creeped me the fuck out 15 years ago or whenever it was

Niles Caulder, Monday, 30 June 2008 06:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

Funny i was watching the Tallashee vid last week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGG-_iKyJ14

X-101, Monday, 30 June 2008 12:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

i want that car

am0n, Monday, 30 June 2008 14:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

good live clip here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppGKynT2MBU

am0n, Monday, 30 June 2008 14:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

Gawd I still haven't found Phase 3, that's pretty much the last one I need to get. Have all the others.

stephen, Monday, 30 June 2008 17:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

Went to see them Saturday night, opening for Jesse Sykes. Fine show, greatly enhanced by the guy playing Wurlitzer and trombone. Also, hearing Dylan talking between songs made me realize why they rarely have vocals.

clotpoll, Monday, 30 June 2008 19:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

a little horse?

sexyDancer, Monday, 30 June 2008 19:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

phase 3 {{{d-_-b}}}

eman, Thursday, 23 October 2008 04:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

the new one is quite remarkably mellow and spacey. it is also very very very fucking good.

― J0hn D., Sunday, 29 June 2008 21:20 (7 months ago) Bookmark

^^^ this.
thanks to hermans nudges over on another thread i picked this up on a whim last week.
totally loving it.
first guitar based/non-electronic album i have enjoyed in a long long time.

mark e, Monday, 23 February 2009 11:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

You need to get the previous one then! (then go back and get Pentastar as well.)

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 23 February 2009 13:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

Real talk from Herman.

ilxor, Monday, 23 February 2009 16:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Saw them in London last night. Almost all stuff off their latest record, as well as a new one, and very good too. Anyone else?

zero learnt from nero (Neil S), Saturday, 25 April 2009 10:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Can we S&D reformed Earth? I heard the Sir Richard Bishop split and it's pretty gool in an almost Neil Young soundtrack to Dead Man kind of way. What else is worth picking up?

He was only 21 years old when he 16 (Alex in SF), Friday, 17 July 2009 17:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

all of it

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 17 July 2009 18:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

love latter day Earth, but Living In The Gleam Of An Unsheathed Sword is not great. everything else is recommended!

tylerw, Friday, 17 July 2009 18:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

^^^cosign. that's the only weak one I've heard. The last one (And the Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull...? or something like that?) was great, very Ennio Morricone/sdt-ish.

Bizarro Morbius (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 17 July 2009 18:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

stdk-ish

Bizarro Morbius (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 17 July 2009 18:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah, and the Dead Man sdtk comparisons are right on with the last one, I think that the Earth guy named that as an influence. anyone heard the live LP thing? think it was a tour-only or ltd. edition sorta deal. probably fetching crazy ebay $$$ currently.

tylerw, Friday, 17 July 2009 18:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

the live earth thing was awesome. theres a vinyl version of it out now.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 17 July 2009 19:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

I am listening to Hex; Or Printing In The Infernal Method right now. Totally would not guess that this is the same band as Earth 2.

He was only 21 years old when he 16 (Alex in SF), Friday, 17 July 2009 19:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

So can someone sort the live from studio on these things? Hex and Bees are obv studio. Is everything else live?

He was only 21 years old when he 16 (Alex in SF), Friday, 17 July 2009 19:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

everything i've heard of the newer earth stuff is great, tho i haven't heard 'Living In The Gleam Of An Unsheathed Sword'

but 'the bees made honey in the lion's skull' is outstanding. prob my favorite album by them, definitely the best of the newer stuff

mark cl, Friday, 17 July 2009 19:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

Radio Earth is actually better versions of those songs

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 17 July 2009 20:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Actually it might be time for a best earth album poll

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 17 July 2009 20:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

Best EARTH Studio Album?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 17 July 2009 20:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

Oh twist my arm:

EARTH / WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM / Lori Goldston April 2010 Tour:
4/14/2010 The Oak Street Speakeasy - Eugene, OR
4/15/2010 Noctrum - Eureka, CA
4/16/2010 Slim's - San Francisco, CA
4/17/2010 Brookdale Lodge - Santa Cruz, CA
4/19/2010 Ché Café - San Diego, CA
4/20/2010 The EchoPlex - Los Angeles, CA
4/22/2010 Rotture - Portland, OR
4/23/2010 Neumo's - Seattle, WA
4/24/2010 Capital Theatre - Olympia, WA with special guests Mount Eerie and Ô Paon

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 11 March 2010 17:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

Texas, plz?

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Thursday, 11 March 2010 21:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

would like a colorado date, but that is unlikely ... is there a new album?

tylerw, Thursday, 11 March 2010 21:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/EARTH-Angels_cover_web.jpg

EARTH have completed their highly anticipated upcoming full-length album, which has been a subject of much discussion over the past two years. Following the band's magnificent 2008-released The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull opus, the next chapter in the ongoing EARTH legacy is ready for public consumption. To see release via Southern Lord Recordings in February 2011, the recently completed new album has been titled Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1, and promises to be a brand new entity within EARTH's already impressive and constantly progressing lineage.

Joining founding guitarist and band frontman Dylan Carlson and percussionist Adrienne Davies, the album lineup this time around also includes cellist Lori Goldston (Nirvana, David Byrne, Black Cat Orchestra, Laura Veirs) and Karl Blau (K Records, Laura Veirs, Microphones) on electric bass. Returning to Seattle's Avast Studios in April and July of 2010 to again work with producer Stuart Hallerman (Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Built To Spill, and Earth2), EARTH's newest masterpiece shows the band continuing to expand on the Americana themes represented on The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull, and even their incredible 2005 album Hex (Or Printing The Infernal Method), taking their sound into broad new directions.

Citing inspiration from British folk-rock bands the Pentangle and Fairport Convention, as well as North African Tuareg band Tinariwen this time around, while still maintaining the thunderous, organic heaviness of previous EARTH releases, the material on Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1 is more fluid and melodically oriented in nature, relying on more textured patterns and a greater emphasis on improvisational songwriting tactics. This, as well as the inclusion of cello and other experimentations from the musicians involved, culminate into some unforgettable new hymns. The album was mastered by Mell Dettmer, who also remastered the recent re-release of EARTH's first recordings in the form of A Bureaucratic Desire For Extra Capsular Extraction, released by Southern Lord in late October.

Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1 Track Listing:
1. Old Black
2. Father Midnight
3. Descent To The Zenith
4. Hell’s Winter
5. Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 2 December 2010 16:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Thanks for brightening my morning Ned!

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 December 2010 16:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

:D
glad to see what I assume is a Neil Young reference there in the opening track's title?

tylerw, Thursday, 2 December 2010 16:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

Exactly what I was thinking!

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 December 2010 16:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

other song titles are pretty lol (in a good way)

tylerw, Thursday, 2 December 2010 16:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

That description makes it sound amazing. If it's half as good as Bees that'll be enough for me.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 2 December 2010 16:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

wish i liked nu earth more. saw them early this year and was so so bored. cover art's great tho.

phish in your sleazebag (contenderizer), Thursday, 2 December 2010 18:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

i liked the last album a lot.

scott seward, Thursday, 2 December 2010 18:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

me too! this one has a lot to live up to. does the "1" mean we can expect pt. two sometime soon afterward?

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Thursday, 2 December 2010 19:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

album cover loks like Skinner to me

http://theartofskinner.com/

surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally, Thursday, 2 December 2010 20:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hooray! Great cover, good track names, looking forward to this!

Neil S, Thursday, 2 December 2010 20:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

wish i liked nu earth more.

Yeah, country Earth really doesn't do much for me at all.

that's not funny. (unperson), Thursday, 2 December 2010 20:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

dude c'mon it's a loooot more complex than "country earth"

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Thursday, 2 December 2010 22:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

the last albums tracks were far far superior live than on the actual record. Search out the brilliant live tour cds. There's a couple of them.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 2 December 2010 22:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

Radio Earth!!!!

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Friday, 3 December 2010 02:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

couldn't be more excited for espers earth

kamerad, Friday, 3 December 2010 04:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love new Earth, old Earth does nothing for me. Hex was the first one I heard and is still my favourite.

ban this sick stunt (anagram), Friday, 3 December 2010 09:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

FUCKING ENGINE OF RUIN PPL

Blazes Boyband (Pillbox), Saturday, 15 January 2011 11:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

if you can find the live version of "engine of ruin" that came out on the Radio Earth EP, it's def worth a listen

ilxor, Saturday, 15 January 2011 17:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

new disc this year, apparently.

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 15 January 2011 17:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

and European tour dates already announced, yay

ban this sick stunt (anagram), Saturday, 15 January 2011 18:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

p much have a hard time trying to figure what constitutes quality with drone. melodic drone? does that happen?

The previous message has been brought to you by (kelpolaris), Monday, 31 January 2011 20:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

^like with everything else: quality derives from total commitment. If any of the players involved falters in concentration for a second, your soul will "hear" it and you will know.

dolphins cavorting in a cathedral (staggerlee), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 04:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

i am not v pleased with this tbh

HOOS the master?? STEEN NUFF (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 05:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

i mean i guess it adds depth to BEES but i didn't even really like BEES

i will only refer to that album as BEES

HOOS the master?? STEEN NUFF (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 05:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

i dig it, esp. hell's winter

am0n, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 05:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Having a hard time getting into this new one. I mean, sounds nice, but sounds like Earth doing Earth, and this is the first album of theirs I've felt that way about. Am I alone here?

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Friday, 11 March 2011 04:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

i think it's fantastic & then somg. listen for the cello. play loud. immerse yrself

thank you ilxor for starting this much needed thread (ilxor), Friday, 11 March 2011 05:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

& then some* ugghhh

thank you ilxor for starting this much needed thread (ilxor), Friday, 11 March 2011 05:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

So, what's the verdict on II?

LaMonte, Monday, 12 March 2012 01:01 (six years ago) Permalink

I really like it, but it is a little less immediate than the first part even.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 12 March 2012 01:04 (six years ago) Permalink

I agree that it's less immediate than the first part (which totally blew me away to be fair).

Saw Earth last week (for the first time) and hearing stuff from II live has improved my opinion of it a lot.

AnotherDeadHero, Monday, 12 March 2012 10:09 (six years ago) Permalink

I generally listen to this as background music, so it works well as that

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 11:48 (six years ago) Permalink

I like the second part more than the first.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 12:35 (six years ago) Permalink

i love it. all the cello is a spooky touch

Kenneth Toilethole (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 13:00 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

love Pt 2, and a bit surprised there's not more chatter on this one. full thoughts here. there was a Burning Ambulance interview too that i liked a lot, thanks Phil!

ilxor, Sunday, 8 April 2012 19:19 (six years ago) Permalink

It's a lovely album.

I saw them live last Saturday and was (slightly) disappointed. Much too quiet - barely to be heard above the chatter of my neighbours. Somehow the lack of volume drained their energy.

Duke, Sunday, 8 April 2012 19:42 (six years ago) Permalink

They performed a mix of new album tracks and older songs. Carlson was visibly healthier than I've seen him, very chatty etc.

Duke, Sunday, 8 April 2012 19:44 (six years ago) Permalink

i like II ok as background music but i don't feel it ever *goes* anywhere or develops in an interesting way. also agree that it was a bit too quiet.

i gave it a good chance too, listened while i walked around MOMA. just seemed kinda blah and i have a pretty good appetite for droney/boring/aimless/sloppy music. maybe i just wanted it to be louder.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Sunday, 8 April 2012 19:48 (six years ago) Permalink

I think it's harder to appreciate in 2012 - but if you frame it in the context of when it was released, and into what kind of world, it's a pretty substantial work.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 8 April 2012 22:19 (six years ago) Permalink

II still sounds great to me. that and extra-capsular extraction are all the earth i ever really need. agree that neither ever really "goes anywhere". they're entirely static, but in a good way. have always seen them as resembling meditation or even massage, prolonged baths in gorgeous, expansive, calorie-dense physical tone. i find it very easy to disengage from active listening and just sort of float around inside the sound, attuned but not attentive.

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Sunday, 8 April 2012 23:23 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm hoping Earth will be the subjects of the cover story for the next Burning Ambulance print edition; John Fell Ryan from Excepter interviewed Dylan and Adrienne a month or so ago for that purpose. I figured he'd have the basis for an interesting conversation about long-form improv, being in a group with your SO (his wife is also in Excepter), stuff like that. Hoping to get the piece soon.

誤訳侮辱, Sunday, 8 April 2012 23:39 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

listening to Hex. it demands to be listened to. not many albums have that simple purity of requirement. it is not entirely pleasurable but it is necessary, like childbirth

wince (imago), Tuesday, 11 June 2013 23:52 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

How do we feel about drcarlsonalbion? I like everything I've heard so far, but not more than Earth. Anybody check out the soundtrack to the German western (???), Gold? Looks very interesting...

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:13 (four years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

So this drcarlsonalbion crowdfunded film + soundtrack...soundtrack is good and in the vein of the other solo drcarlsonalbion stuff: slow, buzzy guitar riffs played with remarkable restraint and a beautiful tone. The film is...kinda silly and not great? Anyone else see it?

Wimmels, Tuesday, 28 June 2016 02:38 (two years ago) Permalink

it demands to be watched. it is not entirely pleasurable but it is necessary, like childbirth

oculus lump (contenderizer), Tuesday, 28 June 2016 04:07 (two years ago) Permalink

came here to more or less repeat what I said three years ago. every time I listen to Hex it slows time. great album to pull out every odd summer or so

imago, Monday, 4 July 2016 17:10 (two years ago) Permalink

Wrong thread? Hex? Are you talking about bark psychosis? That album does slow down time, indeed. It sucks the movement out of time. I am not sure but there are evenings where codename is the best album of all time. Even better than hex. But then in hindsight it does not hold up. It's such an album of the moment.

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Saturday, 9 July 2016 21:09 (two years ago) Permalink

I presume he means the Earth record named 'Hex'? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hex;_Or_Printing_in_the_Infernal_Method

(That Bark Psychosis album is great too, though.)

Birds in Hell, Sunday, 10 July 2016 00:24 (two years ago) Permalink

lol I've not even heard that Bark Psychosis album in full. Codename Dustsucker is great though

imago, Sunday, 10 July 2016 12:49 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

New Dylan Carlson solo album next month

https://youtu.be/QxlaxXy7PbI

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