^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 (eight 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 (eight 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
i dig it, esp. hell's winter
― am0n, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 05:26 (eight years ago) Permalink
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
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
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
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
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
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
New Dylan Carlson solo album next month
― Dinsdale, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 12:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink