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Re: Band: Earth

Postby AnthonyCinder on Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:23 pm

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The band? Absolutely.


The best for pissing off the neighbors, she means.

Earth 2 really did wonders for me in my old apartment. I had some asshole neighbors below me. Earth 2 was like having a stockpile of nukes. No contest, Anthony wins.
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby Dovey on Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:20 am

New album kicks ass, sounds amazing.
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby andyman on Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:04 pm

Seems like you can see a progression with the new one. Guy on Brainwashed said the last one deviated from the one before: "instead of the Cormac McCarthy-esque sense of doom there is a hopeful air to the album". The latest one seems like part of that progression, and also seems more shifted in the Dirty Three direction - bent, mournful, but still positive.

I feel like "Hex..." was drawn out in places and meant as one continous, atmospheric arc - less "songs" - while The Bees Made Honey.... was about as tight as they've gotten, with an album-oriented arc, but "song"s, too. The new one feels like it's a lighter version of the latter, strangely sitting between the two ("tunes", and "arc"), without the impact of either. It still feels like Earth, and it's still good, but it feels like it sits under the recent releases.

Maybe I need to stick the two parts together?
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby enframed on Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:29 pm

These last two albums just haven't done it for me. It's not bad music, and it's recorded well, but I have no desire to listen to it. Someone above said it was like a soundtrack to a western or a Kubrick film. I agree, this newer stuff would work really well in a cinematic context.
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby Into the Void on Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:31 pm

enframed wrote:These last two albums just haven't done it for me. It's not bad music, and it's recorded well, but I have no desire to listen to it. Someone above said it was like a soundtrack to a western or a Kubrick film. I agree, this newer stuff would work really well in a cinematic context.


That's my opinion too...I just haven't liked anything as much as Hex.
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby wellsyuk on Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:21 pm

Found this new interview with Dylan on a Guardian podcast - http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicbl ... lson-audio

Alexis Petridis is a twat, I might add. But then you know that.
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby AnthonyCinder on Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:05 pm

wellsyuk wrote:Found this new interview with Dylan on a Guardian podcast - http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicbl ... lson-audio

Alexis Petridis is a twat, I might add. But then you know that.


This guy sure is a tool. I'm a huge Nirvana fan as well, but when I think of Dylan Carlson and Earth's music, I almost never think about the whole gun thing. But that's just me.
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby Model Citizen on Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:27 pm

I always thought it was Gibby Haynes that gave Kurt the gun until only a couple of weeks ago when I was reading some press blurb for Earth's latest.

I like the new one just fine but in anticipation I probably overhyped it in my mind slightly, it'll probably grow on me. The Bees Made Honey... is probably still my favourite. I think.
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby n.c. on Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:04 pm

i'm pretty much always in the mood for earth.
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby Bernardo on Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:51 pm

n.c. wrote:i'm pretty much always in the mood for earth.


This has been the case for me too.
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby raygun on Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:20 pm

The new one is still sinking in. Haven't listened through headphones yet. I like it, though "Father Midnight" sounds like a little too much like "An Inquest Concerning Teeth". I'm pretty sure they wouldn't play them in the same set.

The cello works really well in a lot of places: "Old Black", in particular; the interplay doesn't have much to do with rock music. Give them a couple more albums and Carlson will be playing grand piano instead of guitar. Either that or he'll be consumed by his Jerry Garcia fetish and the band'll end up playing full-on Dead jams. The train has to stop somewhere.

As much as love all of the newer-incarnation albums, I'm not sure they've recorded a song that's better than "Plague of Angels", the closing track off of Hibernaculum. It's a fucking incredible song, and somehow the terminal point of what they've been playing since.

Also, seriously pissed at the dude for recording Extra-Capsular Extraction before I did.
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby raygun on Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:31 pm

wellsyuk wrote:Found this new interview with Dylan on a Guardian podcast - http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicbl ... lson-audio

Alexis Petridis is a twat, I might add. But then you know that.


"I mean, the guy is a seriously acclaimed experimental musician. He gets into The Wire and stuff".

What a bag of dicks, whoever said that.
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:50 pm

The newer stuff finally clicked with me last night. The hydrocodone, beer, and weed helped.
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby Into the Void on Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:33 pm

There's a nice interview with Dylan here where he talks about the new album and, sadly, recent health problems.
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby Major on Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:59 pm

Listened to the new record yesterday.

WHOA

Cannot wait for the vinyl to drop.

BTW, if I haven't mentioned it before, I love Earth.
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby Awesome_Komodo on Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:29 am

New record sounds really amazing so far.
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby eephour on Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:52 pm

Major wrote:Listened to the new record yesterday.

WHOA

Cannot wait for the vinyl to drop.

BTW, if I haven't mentioned it before, I love Earth.


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Re: Band: Earth

Postby aen on Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:06 pm

I like the newer stuff, at least from what I've heard, which is not all of it by any means. But I dig it cause its slow, pretty, dark, and has a beat. I bought an earlier Earth album with no beats on it.

I know, I'm just a terrible avant-metalist, because I prefer beats in my drone metal. Sue me.
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby andyman on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:21 pm

The whole thing hasn't clicked yet, but, man, I'm spending my days drunk on the first half of the new record. Hex... has a feeling of ominous evil, being pursued, and The Bees Made Honey... seemed like it was about struggling, maybe with some hope buried inside. This new one is really mournful. It's like wandering alone in the desert.
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Re: Band: Earth

Postby pymm on Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:09 pm

I have no patience. But I trust. I will re-listen.
Now if I can just think of something to do while I do so.
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