Earth / Hibernaculum - RS-SUNN74
Some great reworkings of old classics, some obscure tracks made easier to obtain, and a bonus DVD documentary containing interviews with Dylan Carlson and European live footage. For the cost, a really great deal.
If you’re not familiar with Earth’s music, this might be a good starting place, if only to hear Dylan Carlson speak of his influences and motives behind curating such a band as this.
If you’re already a fan, you won’t be disappointed. The packaging is a bit generic, simple jewel case style with minimal text in booklet similar to many other Earth releases, but the music really shines as always.
Released: August 23, 2007
Earth / Extra-Capsular Extraction - SP123
A Bureaucratic Desire For Revenge Parts 1 & 2 /
Ouroboros Is Broken
NOTES: Originally Released 10/91.
Released: 1991-10-01 (CD), 2002-06-04 (LP)
Earth / Hex; Or Printing In The Infernal Method - SUNN48
Initially seen as something of a curate’s egg on Sub Pop, Earth have gone on to be one of the most influential bands of recent years, spawning the entire dronecore / death metal scene (Sunn O))) etc.) as well as helping to mould the likes of Mogwai, Jim O’Rouke and (if their reverential appearance on the recent ‘Legacy of Dissolution’ LP is anything to go by) even Autechre. Back with their first proper album for 9 years (‘Hex; or Printing In The Infernal Method’), Earth seem eager to discard the overly distorted sound that has come to stereotype them, preferring instead to embark on a journey through “black Americana”… Woooh. Possessing an almost bluesy feel, tracks such as ‘Land Of Some Other Order’ and ‘The Dire and Ever Circling Wolves’ whilst sounding like chapter titles in a Stephen King novel, are nowhere near as skull crushingly intense as Earth’s reputation may have you fearing. Referencing Merle Haggard, Duane Eddy and Roy Buchanan, Earth seem to have hit on a fertile seam, with the overt optimism of the harmonica layered ‘An Inquest Concerning Teeth’ and the bourbon twang of ‘Lens Of Unrectified Night’ testament to their confidence and talent. Unwilling to rest on their laurels, ‘Hex…’ is the sound of a band reshaping their legacy.
Released: January 25, 2007
Earth / Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars Live - RS-NQR001
Released: December 1, 2001
Earth / Legacy of Dissolution - NQR006
Classic Earth songs remixed by other famous people.
1. Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine (MOGWAI)
2. Tibetan Quaaludes [Waveset Sloth Mix] (RUSSELL HASWELL)
3. Thrones and Diminions (JIM OROURKE)
4. Coda Maestoso in F(Flat) Minor (AUTECHRE)
5. Harvey (JUSTIN BROADRICK)
6. Rule the Divine(Mysteria Caelestis Mugivi) (SUNN0)))))
Earth / Phase 3 - Thrones and Dominions - SP292
Originally released Earth Day ’95 (4/25/95) on CD, this was reissued on double LP vinyl in 2006 by Sub Pop.
Released: April 25, 1995
Earth / Pentastar: In the Style of Demons - SP361
MEDIUMS: LP, CD
NOTES: Released 7/23/96
Released: July 23, 1996