“Once deeply idiosyncratic, Earth’s singular sound has become an established style, one emulated by a legion of disciples. But from the vantage point of 2023, Earth 2 endures.” - Uncut
Today, November 3rd, Sub Pop is releasing two records from the pioneering ambient-metal group Earth: the 30th-anniversary vinyl edition of Earth 2 Special Low Frequency Version, and its companion piece, Earth 2.23 Special Lower Frequency Mix. Earth 2.23 highlights the enduring influence of Earth 2 with brand new, exclusive reinterpretations of Earth 2 material by The Bug feat. Flowdan, Robert Hampson (Loop, Main), Justin K Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu), Brett Netson (Built to Spill, Caustic Resin), and Kevin Richard Martin (aka The Bug).
The 30th-anniversary vinyl edition of Earth 2 Special Low Frequency Version revives the double album’s original packaging - an extra-wide jacket with two color inner sleeves - for the first time since the long out-of-print 1993 pressing. The new vinyl edition adds a double-sided fold-out insert with never-before-seen photos of the band from the Earth 2 era. This edition is available on glacial blue vinyl in the US and blue curacao vinyl in the UK & EU.
The four-track vinyl version of Earth 2.23 Special Lower Frequency Mix is limited to 2,500 copies worldwide and is also on glacial blue (US) and blue curacao vinyl (UK & EU). The digital version includes a bonus remix by Kevin Richard Martin (aka The Bug). The cover of Earth 2.23 features original artwork by underground art legend Savage Pencil.
In addition to the show with SUNN O)))) on November 22nd at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA, Earth will perform Earth 2 December 1st at the Alex Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
Wed. Nov. 22 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre #
Thu. Dec. 01 - Los Angeles, CA - Alex Theatre $
# w/ SUNN O))) and Jesse Sykes
$ Desert Oracle
Earth 2 Special Low Frequency Version 30th Anniversary Edition and Earth 2.23 Lower Frequency Mix are available now in North America from the Sub Pop Mega Mart, in the UK and Europe from Mega Mart 2, and select independent retailers in North America, the UK, and EU.
30th Anniversary Edition
1. Seven Angels
2. Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine
3. Like Gold and Faceted