Tuesday, January 03, 2006

2005 Out Through the In Door : Return of the Drawn King

Not one, but two albums from the legendary Earth had surfaced this year : a freshly original new full length (Hex: Or Printing in the Infernal Method) and another stunning, hypnotic live one, recorded in 2002 (Living in the Gleam of an Unsheathed Sword). Underground king Dylan Carlson had the chance to, once more, broadcast his vision of doom ambient and noise-wall to the ears of those who have been missing it for a long, long time. I was so relieved to find out Carlson is doing well, and still working on giving life to this majestic vision of his. Right from the band's awakening at the beginning of the 90's, Earth has been a fantastic enigma - and still is, just like the musical direction of it's master (and only, at times) mind. It's so good to have him back.

>> Land of Some Other Order
Hex: Or Printing in the Infernal Method 2005
Southern Lord

Another Earth delight this year was the tribute album Legacy of Dissolution, containing 6 re-makes and mixes of Earth classics, reworked by Earth influenced artists such as Mogawi, Autechre and SunnO)). This little tribute represents a humble and truly beautiful act of respect and appreciation to the great musical legacy of Earth, still going strong and deeper into the depths of pure astonishing imagination.


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