Our mail order elves are very excited about the forthcoming double vinyl version of Earth’s new album Angels Of Darkness, Demons of Light 1. We got the CD version a few weeks ago and our elves have been listening to it non-stop while packing orders, playing tetris with all of the lovely stock in the mailorder
cave room and sending our customers nice e-mails. What got them even more excited was when we heard we’d be getting a very limited number on lovely, green vinyl.
So, why not head over to our web shop and see what’s got our elves talking? And if you’d like to talk to the elves yourself, you can at [email protected] maybe you’d like to send them some words of encouragement as they brave papercuts (cardboard cuts are the worst) to bring you the very best in outsider music. Maybe you’d like to ask them for some recommendations on what’s coming up soon in our web shop or maybe you have a funny joke you’d like to share, the elves love a science-based joke, if you have any.
Earth – Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1
5 tracks, 60 minutes. Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 is the first new studio album from Earth since 2008′s Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull. The introduction of cello (Lori Goldston) on this record brings a more fluid and textured sound, while still remaining heavy. Line up for Angels of Darkness… is: Dylan R Carlson – electric guitar & devices; Adrienne Davies – percussion; Lori Goldston (Nirvana, David Byrne, Black Cat Orchestra, Laura Veirs) – cello; Karl Blau (Laura Veirs, Microphone) – bass. Recorded at Avast Studios and produced by Stuart Hallerman (Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Built To Spill, Earth2). Released on CD and double vinyl.
Following the Extra Capsular reissues, Earth’s next offering is a brand new studio album, Angels Of Darkness, Demons of Light 1, a fine testament to the fact that they have come a long way since 1989. Drawing on inspiration from both British Folk-Rock bands the Pentangle and Fairport Convention and the North African Tuareg band Tinariwen, the new material, while still ‘heavy’ is much more fluid and melodically oriented, less dense and more textured and nuanced. It contains greater improvisatory interplay between the musicians.
The new album acknowledges previous recordings, sonically it cultivates the jazz infused Americana presented on The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull and as a further nod to the past, Earth returned to Avast studios to work with producer Stuart Hallerman (Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Built To Spill, and Earth2!) again. There have been some significant changes which have given birth to yet another new sound, the main change being the line up and so joining Dylan and Adrienne on the album is cellist Lori Goldston (Nirvana, David Byrne, Black Cat Orchestra, Laura Veirs) and Karl Blau (K Records, Laura Veirs, Microphones) on electric bass. The touring band will feature Dylan Carlson, Adreinne Davies, Lori Goldston, and Angelina Baldoz on bass.
There are many breaths of fresh air in this new record, many hopeful tones and drones as well as more eerie ones. One thing is for sure, this incarnation of Earth excels all expectations.
Released on CD and double vinyl.
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5.Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light
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