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    Earth – “Hibernaculum ” – [Southern Lord Recordings]

    Dylan Carlson keeps the gravity heavy on this latest Earth release. If you
    are hungry for a sort of Bohren and Der Hot Club of Goretown, then this
    might be the release for you. Ever since hearing a DJ describe Tarnation
    as “Gothic Country” I’ve felt that remains a genre that has not yet been
    rightly represented. Earth’s latest orbit continues to move them closer
    albeit in an instrumental vein, no Don Walser hell-yodelling on here.
    This release recasts three earlier Earth numbers, two of which KFJC has
    the originals for and one, “Miami Morning Coming Down,” from an Ash
    International collection. Even that title reveals a hidden Johnny Cash
    connection perhaps? In addition, the last track “A Plague of Angels”
    comes from a Sunn O split. The title refers to the site that a bear
    or other animal chooses to hibernate (or to the casing for a plant
    to get through the dark of winter). As befits that, and the earth
    style…life forces are slowed down here…that pace allows a guitar
    wrangled to hang and twang in delay decay. That guitar is nice, but
    Steve Moore’s Hammond B-3 on here is what really cinches the noose!
    There are some Cecil B. deMille moves here, big cinematic moments that
    could serve well as a soundtrack to slow-mo battle scenes…especially
    as Carlson adds instruments to expand a riff. And at the core, even before
    he went to hay-seed, Carlson’s Earth has been about riff reverence and
    repetition. Plenty of that here…

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on May 10, 2007 at 3:58 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
  • 3 comments

  • 3 Comments

    Its Carlson you underground slaves.

  • Comment by Boddah, June 4th, 2007 9:02 am
  • All Apologies…

    Now corrected…
    Typo-glycemically yours,
    Thurston Bloodsugar

  • Comment by Thurston Hunger, June 5th, 2007 9:06 pm

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