Earth’s classic ‘Earth 2’ album has been repressed for its 30th anniversary. ‘Earth 2’ projects a towering influence over modern experimental metal, electronic, and ambient music, influencing artists from Sunn O))) to The Bug to Godflesh.
In this accompanying remix set, ‘Earth 2.23:Special Lower Frequency Mix’, The Bug has taken a bit of ‘Seven Angels’ and laced it with feedback and big bass, allowing grime luminary Flowdan to climb atop it with his dark, staccato visions. Responsible for many transformational records himself, Justin K Broadrick of Jesu and Godflesh crawls inside ‘Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine’ to lash at it with punishing drum machines and sordid layers of new distortion, building it into some broke down palace of industrial mayhem.
Loop’s Robert Hampson makes good on the premise of ambient metal with his 30-minutehypnotic beauty, while longtime Earth cohort and longtime Built to Spill multi-instrumentalist Brett Netson seems to float the sound through a benighted graveyard on his clever ‘Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine’ revamp.
Die-cut jacket featuring art by Savage Pencil. LP available to independent retailers pressed on Curacao blue vinyl.