Earth + Lori Goldston

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Earth are an American drone band based in Seattle, Washington, formed in 1990 by Dylan Carlson, Slim Moon, and Greg Babior; the band took its name from the first incarnation of Black Sabbath. Although they have played various styles of music, they are best known as pioneers of a minimalistic, long and repetitive form of heavy music known as drone. To a lesser extent their sound is referred to as doom metal. Earth, however, have little to do with metal in their current sound. Their early albums could be seen as a variation of the experimental doom-influenced metal of The Melvins.

Their music is beautiful and at the same time desolate featuring the sound of lonely highways, wide-open spaces and the occasional slide guitar. They are so far ahead of the pack it will take years for people to catch up with them. This is music to get totally immersed in; it’s melodic, powerful yet understated and reserved.
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Lori Goldston’srestless curiosity and the adaptive sounds of her cello blur the lines of genre, time and geography. Her music reflects broad, layered interests and feelings, from fierce humor to focused chaos to hauntingly tender melancholy. Current projects include work with the experimental metal band Earth, and her bands Spectratone International, the Shifting Light and However; a score for Linas Phillips’s film “Bass Ackwards,” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and live scores for several silent films, including a commission by WNYC’s New Sounds Live. Co-founder with partner Kyle Hanson of The Black Cat Orchestra, Lori is a frequent collaborator in dance, film and music from other disciplines. She has played with Nirvana, David Byrne, Cat Power, Earth, Mirah, John Doe, the Wedding Present, Laura Veirs, Secret Chiefs 3, Parenthetical Girls, TU, Larry Barrett, the Dead Science and many others. http://www.lorigoldston.com

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Earth + Ko-Guma-za

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Earth are an American drone band based in Seattle, Washington, formed in 1990 by Dylan Carlson, Slim Moon, and Greg Babior; the band took its name from the first incarnation of Black Sabbath. Although they have played various styles of music, they are best known as pioneers of a minimalistic, long and repetitive form of heavy music known as drone. To a lesser extent their sound is referred to as doom metal. Earth, however, have little to do with metal in their current sound. Their early albums could be seen as a variation of the experimental doom-influenced metal of The Melvins.

Their music is beautiful and at the same time desolate featuring the sound of lonely highways, wide-open spaces and the occasional slide guitar. They are so far ahead of the pack it will take years for people to catch up with them. This is music to get totally immersed in; it’s melodic, powerful yet understated and reserved.
www.myspace.com/earthofficial

Ko-Guma-za: “The little bear”. 3 piece KGZ sees the guitar section of Nottingham band Wolves Of Greece reunited for the first time since their involvement with NYC composer Glenn Branca’s orchestra in 2007 and 2008. Whereas the Wolves were designed to allow no time for audience reflection, this new project is a direct contrast. Dense guitar tones shape fragments of songs backed only by insistent, Mo Tucker-ish drum patterns. Melodies and harmonies reveal themselves slowly through the murk.”
www.myspace.com/oogamaza

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EARTH + SIR RICHARD BISHOP + LASH FRENZY

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Earth are an American drone band based in Seattle, Washington, formed in 1990 by Dylan Carlson, Slim Moon, and Greg Babior; the band took its name from the first incarnation of Black Sabbath. Although they have played various styles of music, they are best known as pioneers of a minimalistic, long and repetitive form of heavy music known as drone. To a lesser extent their sound is referred to as doom metal. Earth, however, have little to do with metal in their current sound. Their early albums could be seen as a variation of the experimental doom-influenced metal of The Melvins.

Dylan Carlson has been the driving force within the band and has remained the core of an ever-changing line-up. Outside of the underground music world, Carlson is perhaps best known for having been the best friend of grunge music icon Kurt Cobain who purchased the gun that Cobain later used to commit suicide. [1] After Earth had moved to Seattle, Cobain sang lead vocals in the song “Divine and Bright”, from a demo included on the re-release of the live album Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars.

The drone doom band Sunn O))), who formed as a tribute to Earth, were named after Earth’s (and thence Sunn O)))’s) amplifiers of choice, Sunn. (Sunn O))) also have a song entitled “Dylan Carlson” on their demo). The drone doom supergroup Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine are named after the second song from Earth’s first full-length album, Earth 2: Special Low-Frequency Version.

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