Chuck Schuldiner Project

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Earth - Full Upon Her Burning Lips

I've been reading a lot of Cormac McCarthy lately. Which means I've been listening to a lot of Earth. Earth seem to perfectly reflect McCarthy's transcendent and sorrowful landscapes. They both have a certain sparse misery to them. you find yourself lost in these soundworlds that seem to have no end. you dig into the bands weird minimalism and as with McCarthy you start to see your own humanity staring back at you. Suffice it to say I have been in love with Earth since I was a teenager and this latest offering is only the next step for a truly great band.

Full Upon Her Burning Lips never ceases to fascinate because of the sheer power in the sound unveiled here. Dylan Carson still has the magic touch, more than thirty years into his career. This is music you can get completely lost in. Though yes you are bathed in undulating waves of volume, Earth bring so much more to the table. The simple melodicism found throughout Full Upon Her Burning Lips is a testimony to a band who seem to constantly push for the next level. This is a strange and ethereal record, one that is very much in character for Earth but could be alienating to a first time listener.

This is another triumphant sonic journey for Earth. In many ways it feels like a progression on Dylan Carson's stunning western themed solo record. A band who seem to continually drive to new heights it's hard not to want to dive in and keep swimming. One of Earth's more stripped down releases to date, this is a record that lets you really enjoy the sonic space it exists in. Full Upon Her Burning Lips is a delightful taste into the mind of a genius. It's full of potent twists and turns and forward momentum you can't help but to love.

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