Earth Strikes the Bottletree Cafe!

...which sounds only a little more apocalyptic than it actually was...

What it was: Earth on tour to support their newest release,
the excellent + atmospheric Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light (Pt. 1)...

So, Earth's line-up this time around was Dylan Carlson on guitar, with cellist Lori Goldston, longtime collaborator Adrienne Davies on drums, and Angelina Baldoz on bass... (sorry, no pix from the show, cuz neither of us that attended had a camera worth a shit on us).

Surprisingly, the volume was not overpowering, though as songs progressed the dynamics certainly included some increase in volume that workt quite nicely to help with the songs swelling to epic proportions...

If you haven't gotten the chance to check em out yet, do so at your earliest opportunity! Like, now, motherfucker! Even at a reasonable volume, this is some trance-inducing stuff... not so much drone as spaghetti-western instru-metal, played in slow-motion...

Along with a few others, the setlist included:
  Blackwater Slide (a cover of a tune by *Ann Riggs*?  - sorry, I wasn't listening so well to words when they started... had me musick ears on!)
  Old Black
  Father Midnight (both from the new one)
  The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull (from the 2008 album of the same name).

Click here to watch an earlier show of theirs at the same venue here in Birmingham, memorialized on our local PBS station on their We Have Signal (Live at the Bottletree) series. (Also archived on the series' site are shows featuring Tortoise, Pelican, Man or Astroman? + tons more... check em out!)

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