Dylan Carlson, founding member of the seminal drone unit EARTH, will be available for phone interviews for North American journalists this week in support of the upcoming release of A Beaurocratic Desire for Extra Capsular Extraction, the very first recordings from the purveyors of the drone genre.
Mr. Carlson will be available this Thursday, October 14th and Friday, October 15th throughout both days. Interested parties should get in touch with your best available time slots right away to schedule an interview.
A Beaurocratic Desire for Extra Capsular Extraction contains the entire 1990 Smegma Studios sessions which are the debut recordings from EARTH. Previously available scattered via the Extra Capsular Extractions EP and the Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars CD, this essential collection contains every note from the infamous first EARTH recording sessions. All seven original tracks have been carefully remastered by Mell Dettmer. It is actually questionable what mastering if any was done on the original tracks so we entrusted the task into the very capable hands of Mell who has mastered all the other EARTH releases via Southern Lord. Bearing exclusive artwork by Simon Fowler and package design via Stephen O’Malley, the end result is a burly, mammoth and crushing audio experience that makes this collection a must have even for the diehards that own previous versions of these recordings.
EARTH was founded by Dylan Carlson circa 1989, and in its infant stages contained several different members including Slim Moon (Kill Rock Stars label), Joe Preston (Thrones, Melvins, sunn 0))), High on Fire) and even Dylan’s close friend Kurt Kobain. Unbeknownst to Mr. Carlson at the time was that his seemingly simplistic experimentation with heavy music would literally spawn an entire genre, style and sound borrowing from his musical theories. This collection of the very first recordings is an important insight into understanding the birth of this sound; a foreshadowing of the thunder to come.