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EARTH - The Bees made Honey in the Lion's Skull

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Southern Lord SUNN90
Release Year: 2008
Note: "From strength, sweetness. From darkness, light. The bees made honey in the lion's skull."
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"... und die bees" ist dann so etwas wie die positive hex": die krfte sind gesammelt und fast mit einem fingerschnippen rollen die riffs (in typischer earth-manier, zweifellos, aber sie rollen und verharren eben nicht in ihrer eigenen statik wie zuvor). wie ein soundtrack zu einem extrem verlangsamten cruisen. dazu die in einzelfllen uplifting melodiefhrung... da knnten einzelne freunde der erde schon dran zu knacken haben... in ihrer mischung aus hypnotisch (die wiederholungen) und dem neu entdeckten drehmoment (der innere, ja, swing) plus dem offenen sound und der harmonik aber einfach ein sexy gesamtpaket." [N, Unruhr.de]

"...After refaceting some old gems for greater illumination on "Hibernaculum". The band returns once again to it's continuing evolution. Where "Hex" reveled in dark satanic twang and austere american beauty, "The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull" finds Dylan Carlson and the band growing into a harder, more rock, american Gospel and improvisitory direction framed by truly psychedelic production and blazing guitar sounds. Earth shows it's affinity with a nod to the best elements of the more adventurous San Francisco bands of the late 60's and 70's, and the more spiritually aware and exciting forms of Jazz-Rock from the same era. This is no nostalgia trip but a thoroughly inspired and original metamorphosis. Earth is also very honored to be joined on this record for three songs by legendary and virtuoso guitarist BILL FRISELL (doing some of his most fuzzed out playing in years!) . Bill Frisell adds a brilliant texture and counterpoint to the scintillating and inspired riffs of Dylan Carlson and the band. Adrienne Davies joins again on drums lending a classic and steady feel to the proceedings. Steve Moore also returns adding heavy hammond organ and his intense jazz inspired piano playing. Live Bassist Don McGreevy also makes his full length Earth debut on this record. Earth will begin touring throughout the world when the album is released, Australia, Europe and a full US campaign and on from there. The new songs are equally compellinglive where EARTH takes the vehicles and expand and explore them for further musical and meditative exploration..." [from the label notes]