Earth Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons on LP
Earth’s career, like its music, has always been a slow, deliberate progression. Each record slightly removed from the last, a constant refinement of a singular vision. Founder Dylan Carlson has remained focused throughout on coaxing moments of strange beauty and reflection from “the riff.” Formed in Olympia, WA circa 1989, the band has experienced an ever evolving line up over the years which has included the likes of Slim Moon (Kill Rock Stars founder), Joe Preston (Melvins) and many others along the way.
After moving to Seattle and signing to Sub Pop in 1990 Carlson and Co. would release three genre defining full lengths for the label - Earth 2 (1993), Phase 3 (1995) and Pentastar (1996) - before going on a near decade hiatus. Pentastar: In The Style of Demons served as the group's last until returning on Southern Lord in 2005 with Hex; Or Printing in the Infernal Method. With Pentastar, Earth comes off as a slower and more textured recreation of Black Sabbath, delicately balancing heavy riff-based rock with ambient, atmospheric songs. Includes the Jimi Hendrix cover "Peace in Mississippi."
Earth Pentastar - In The Style Of Demons Track Listing:
2. High Command
3. Crooked Axis For String Quartet
5. Charioteer (Temple Song)
6. Peace In Mississippi
7. Sonar And Depth Charge
8. Coda Maestoso In F (Flat) Minor