The Bug vs Earth – Concrete Desert

Label:
Ninja Tune
Art.Nr.:
09537564
Kat.Nr.:
ZEN239

Released:
24.05.2017
First Date:
2016
Cover:
Picture Gatefold
Format:
2LP + 12"
Pressung:
UK - Original
Zustand:
Neu
Vinyl:
Cover:
Genre:
Downtempo / Downbeat + Electro + Electronic + Beat Art + Broken Beats / Headz
Stichworte:
the bug, justin broderick, bonobo, blockhead
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The Bug vs Earth - Concrete Desert
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Includes Free Digital Download Code Of The Entire Album!

Grey Marbled Double Vinyl + Red Bonus 12inch in Gatefold.

Like master painters exploring a subject over a lifetime’s work, Kevin Martin and Dylan Carlson – The Bug and Earth, respectively – have each been mining and defining their genres for more than 20 years. They’re united by an interest in – really an obsession with – heaviness. They search for, examine and break the boundaries between beautiful and ugly, minimal and maximal, light and dark – but The Bug and Earth always make music that is heavy in the most thrilling of ways.

The record’s beautiful, chiming melodies are like shards of sonic light, glowing in currents of heavy bass darkness. There are pulsing soundscapes, ambient pinks and whites, and irresistible grooves. This is music that grips you entirely, and catches you in its lava-flow – an astonishing, primal album of vast depth.

In making it, Martin decided to break from The Bug’s obsessive study of groove, tone and texture, and think more cinematically. The result is a wondrously visual album, akin to finding oneself wandering amongst the rocky red hills of the Californian deserts. In fact, he says, the album could be understood as reflecting a ‘mistrust of “Hollywoodisms,” and the shadow of Hollywood fantasy that looms large over life in LA, and the USA in general. “Dylan’s a master at amplifying the flavour of America,” he says, “but not the side we see in this Trump climate.” For Martin, the “American dream is like a nightmare under Trump” but Dylan captures the “best side of that dream, a utopian openess.”“I hear the writing of Cormac McCarthy in his music. His playing conjures deserts, and wide open spaces.’ In “Concrete Desert,” Earth’s sonic landscapes, its far horizons and vast spaces, are underpinned and propelled by Martin’s ear-worming rhythms and percussive genius.

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A1. Gasolineplay
A2. Agoraphobiaplay
A3. Snakes vs Ratsplay
B1. City Of Fallen Angelsplay
B2. American Dreamplay
C1. Brokeplay
C2. Don't Walk These Streetsplay
C3. Other Side Of The Worldplay
D1. Hell Aplay
D2. Concrete Desertplay
D3. Dog feat Jk Flesh
D4. Pray feat Jk Flesh
D5. Another Planet
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