Boomkat Product Review:
The classic remix album of the original sludge-rockers Earth, featuring that totemic Autechre remix plus versions from Mogwai, Jim O'Rouke, Sunn O))) and Russell Haswell.
For a long time most famous for having sold Kurt Cobain that gun, Dylan Carlson's Earth were initially derided for their impenetrable rock fug and slow-motion riffs that made them stand out amongst their Sub Pop peers. However time has been kind to Earth and slowly (but surely) their sound has come to be appropriated by a new generation of sonic experimentalists ranging from the Sphere and Southern Lord labels through to their most natural heirs; SunnO))).
Mogwai add layers of blister-pack guitars and waves of rimy feedback to Earth's 'Teeth Of Lions Rule The Divine' and in doing so instil the original with a less suffocating atmosphere. Russell Haswell who (along with O'Rourke and Broadrick) plunder the now out of print 'Phase 3: Thrones and Dominions' for his punishing take on (wait for it) 'Tibetan Quaaludies (Waveset Sloth Mix)', whilst O'Rouke wrongfoots with a pretty start that goes full gnar - in the best way
Autechre's (in)famous remix of Coda Maestoso in F(flat) Minor is the one here though, you can barely hear the treatment, with the original snare gated, compressed and mixed differently. Like a subtly augmented reality, it takes you a while to clock where you are and what's different - but when it hits, it really fucking hits.
The kings of subby dronecore Sunn O))) don their black capes and skull rings for the closer to deliver a colossal chunk of doom.