Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dylan Carlson's Earth on Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Wed 11th March 2015

Exclusive live session from Dylan Carlson & Earth including never-before-heard new track on today's broadcast...

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM
Wednesday 11th March 2015 4:30pm (UK Time)

Bonanza & Son are very excited to have Dylan Carlson & Earth performing a live session and interview recorded during Earth's recent UK leg of their world tour...

From their formation in 1989 Seattle based Earth have made steady and sturdy advances with their unique musical vision. Led by guitarist Dylan Carlson, Earth's music is predominantly instrumental though not exclusively and can be divided into two distinct stages. Their early work is characterized by distortion, droning minimalism and lengthy, repetitive song structures. The band's subsequent output reduces the distortion while incorporating elements of Country and Folk but with a truly unique result.

Earth is recognized as a pioneer of drone metal with Dylan being almost single handedly responsible for devising this sub genre. The band's Earth 2 is now regarded as a milestone of the genre.

Feedback and distorted guitars were the blueprint for what Dylan at the time coined 'ambient metal' but this has increasingly given way to a more 'melodic' approach.

Their most recent and easily most commercially successful album 'Primitive And Deadly' has seen Dylan wear his heart and influences on his guitar strap with a nod to his teenage, Heavy Metal heroes and three of the songs include vocals including a guest spot from one Mark Lanegan no less. The album out-sold the entire Earth back catalogue in the first week of release and this live session on Bonanza & Son was recorded on the eve of their sold out show at the 800 capacity Islington Assembly Hall, London as part of a successful world tour which went as far afield as Moscow and Japan.

Also worth noting is the fact that Dylan Carlson was a close friend of Kurt Cobain having been in bands together back in the day.

Bonanza & Son will also be playing the best of all the upcoming Country & Americana releases including tracks from the upcoming Josh Rouse LP not due in the shops until April plus new records from James McMurtry, Steve Gunn & The Black Twig Pickers, Jim White vs Jim White vs The Packway Handle Band, plus some dusty, old vinyl that we've picked up along the Americana highway that is the past week of Bonanza & Son crate digging and record buying including ??? and many more

Bonanza & Son On Resonance 104.4fm
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