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Earth was formed in Olympia, Wa. In the early 90s' by Dylan Carlson. In those days some of the members of Earth included Slim Moon (later to found kill rock stars), and Greg Babior. The original lineup was 2 guitars, vocals, and various old analog synths. After moving to Seattle, Slim Moon and Greg Babior exit... Dave Harwell and Joe Preston join the group. With this lineup Earth records in Portland, Oregon at Smegma Studios with Mike Lastra. Kurt Kobain (Nirvana) and Kelly Canary (Dickless) both contribute vocals to this session. Sub Pop becomes interested after seeing Earth perform live and agree to release the Portland sessions as the : "Extra Capsular Extraction" EP. The release is now legendary for its ultra heavy and slow mammoth riffing. Taking Sabbath and the Melvins to a entirely slower sub-level!

 

The playing on this album is determined and bursting with reborn confidence. The opening track: "Mirage/Land of Some Other Order" effectively establishes a decided country/western aura throughout the album with "relaxed" tones that are reminiscent of a immense desert landscape at dusk. It is a sound that innjects the influence of country guitarists/songwriters such as: Duane Eddy, Merle Haggard, Roy Buchanan and fuses it with the vibe of epic visionary composer: Ennio Morricone. Beautifully darkened, huge chords that resonate very slowly with every single note played with passionate conviction. "Left In The Desert" and "Tethered To The Pole Star" contain a similar atmosphere to many of these songs as it invokes a feeling of slight hope after sentiments of despair. Besides the western emanations, "Hex" also incorporates moody, anthemic Rock and Blues within the song structures. Raiford (The Felon Wind) and "A Inquest Concerning Teeth" reveal influences such as: Neil Young (especially the "Dead Man" soundtrack), and Billy Gibbons. As in the past ("EARTH2") where EARTH took the heaviness of Black Sabbath, Melvins etc. and made it even slower and more mammoth, with "Hex" they have incorporated these new influences into a innovative sound all their own. Its a sound that is bold, vital and as essential as anything they have ever done in the past.

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