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Via Earsplit PR:

EARTH Announce Release Details For Reissue Of First Recording Sessions

We have been blessed with a massive offering from the gods! For the first time ever the debut recordings of drone purveyours EARTH are available in one concise, beautifully documented capsule.
A Beaurocratic Desire For Extra Capsular Extraction contains the entire 1990 Smegma Studios sessions which are the debut recordings from EARTH.

Previously available scattered via the
Extra Capsular Extractions EP and Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars CD, this essential collection contains every note from the infamous first EARTH recording sessions. All 7 tracks have been carefully remastered by Mell Dettmer. It is actually questionable what mastering if any was done on the original tracks so we entrusted the task into the very capable hands of Mell who has mastered all the other EARTH releases via Southern Lord. Bearing exclusive artwork by Simon Fowler and package design via Stephen O'Malley, the end result is a burly, mammoth and crushing audio experience that makes this collection a must have even for the diehards that own previous versions of these recordings.

EARTH was founded by Dylan Carlson circa 1989, and in its infant stages contained several different members including Slim Moon (Kill Rock Stars label), Joe Preston (Thrones, Melvins, sunn 0))), High on Fire) and even Dylan's close friend Kurt Cobain. Unbeknownst to Mr. Carlson at the time was that his seemingly simplistic experimentation with heavy music would literally spawn an entire genre, style and sound borrowing from his musical theories. This collection of the very first recordings is an important insight into understanding the birth of this sound; a foreshadowing of the thunder to come.

A Bureaucratic Desire for Extra Capsular Extraction Track Listing:

1. A Bureaucratic Desire for Revenge, part 1 (7:22)
2. A Bureaucratic Desire for Revenge, part 2 (6:38)
3. Ouroboros Is Broken (18:19)
4. Geometry of Murder (7:22)
5. German Dental Work (5:20)
6. Divine and Bright (3:02)
7. Dissolution 1 (7:11)>

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