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Release Date: Friday 19 May 2017
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This collaboration pairs UK producer The Bug with Dylan Carlson of pioneering Drone Metal band Earth.
The Bug (Kevin Martin) and Earth have each spent over 20 years exploring sound worlds that - taken at face value - may seem incompatible. Martin has crafted his own sonic world in various electronic genres, from the bass-heavy world of Dub, to EDM, to Grime embracing Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Industrial and Reggae along the way. Carlson, meanwhile, became known through Earth's transformation of Ambient and Doom Metal through the prism of Drone. Now, the two have teamed up for an entire album's worth of punishing stoner Electro-Drone.
"A colossal work of texture and atmosphere that rewards those who pay attention." - Crack
"Concrete Desert leaves space for the sounds to sink in, and you can really absorb the individual qualities of both artists." 7.4/10 - Pitchfork
"Meandering and spacious, steered by minimal guitar riffs that are amplified into grand aural textures. Concrete Desert is a Mammoth record". 4.2/5 - Resident Advisor
"An album of hope…expansive stokes by Martin and further shaded by some of the most mystifying motifs of Carson's career to date". - The Wire
Ø That was intense, I'm off to listen to some disco.
City Of Fallen Angels 6:14
Snakes Vs Rats 5:00
American Dream 10:17
Don't Walk These Streets 6:24
Other Side Of The World 5:52
Hell A 4:21
Concrete Desert 14:40