Sub Pop Announce Earth Reissues
Sub Pop has announced the 30th anniversary vinyl edition of ambient-metal album Earth 2 Special Low Frequency Version by Earth. Also out on November 3rd is a companion piece entitled Earth 2.23 Special Lower Frequency Mix. Earth 2.23 highlights the enduring influence of Earth 2 with brand new, exclusive reinterpretations of Earth 2 material by The Bug feat. Flowdan, Robert Hampson (Loop, Main), Justin K Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu), and Brett Netson (Built to Spill, Caustic Resin).
The Bug says of their contribution “Angels (The Bug Remix feat. Flowdan)”: “When I first heard Earth 2 I didn’t even make it to the end of the album, as I later embarrassingly confessed to Dylan Carlson. But ironically it ended up being one of ‘those’ records that sounds so alien on first listen, but ends up being a constant companion, absolutely embedded under my skin and in constant rotation. So much so that I later approached Dylan to collaborate on our 2017 album Concrete Desert for Ninja Tune. So it was incredibly flattering to be approached by him to reinterpret one of Earth 2’s choice cuts. As I knew Dylan was a fan of my work with Flowdan, it was a no brainer to invite my regular partner in musical crime to spit on the mic for my rework. We aimed to fuse drone, hip hop, low end dirt and grime into a monolithic slab of sonic f-ck you. The result made us smile in the best possible way.”
The re-release of the double album, includes the albums original packaging – an extra-wide jacket with two color inner sleeves – for the first time since the long out-of-print 1993 pressing and adds a double-sided insert with never-before-seen photos of the band from the Earth 2 era.
The four-track vinyl version will be limited to 2,500 copies worldwide and will be on glacial blue vinyl to match the anniversary edition of Earth 2. The digital version will add a bonus remix by Kevin Richard Martin (aka The Bug). The cover of Earth 2.23 features original artwork by underground art legend Savage Pencil.
Earth 2 Special Low Frequency Version
30th Anniversary Edition
1. Seven Angels
2. Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine
3. Like Gold and Faceted
Earth 2.23 Special Lower Frequency Mix
Album Cover Download
1. Angels (The Bug Remix feat. Flowdan)
2. May Your Vanquished Be Saved from the Bondage of their Sins (Robert Hampson Remix)
3. Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine (Justin K Broadrick Remix)
4. Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine (Brett Netson Version)
5. Like Gold and Faceted (Kevin Richard Martin Remix)*
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