CONCRETE DESERT by THE BUG VS. EARTH

SKU96993
ArtistTHE BUG VS. EARTH
TitleCONCRETE DESERT
LabelNINJA TUNE
Catalog #ZEN 239
Genre
ReleaseW 27 - 2017
FormatVinyl - UK2LP + 12"
Import
€ 21,50incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. City of Fallen Angels
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/96993_concrete_desert/1_city_of_fallen_angels.mp3
  2. Gasoline
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/96993_concrete_desert/2_gasoline.mp3
  3. Agoraphobia
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/96993_concrete_desert/3_agoraphobia.mp3
  4. Snakes Vs Rats
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/96993_concrete_desert/4_snakes_vs_rats.mp3
  5. Broke
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/96993_concrete_desert/5_broke.mp3
  6. American Dream
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/96993_concrete_desert/6_american_dream.mp3
  7. Don't Walk These Streets
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/96993_concrete_desert/7_dont_walk_these_streets.mp3
  8. Other Side of the World
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/96993_concrete_desert/8_other_side_of_the_world.mp3
  9. Hell A
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/96993_concrete_desert/9_hell_a.mp3
  10. Concrete Desert
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/96993_concrete_desert/10_concrete_desert.mp3

Description

Kevin Martin and Dylan Carlson – The Bug and Earth, respectively – met via the visual artist Simon Fowler (Angels & Devils.)When they finally began to record, it quickly became apparent that the music they made together needed room to stretch out and “drone,”– to be its own thing. Two tracks eventually emerged, "Boa"&"Cold," and were released as a standalone EP, with Dylan's signature guitar sound weaving seamlessly around some of Kevin's most destructively heady bass explorations. Martin had decided to exclude those songs from ‘Angels & Devils’, as he felt “They had developed a singular life of their own, outside of the identity of that album.” Ninja Tune asked The Bug and Dylan Carlson to perform live in LA around the label’s 25th anniversary, and Martin and Carlson took the opportunity to further the recording project in person. So The Bug vs Earth project holed up in Daddy Kev’s legendary LA studio, with DJ Nobody engineering, for two very long days. Those recording sessions have resulted in the masterpiece that is “Concrete Desert.” Inspired by J.G. Ballard’s urban dystopias, and the Californian dream capital’s sordid, fragmented underbelly, Martin says that the album is in some ways a Los Angeles-set companion piece to “London Zoo.” The record’s beautiful, chiming melodies are like shards of sonic light, glowing in currents of heavy bass darkness. There are pulsing soundscapes, ambient pinks and whites, and irresistible grooves. This is music that grips you entirely, and catches you in its lava-flow – an astonishing, primal album of vast depth.