Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull download album
The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull is the fifth full-length studio album by the band Earth. Earth embarked on a worldwide tour in support of the album. Bill Frisell is a guest on the album, playing guitar on tracks one, four, and five. The title is a reference to Judges 14:8 in the Bible. It tells the story of Samson, who tore apart a lion and when he returned, noticed a swarm of bees and some honey on the lion's carcass
Southern Lord always packages their Earth records nicely, and this one is no exception: thick cardboard sleeve, brightly colored art, silver vinyl and elegant, old-fashioned graphic design for the r landscapes that the band's music conjures up at its best. I knew Earth thanks to that wonderful gig called "Primavera Club" in Barcelona, where they presented this album and its characteristics: slow, slooow, slooooow jams of echoed guitars with westerner chords that made it a kind of heroine-influenced post-rock, with very subtle progression during the tracks, but post-rock after all.
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Ah, I remember how it was way back in the good old days. Not only did I discover music but I also discovered the sights and sounds that shrouded me. My main musical preference was fast pop-punk. In fact, I enjoyed anything as long as it was based on speed and electric guitars. If I were an innocent, young child looking into my future, I would wonder why in the world I’d be listening to this album. If the point hasn’t been put across, this is a slow dark record.
Recorded At Avast Studios, Seattle, Washington. Release Date February 26, 2008. The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull Earth. 1. Omens and Portents I: The Driver.
Earth is a magnificent band originating from the United States and formed in 1990. They are pioneers in the genre of drone/doom. They split up in 1997 and reunited in 2003. Their discography has a quite elaborate range of influences and genres (drone, stoner, doom with country influences) and therefore opinions may differ greatly when it comes to an album. Plus the slowness can make it seem boring and lazy. Once I worked out what Earth was up to on this album and found the drama within, the music made more sense and so on future listenings I'll probably get more enjoyment out of it than I did initially. The album may not be challenging in the way early Earth albums were and from my vantage point it looks like Earth is moving into a grey zone between improvised minimalism and and a more structured song-based approach.
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The title of the album comes from the Old Testament of the Bible in the narrative of Samson and Delilah. Other than Carlson on guitars (and amplifiers), Earth also include drummer Adrienne Davies, Steve Moore on acoustic and Wurlitzer pianos and Hammond B-3, and bassist Don McGreevy (both electric and upright). Guitarist Bill Frisell helps out on four cuts as well, and Randall Dunn produced the set. Fans of the heavier, more ear-shattering version of the group will find themselves drawn to this more than Hex or the live Hibernaculum set; that said, The Bees Made Honey should also attract more.