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CD EARTHLESS FROM THE AGES REVIEW

EARTHLESS

FROM THE AGES

2013

 

 

THROUGH TIME AND SPACE

 

 

A four-track double gatefold 12” full length is what we’re getting this time round from Earthless after an absence of six years and it’s just what the doctor ordered. If you love an ancient heavy groove and swirling Hendrix-like guitars then opening track ‘Violence of the Red Sea’ is like the best form of time travel, and comes uncluttered by words (yes despite guitarist Mitchell’s vocal forays outside of Earthless we are still very much voiceless on this release). It’s music to get lost in and clocking in at almost 15 minutes it’s certainly deep enough to lose your way. If you know Earthless’ catalogue you’ll love it if you don’t then if you thought that instrumentals were soulless and boring this is the cure, and Earthless are kings.

 

‘Uluru Rock’ (just over 14 minutes) is a more subdued foray into sound, while the far shorter ‘Equus October’ (a shade under six) is the most experimental outing here. In truth though all are mere appetizers for the main dish as we close with 31 minutes of ‘From the Ages’ which is the perfect culmination of what has gone on before. Starting of frenetically you can imagine that journey through time and space unfolding, there’s certainly a feeling of flight, of space and light; and the effects just add to that feeling as a guitar lick peels off the relentless refrain to alter the course. It’s a big sound for a band bursting with ideas. It’s epic, it’s monumental. Highly recommended.  

 

 

Leslii Phillips

 

CD EARTHLESS FROM THE AGES REVIEW 2013