Monday, 8 November 2010

...And The Earth Swarmed With Long Titles...

One month after receiving this email from Hawk Moon Records (home to the likes of SM postees Good Weather For An Airstrike), I have finally gotten around to listening to Ted Parsons' (Jesu/Godflesh/ex-Swans) new project, ...And The Earth Swarmed With Them. The EP, titled - wait for it - The Fading Voice Of The Old Era Speaks To Us, But Where Are The Ears Left To Hear It? (deep breath after reading that one...), has been a year in the making after they did a split demo with Sleepless Dreams, and the pedigree on display here (Parsons is joining original members Mitchell Johns and Kat Stanbridge, with Mr Jesu/Godflesh/Napalm Death himself Justin K Broadrick twiddling the knobs in the studio) ensures that it is a quality effort. This is post rock that swings like a metronome from joyous celebration to the gnashing of anguished teeth and back again, the emotive rollercoaster painted in stark sonic colours a la the pastel cover art. Its an accomplished piece, and is well worth checking out. No word on future releases or tours for the minute, but in the meantime, the EP is another freebie that you can get from Hawk Moon Record's Bandcamp.

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