HEX; OR PRINTING IN THE INFERNAL METHOD
Dropping the heavy and replacing it with a more barren country-tinged feel enrobed in echo and reverb, the Washington-based project Earth have produced an album bursting with innovation. Psychedelic in tone and atmospheric in mood, HEX; OR PRINTING IN THE INFERNAL METHOD is not sonically weighty like other Earth releases. Instead, songs like “Lens of Unrectified Light” enchant and enlighten, replacing the massively heavy drone with budding expansiveness and down home downtrodden picking and grinning. If you like Queludes and Neil Young, or a penchant for ominous desert rock, you’ll love what this album will do to you.