The Bug vs Earth Announce New Collaborative Album 'Concrete Desert'
Like master painters exploring a subject over a lifetime’s work, Kevin Martin and Dylan Carlson – The Bug and Earth, respectively – have each been mining and defining their genres for more than 20 years. Listen to Snakes Vs Rats, the first track unleashed from the album, Concrete Desert.
The album includes an additional 3 track 12”, Below Heaven, with two tracks featuring vocals from JK Flesh (Justin Broadrick)
In making it, Martin decided to break from The Bug’s obsessive study of groove, tone and texture, and think more cinematically. For Martin, the 'American dream is like a nightmare under Trump' but Dylan captures the 'best side of that dream, a utopian openess.' 'I hear the writing of Cormac McCarthy in his music. His playing conjures deserts, and wide open spaces.’ In Concrete Desert, Earth’s sonic landscapes, its far horizons and vast spaces, are underpinned and propelled by Martin’s ear-worming rhythms and percussive genius.
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