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Earth Divided By Zero

by Combat Astronomy

Intense hypnagogic industrial/jazz/prog/doommetal hybrid.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Doom/Stoner Metal
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Astralized
6:08 $0.99
2. Parallax of One Arc Second
3:41 $0.99
3. Eating Backwards
5:50 $0.99
4. Earth Divided By Zero part 1
5:51 $2.00
5. Earth Divided By Zero part 2
3:11 $0.99
6. Earth Divided By Zero part 3
9:39 $0.99
7. The Atrocity Commission
14:54 $0.99
8. International Parachute
5:07 $0.99
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Album Notes
Combat Astronomy's third ensemble release opens with a long haunting human call that seems to come out across a desert at night: echoing and morphing into the strange off kilter ritual of 'Astralized', a looping miasma of dubbed out horns, dervish incantations

This hypnagogic atmosphere continues throughout the disc, an eerie otherworldly aspect and restless energy that often threatens to collapse the rigid grasp the nuanced drums and de-tuned tectonic bass have over the polyrythmic structures. The lyrical narratives of its predecessor "Dreams No Longer Hesitate" are gone, and when di Falcos vocals do merge are either indecipherable or phonetic: sometimes little more than primal screams, at other times layered choruses.

A continous dense wall of shifting sound, Combat Astronomy show possibly their highest level of stylistic purity so far – the sense 'otherworldly yet familiar' experience more akin to the primal landscapes of Zoviet France than the typical library references of extreme metal or free jazz. Like Tarkovsky's films, the music seems to communicate primarily with ones unconscious mind regardless of whether the conscious one is enthralled or repulsed.

Huggett and Archers mastery of meditative stillness within an onslaught of movement reaches a pinnacle here - wailing horn textures and vapor trail drones soar over subterranean doom metal riffs: the musical architecture undergoing a permanent, pulsating creation and dissolution.



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Brad at CD Baby

The band calls its music an "intense hypnagogic industrial/jazz/prog/doommetal hybrid," and while that's certainly accurate, when it comes to unapologetically intense compositions like these, it's best to simply forget the labels and just let the music do the talking. If you're the kind of person who can appreciate a band that's gutsy enough to kick off their record with a six-minute track that starts off with echo-y chants and evolves into rattling bass riffs that you'll feel through the bottom of your feet, this is your kind of music. And if your kind of music is the kind that follows no template, is happy to either delicately flick your ear or bludgeon you through the skull, and thinks that mixing free jazz and doom metal makes perfect sense, than why aren't you listening to this band? Because, seriously, even if you're the kind of person who's sick of everything, you'll want to hear this. You haven't heard anything like it. And you may not ever again.