Combat Astronomy | Earth Divided By Zero

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
God Godflesh Meshuggah

More Artists From
United States - Minnesota

Other Genres You Will Love
Metal/Punk: Doom/Stoner Metal Jazz: Avant-Garde Jazz Moods: Mood: Brooding
There are no items in your wishlist.

Earth Divided By Zero

by Combat Astronomy

Intense hypnagogic industrial/jazz/prog/doommetal hybrid.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Doom/Stoner Metal
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 20% off
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Astralized
Share this song!
X
6:08 $0.99
2. Parallax of One Arc Second
Share this song!
X
3:41 $0.99
3. Eating Backwards
Share this song!
X
5:50 $0.99
4. Earth Divided By Zero part 1
Share this song!
X
5:51 $0.99
5. Earth Divided By Zero part 2
Share this song!
X
3:11 $0.99
6. Earth Divided By Zero part 3
Share this song!
X
9:39 $0.99
7. The Atrocity Commission
Share this song!
X
14:54 $0.99
8. International Parachute
Share this song!
X
5:07 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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.


Reviews


to write a review

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.