November 13, 2014
A Bureaucratic Desire for Extra Capsular Extraction
(Southern Lord, 2010)
Dylan Carlson must have been touched by divine vision. While all around were circling ever closer to mainstream acceptability, were busy thinking a more chart-friendly sound was the path to musical immortality, Carlson created a band that’ll never bleed Top 40 but instead birthed an approach so awe-inspiring it dominates entire tranches of the modern underground rock scene. This later reissue shows the instrumental glory of Earth as well as Carlson’s sweetest pop song in the form of the mantra ‘Divine and Bright’ — the only love song to the atom bomb you’ll ever sing to yourself in the shower.