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Day 125: Earth

May 4, 2008 - 125/366

 

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The second of my weekend concerts could hardly have been more different than the first, for all that they were both “metal” in some form. Tonight’s was a much slower, more brooding, avant-garde kind of metal, way more intellectual and way less conducive to exciting photographs. I’m not all that stoked about any of the photos I took (dim lighting and static performers), but I am really stoked about the show. Earth, who started off as a glacial drone-metal band and now plays what might be described (glibly) as slow, doomy instrumental country & western, knocked my socks off, as much as socks can be knocked off by music where there are literally full seconds or more between each beat.

 

I shot mostly from right in front of the stage (moving to the side and back towards the end of Earth's set), and Earth's mastermind and guitarist Dylan Carlson chose to stand right up at the edge of the stage. My rented wide-angle zoom certainly came in handy as a result.

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Taken on May 4, 2008