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There are several artists named Earth: 1) An / band from Olympia, WA, United States, led by Dylan Carlson. 2) A band from Melbourne, Australia. 3) A pop trio from Japan. 4) A project by DJ Sangeet. 5) The original name of pioneers Black Sabbath.

1) Earth is an band formed in 1990 in Olympia, Washington, United States by Dylan Carlson, Slim Moon, and Greg Babior. They are pioneers in the minimalistic and repetitive form of known as , but considerably changed their style over time, today playing what one might consider a distinct kind of instrumental . The band at some point moved to Seattle where Carlson forged a strong friendship with music icon Kurt Cobain, who sang lead vocals for the song “Divine and Bright” on the live album “Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars”. Cobain also appeared as a “specialist” on Earth’s 1990 debut release “Extra-Capsular Extraction”, and sang backing vocals on “A Bureaucratic Desire for Revenge Part 2”. Joe Preston, who played bass briefly with the Melvins, also appears on this 3-song CD.
Dylan Carlson has been the driving force of the band and still remains the core of an everchanging line-up. As of the release of their most recent album, titled “The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull”, Earth consists of Dylan Carlson (guitars/amplifiers), Adrienne Davies (drums/percussion), Steve Moore (acoustic and electric pianos/wurlitzer) and Karl Blau (acoustic/electric bass).

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