Earth to Earth
Arctic Sleep's third studio album welcomes back co-founding member Mike Gussis and new drummer Nick Smalkowski in their latest slow-burner, 'Earth To Earth.' . This recording further demonstrates Arctic Sleep's signature sound of sluggish tempos, a super-heavy rythm section, down-tuned riffing, and whispery vocals all weaving a series of dynamics ranging from quiet, contemplative moments of introverted vulnerability to cosmic waves of absolute, monolithic loudness... all done with a keen sense for hooky melodies. With this release, the music reaches further beyond the constraints of any genre of heavy music, incorporating more acoustic arrangements, more psychedelic droning passages, and cello. As with Arctic Sleep's previous work, the ambiguous lyrical themes continue to be rich with imagery of nature and space, all hazed with a looming atmosphere of sweet sorrow.