Sunday 20 December 2015


GenresPunk / Instru-metal / Rock / Post-Rock / Prog Rock / Post-Hardcore / Experimental / Noise / Drone / Ambient / Improv
Related artists?.
CountryRichmond, Virginia USA
Years Active2013-present
Song: "The Plight and Mercy of Vienna"
Album: "This City Called Earth"
Year: 2013
For fans ofGifts From Enola, Pelican, Russian Circles, Maserati, Tomydeepestego, Finger Of God, Town Portal, Glasir, Dakota/Dakota, Ornaments, Ahleuchatistas, Merridew, The Bulletproof Tiger, Piglet, Hella, The Advantage, Soda Lane and Explosions In The Sky.
Label(s): Self Released
This post's artist is from the November 2015 Mix. This is track #4.
You can download: the December Mix#12 right here or get the new January 2016 Mix#1 here.

THIS CITY CALLED EARTH is (I believe) a one man project from Virginia in the USA. The mathy, jazzy and improvisational style is excellent, especially considering that my favourite release by the band is their self titled debut from back in 2013. The dizzying array of guitar attacks that resemble Gifts From Enola, Maserati and early Russian Circles worship is mingled with The Mars Volta/Ahleuchatistas-esque quirky improv passages. The songs on every record generally adhere to this successful formula with a few exceptions. "Friendship & Macaroni are Best When Served Warm" has vocals which work quite well and are reminiscent of Gifts From Enola and float on top of the instrumentals not unlike Hum. Some tracks meander a little too much, such as "Sever the Limbs, Preheat the Oven (10,000 Farenheit)" with tangents that detract from the listening experience, in my opinion. They just seem too loose and have no gravity to them, they just kinda float around and don't go anywhere. That being said, this project is worth your time and will certainly entice fans of the aforementioned instru-metal bands.



2013 - This City Called Earth digitalLP (stream/donate/download here)

2014 - Illustration of War digitalEP (stream/buy here)
2014 - Al-Qaeda Stole My Spider Jars digitalsingle (stream/donate/download here)

2015 - Sunlight digitalEP (stream/donate/download here)
2015 - Friendship & Macaroni are Best When Served Warm digitalsingle (stream/donate/download here)


(2013) THIS CITY CALLED EARTH - "The Plight and Mercy of Vienna" (from 'This City Called Earth')

(2013) THIS CITY CALLED EARTH - "Slow Learner" (from 'This City Called Earth')

(2014) THIS CITY CALLED EARTH - "秀樹は、かみそりスリーピング" (from 'Illustration of War')

(2014) THIS CITY CALLED EARTH - "Etov Souminanu" (from 'Illustration of War')

(2014) THIS CITY CALLED EARTH - "Al-Qaeda Stole My Spider Jars" (from single of the same name)

(2015) THIS CITY CALLED EARTH - "Friendship & Macaroni are Best When Served Warm" (from 'Sunlight')


THIS CITY CALLED EARTH additional links



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