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Earth Is Blue


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  • Ex-Galaxie 500 stalwarts and slow-core dream weavers, Damon and Naomi returned in 2005 with their sixth overall album and first for their own label, 20.20.20 records. With collaborations from their longtime cohort Michio Kurihara--famed Japanese psych guitarist--and the experimental brass duo Nmperign, THE EARTH IS BLUE specializes in the lush textures and languid pacing the couple has long made their calling card. Featuring a lingering and impactful cover of the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" among many other stand-outs, THE EARTH IS BLUE notably garnered one of the holy grails of rock criticism, a five star review in Rolling Stone magazine--one of only a handful of records to earn such an honor in the '00s.
Professional Reviews
Uncut (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Yang's self-harmonising vocals drip haiku-crisp lines, while Kurihara's dewdrop chimes on the exquisite 'Beautiful Close Double'..."

Alternative Press (p.116) - 3 out of 5 - "With balletic grace, the group enchant for tracks at a time..."

The Wire (p.57) - "THE EARTH IS BLUE has a glorious, spacey innocence that inspires affection."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.108) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]he Massachusetts couple have refined their bittersweet tableaux to a most exalted place. The arrangements have never sounded so liquid or pure..."
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