The Earthly Framespresent
The Rainbow Table
Nine full-length albums for each chromatic value, plus black and white.
The Conjurer's Thread
So you've lost all your heroes? Magic stopped working? Feds at the door? Perhaps you too have lost the thread.
On Light Reading, The Earthly Frames second full-length, Walsh’s powers of sonic and narrative fuckery are in their prime. The album follows the format of an imagined reading list. There's a corresponding song for each obtuse-sounding book. Titles such as “A Doorbell for Finite Beings” or “Dismantling Ubiquitous Monitoring Systems” offer glimpses into a parallel universe with exotic, yet obsolete, technology. With each track, we hover briefly into the lonely worlds of ghost singers, failed philosophers, and dead ideas. It's a pile of books no one will ever read - a minority report filed away and forgotten. And yet, with Light Reading, The Earthly Frames remind us that knowledge, the reality we don't throw away, is indeed the power.
Ruine, a combination of "ruin" and "rune" is the third full length by The Earthly Frames. It's a broken memory palace with allusions to the genres that were popular when I was a youngster. Subject matter ranges from personal memory to imagined futures.
Pulsar Palace lands squarely in the Electronic genre. Its beats, samples, and oscillations operate in the kosmische zone whilst the occasional guitar or orchestration reminds of Earthly Frames penchant for psych and art-rock. Each track is named for a room or space within the imagined Pulsar Palace. It is a walking tour equal parts grandeur and grotesque.
The Empty Fields
This recording focuses on ecosystem degradation and the inevitable environmental collapse. Long string quartets follow the arches of mass extinction cycles, surface temperature data is rendered as a droning, foreboding doomsday siren, and species variation becomes unsurvivable mutations. This full length takes the "green" position in The Rainbow Table. It is meditative, apocalyptic, and stoic with a strange resilient beauty.