yeah Earth 2 is definitely the blueprint for the whole thing. Monoliths is an incredible record, really glad you enjoyed it.
here are my other favorite drone metal albums that I think you should check out:
The Angelic Process - Weighing Souls with …
new Earth song is just so mediocre. Dylan could have written these riffs in his sleep. I’d love for this to be great but tbh this is the least excited I’ve ever been for an Earth album, and they’re a favorite band of mine.
I'm only on the second track, but this is actually pretty good so far. I'd say go for it, though keep in mind the singing on the first track is very atypical for them. (Attila, their usual vocalist as of late, is not on this album, for some reason.)
Little Simz - Grey Area (8.5/10)
Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising (8.5/10)
Billy Woods & Kenny Segal - Hiding Places (8.5/10)
Matmos - Plastic Anniversary (8/10)
American Football - LP3 (8/10)
Malibu Ken - s/t (8/10)
Flume - Hi This is Flume
going to see Beau Travail on the big screen tonight, with a talk with Claire Denis right after. I don't normally go all out for these q&a type things but Claire is close to being my favorite working filmmaker so I'm stoked.