The Bug vs Dylan Carlson of Earth

Kevin Martin, British post-dub industrial terrorist, releasing on Ninja Tune under his recording alias The Bug, and American Dylan Carlson, father of the remarkable ambient-metal drone project Earth, share many superlatives. Like master painters exploring a subject over a lifetime’s work, they have each been mining and defining their genres for more than 20 years. They’re united by an interest in – really an obsession with – heaviness. They search for, examine and break the boundaries between beautiful and ugly, minimal and maximal, light and dark. Their collaboration intersects two worlds: the dystopian urban jungle sound of Martin’s hometown of London and the timelessness of American desert. Without a doubt, this will be the most intense sound experience of this year’s edition of the festival.