Eat Static ‎– Back To Earth

Interchill Records ‎– ichill cd034, Interchill Records ‎– ichill cd 034
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Recorded at labufo, wiltshire & studio inferno, Somerset 2007 - 2008
produced @ labufo
mastering @ hilton grove mastering

(p) & (c) mariko music publishing ltd 2008

Issued in a six-panel Digipak.

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  • Barcode: 5060147122572
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): | ICHILLCD034CD | ARABESQUE DISTRIBUTION LTD | 027572 |
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LD12
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 5Q75
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): | ICHILLCD034CD | ARABESQUE DISTRIBUTION LTD | 017542 |
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI LD12
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 5Q77

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ichill cd034 Eat Static Back To Earth(11xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Interchill Records ichill cd034 Canada 2008


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May 22, 2018
edited about 1 year ago

I've never been among the biggest fans of Eat Static, but this album is outstanding.
Diverse, detailed, fun and exciting, from downtempo chiller "The Wreckage", to funky "Up, Periscope"; from glitchy "Lo-Ride Sloucher" to hip-rolling middle-eastern "Dune Rider" (that bass!), and a latin banger "Epoch Calypso" on top of all that.
An overlooked classic.


June 19, 2009


Tuned Mass Damper => Twisted techno/ambient experimental production with unpolished tones & weird, mad samples as you could expect from Eat Static, cold nightish feeling here.

Pharaoh => Is about a very Oriental tune nicely rhythmic, with an orchestral alchemy according to me.

Lo-Ride Sloucher => Complex & weirdest tune of the album, notably with a special choped up fx all along on the sounds.

Flippity Flippity => Blue Note spirit (Jazzy stuff here).

Epoch Calypso => Do you want smoking cigarillo Cubano, drinking brown rhum, taking sun, enjoying some rhythmo latino, contemplating old cars from 50's for very few money ? It's possible with Eat Static Airlines & the fly Epoch Calypso.

Holy Stone => This one is more on the dubby side but remains very Eat Static sounding, which means crazy, distorted, very diversified but always musically coherent & furthermore melodic.

Pearl Of Wisdom => A sunset on a deserted beach, warm climate, with fresh air is surfing on your skin. Nevertheless some moment benefits from audacious & rough tones which strongly contrasts with the soft sunny overall perception, like something wanted to get you outside this idyllic coma.

Up, Periscope => Based on a very catchy loop, the title also describes perfectly the idea of the track. Get ready for some submarine explorations through mysterious misty seas, no worry the sonar is active & effective. So it's up to the captain not to steer in circle...

Dune Rider => Oriental tune with a progressive building, the rhythmic aspect takes a preponderant part here contrarily to most of the album.

Valley Of The Moon => Could be compared to the tale of a summer night on a flying carpet over a yellow illuminated old civilization.

The Wreckage =>It's like a siren song bewitching you through the abyss of chill soundscapes.

If you're expecting from Eat Static – Back to Earth from one hand something genuine, melodic, eclectic for a chill production and on the other hand the usual trademarks from the band (a musical mix between experimentation & raving spirit); you'll be completely charmed by this first down-tempo album by this pioneer psytrance band.




September 15, 2008
edited 3 months ago

Simply fantastic album from one of the most loved names in electronic music. Where 2007's De-Classified saw the boys return to their fun, upbeat trance, Back To Earth finds Merv, alone this time, strolling through psychedelic downtempo and lounge avenues. The richness in these tracks cannot be understated; they are simultaneously warm, relaxing, yet full of energy and creativity. It's obvious that a gifted producer is in the studio on this album. Right up there with some of the classic releases from The Orb, Back To Earth should become one of the benchmarks in the whole psy/downtempo genre and a must for any fan of the style.