“Earth Rot II: Music For Iceland” is a musical commentary on the state of the environment in Iceland and an unsolicited sequel to David Axelrod’s 1970 “Earth Rot”, made by Brendan Coon aka Toss Power Traps.
The first few tracks of “Earth Rot II: Music For Iceland”, a labour of love inspired by a truly magical place, fit in the noisy-oriented/experimental ambient category, but its tone get much lighter and accessible on “Aluminium Smelter” and the nice floating “Audun”. Tender moments are reflected on “Bassaltaurorica” (dedicated to the basalt formations) and “Don’t fuck with Gullfoss” (one of the many staggering waterfalls on Iceland). Still, this versatile and not that well produced music is not your usual cup of tea, ending with a quite noisy-ish and an up-tempo track.
All proceeds of this release will go to The Audlind Nature Fund, a non-profit organization whose main goal is to protect and reclaim Iceland’s natural heritage, based on the keystones Trust – responsibility – care – respect.