Zen Bastard

by Earthling Society

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    Tracklisting 1.Zen Bastard (edit) 2. Outsideofintime 3. The Kosmik Suite

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Zen Bastard is a studio recording capturing the live sound of Earthling Society. Revisiting tracks from their first two albums ‘Outsideofintime’ (Albion) and ‘ The Kosmik suite ‘ (Plastic Jesus) the band set out to do justice to these classic space rock songs by giving them the throttle that was lacking in the original 8 track recordings.
Recording was completed over a weekend in April 2016 at the legendary and idyllic Foel Studios home to bassist Dave Anderson of Hawkwind & Amon Duul2 fame.

The album also features a brand new song in the title track. A Satori inspired wig out to the children of the mushroom.

Fred Laird – vocals, guitars, gakken, coral sitar, mellotron and lap steel.
Kim Allen – Bass
Jon Blacow – Drums and percussion

All songs by Fred Laird
Arranged by Earthling Society
Engineer – Tom Wild


“At times truly blistering, as a whole possibly their most satisfying listen so far, and easily betters a lot of vintage material of a similar bent.”

Record Collector

“…a label with a finger firmly on the pulse of the psychedelic zeitgeist. The release of ‘Zen Bastard’ however sees both Earthling Society and Drone Rock Records surpass themselves. This early on it may be a bit much to already pronounce this an album of the year, but 2017 will have to surpass the bumper year that was 2016 for this not to make the top 10…if I had a reputation, I’d stake it upon this. Bloody genius!”

Dayz Of Purple And Orange

“I have a feeling that every listen of this superb set of songs will glean a different voyage. I’d go further…this could well be The Earthling Society’s AND Drone Rock Records’ finest release to date…a confluence that is as impressive as it is surprising given what has gone before, from both parties.”

Psych Insight

Lovers of classic space rock will find much to love whilst the new psych fans may just get an earful of what true heads listen to. Another fine release from one of the best psych bands around. It really doesn’t get much better than this.

Echoes & Dust

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released February 16, 2017

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Earthling Society Fleetwood, UK

Earthling Society are the UK's leading Pagan psychedelic / Krautrock band.

Formed in the North West Of England in 2005, E-Society have released 6 acclaimed albums in as many years and have been championed by the likes of Julian Cope & Stuart Maconie as well as playing alongside such great acts as Damo Suzuki, The Groundhogs, Hawkwind, & Leafhound, ... more

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