Song of the Week: “Earth Time” by Defisis

by Douglas Cowie on 20 April 2018

Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

This is “Earth Time” by Defisis:

I’d never heard of Defisis until I stumbled upon this Twitter thread by Will Ashon earlier this week, which convinced me that I should check him out. In that thread, which serves both as an introduction to Defisis and an obituary to Shaun Nicholson, you’ll see that Will Ashon highlights this track as his personal favorite. I figured if someone’s passion for an artist convinces me to listen, then I might as well start with that person’s favorite.  There’s a lot going on here, and I’ve only listened to it a few times, so I’m not going to try to break it all down here, but I just want to note that I’m a total sucker for music that leaves lots of space while also bringing lots of sound, and this song pulls off that technique masterfully. It’s a fantastic lyrical and vocal and musical performance.

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