Earth On Heaven

by HOTT MT

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    "[...] But closer inspection reveals meticulous attention to craft: Ashi’s measured, breathy melody on the hallucinogenic “California Sunset” tugs the song forward at a perfect pace; she stretches every syllable out until they start disappearing into the pink-and-purple bands of synth that surround her. On “Climbing and Reaching,” they knit together a rope latter of acoustic guitar and drape it in tinsely electronics, allowing Ashi’s voice to float ghostlike Madchester speed slowed way, way down to ¼ its original speed; the bassline roves and meanders, a snatch of acoustic guitar appears behind the veil of synths, and Ashi glides above it all serenely. But the best way to take Earth on Heaven is start-to-finish, putting it on, settling in, and letting it wash over you until you vanish into the strange new world HOTT MT have created. Earth on Heaven is a sci-fi fairy tale, a gateway to a celestial kingdom too magical to resist."

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By J. Edward Keyes for Bandcamp Daily:

"[...] But closer inspection reveals meticulous attention to craft: Ashi’s measured, breathy melody on the hallucinogenic “California Sunset” tugs the song forward at a perfect pace; she stretches every syllable out until they start disappearing into the pink-and-purple bands of synth that surround her. On “Climbing and Reaching,” they knit together a rope latter of acoustic guitar and drape it in tinsely electronics, allowing Ashi’s voice to float ghostlike Madchester speed slowed way, way down to ¼ its original speed; the bassline roves and meanders, a snatch of acoustic guitar appears behind the veil of synths, and Ashi glides above it all serenely. But the best way to take Earth on Heaven is start-to-finish, putting it on, settling in, and letting it wash over you until you vanish into the strange new world HOTT MT have created. Earth on Heaven is a sci-fi fairy tale, a gateway to a celestial kingdom too magical to resist."

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HOTT MT (Hour of the Time Majesty 12) was founded in 2012 by Spooky (Nick Logie) and Ashi (Ashleigh Allard) on a mutual love of fantasy, conspiracy, and each other. Applying the ethos of "do what you wish," they co-founded collective art space and venue Non Plus Ultra, a staple of underground culture in Los Angeles. Like the band, Non Plus Ultra has undergone many incarnations, but continues to operate to the benefit of the city.

In 2017 the group released their second full length album, “AU,” which includes a large cast of musicians and a recording process that spanned several living situations, including a period of homelessness.

After the difficulties of producing “AU,” Ashi and Spooky decided to scale back their third album, “Earth on Heaven." Where “AU” is broad and complex, “Earth on Heaven” is intimate and succinct. Recorded within a strict time frame and a roster of just two, “Earth on Heaven” is a product of the stream of consciousness between two people who have built a deep bond with each other.

Earth on Heaven was arranged written and recorded in one week at Spooky’s Grandparent’s house on the Sunshine Coast of BC. The house was vacant and about to be sold, but was still filled with family photos and artifacts from Spooky’s childhood. Spooky and Ashi isolated themselves amidst the nostalgia, and rarely left the property for the length of the recording.

The ambience of the location can be heard throughout the album, as many of the vocal and percussive takes were tracked outside on the beach that bordered the house. The crashing of waves and bird calls can be heard on several songs. The result is a capsule of a place and time that are no longer accessible. But this space and time may have been a fantasy to begin with.

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released February 26, 2019

All Songs Written and Performed by HOTT MT (Spooky Tavi / Ashi Dala)

Harp on "Angel" by Risa Rubin

Art by Ashi Dala

Special Thanks to Chris Sorem, Eddie Ponce, and Lionel Williams

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