The vast majority of the rhythms are inadvertently cautious and slow; nevertheless, they are so majestically conceived, they overflow with such an organic consistency, that the exceedingly superb technical competence and attention to detail displayed by the band easily makes the listener fall in love with this album. But the qualities don't stop there. As if that were not enough, the guitar lines and the general pace of the harmonies are so fantastically exceptional and rapturous, that its impossible not to be immediately attracted to the absurdly abrasive melodies that fluctuates above the horizon of the dense and delightful harmonies showcased by the band's creative and lurid style, that openly reveals the desire to conceive something entirely new, from the good old influences they all had absorbed as musicians.
Sincerely, I couldn't find anything negative to be written about this magnificent album. With a powerfully afflictive, but at the same time moderate and restrained style — that never exaggerates nor repeats itself —, Earthshine reveals itself as a carefully conceived and wisely elaborated musical masterpiece, whose sensational degree of originality deserves to be praised by the underground. With a deeply sagacious creativity and a sober degree of audacity, that knows precisely where the genre needs improvement, The Whirlings certainly can be classified as a major act of contemporary stoner rock. Undoubtedly, if they continue to demonstrate this formidable level of boldness, sensibility and competence, they are destined to become undisputed references in the history of the genre.
With a majestic degree of excellence that I personally haven't heard in the genre before, Earthshine, by The Whirlings — in its glorious entirety, from start to finish —, proves to be a spectacular, impeccable and unexpected album. While the band display the general strucuture and the ordinary elements of stoner rock, their rereading and personal rendering of the genre is absolutely extraordinary. With no homogeneity, no repetitive features, no obsolete techniques, no generic or formulaic passages, the majestic grandiosity of this fabulous album deserves to be recognized as a landmark in the history of the genre's development, as Earthshine definitely designs new melodic and stylistic possibilities for the underground music, with a refreshing, vivid and authentic creative nature, that heralds a future of splendor for stoner rock.