Life On Earth is the project of Mattias Gustavsson, better known for other group, Dungen. While Dungen's focus is a mix of psychedelic and Krautrock influences, Life On Earth sees Gustavsson take a more folk route. Its like if you took out the guitar riffage jams of Dungen and just left the simple song beneath it all.
"A Space Water Loop" is the second full-length release from Life On Earth and on this one Gustavsson is joined by The Work's Martin Fogelstrom, Erik Lundin, Alexis Benson, and Johan Holmegard(also of Dungen), and many other gusts. "A Space Water Loop" is full of baroque flute, organ washes, and plenty of 60's pop style psychedelic guitar reminiscent to Pearls Before Swine. The best track on the record, "Watching the Shadows," is probably the one that represents the record the least. The whole of the song is filled with a loose circle of bongos and a heavy bass groove, while piano is plucked and scraped, panning back and forth with uncertain noises dripping in and out. Once the groove gets going Gustavvson comes in with heavy reverbed, slightly distorted vocals. This track sounds a lot more like Can's "Future Days" than anything Pearls Before Swine has ever done. The track immediacy after this one, "The Forest Pond Song" continues on with the vibe of "Watching the Shadows," but brings things down a bit and leaves the groove behind. Of course, the sound is similar to its title with its prevalent birds and nature sounds and a slow, droning organ melody. After "The Forest Pond Song" the vibe is returned familiar psych folk jams that filled the first half of the record, kind of like a loop, or "A Space Water Loop." The record ends with the quick instrumental pass of "In the Valley Of Sacrifices" that features a sweeping, pretty organ melody that ends before you know it. All in all, I'm fine just listening to my Pearls Before Swine records. 3/10 -- Jon Lorenz (22 July, 2009)