EarthEE is also a much sexier iteration of THEESatisfaction, both in lyrical content and delivery, such as on "Nature's Candy," which blends tingling synths with lyrics about wanting to… well, you can guess judging by the title. The deceptively simple "Post Black, Anyway" is an instant highlight, with ominous saxophone, sparse production and alliterative poetry jam delivery. While first single "Recognition" subtly clashes with the rest of the album, it remains one of their most arresting and odd releases to date, its start-stop motion intercut with spoken word refrain and underlying woozy keys.
What THEESatisfaction offer on EarthEE is an unadulterated look into their mind, body — quite literally on the amazing Rajni Perera-designed album cover — and soul. There are few artists who are as artistically uncompromising, and while EarthEE may not garner the duo many new fans, its quality will ensure it outlives the kind of transient hype they might have shot for. (Sub Pop)