In retrospect, it is not hard to find hints of a coming change in the final album Cat Stevens made before a near-death experience and a religious conversion.
Back To Earth features an exquisite tracklist of tunes that reveal the true extent of Eat Static's musical ingenuity. The album is infused with dashes of Arabian and jazzy influences alongside solid rhythmic elements and layers of spaced out, otherworldly effects that bear their precision-crafted signature. Coursing through breaks, dub and lounge territory, Back To Earth includes collaborations with Ed Wynne of the Ozric Tentacles and Steve Hillage of System 7 and Mirror System notoriety. Complete with an unparalleled degree of stylistic variety and detail, this album lands just in time for the summer season, encapsulating all that people have come to expect from Eat Static over the years.
At first, Lisa Ekdahl's squeaky, girlish voice may seem inappropriate for the pop standards she has chosen to make her trade, but given some time, her voice and laid-back style become endearing. True, she occasionally seems mannered and borrows heavily from her inspirations (most notably Billie Holiday), but she shows signs of developing her own style throughout her second American album, Back to Earth. Like its predecessor, When Did You Leave Heaven, Back to Earth was recorded with the Peter Nordahl Trio and has a charming mellow vibe. ~ AllMusic
Back To Earth was formed in 1985 and consists of two brothers: Thomas and Bruno Hasler. They were born in the Principality of Liechtenstein and live now close to Zurich in Switzerland. The two brothers have played music since their childhood. They recorded about 80 instrumental songs in their own studio before releasing their first CD in 1990. Back To Earth released many CD’s between 1990 and 2012 and received four gold and two platinum awards for their music.