Sometimes it’s interesting when things claw their way out of the graves they lie in…
One of the first albums that was formed as Erstlaub that falls under my current continuum was The Long Road which has just been made available for free as part of the BrokenZero series. Special thanks to Sietse for the archive rip seeing as the physical copies in existence seem to be turning to dross in the sunlight and refusing to become digital.
‚ÄúSometime in 2006, Erstlaub finally crawled out from the internal wreckage, fully formed and bristling with very specific intentions. The Long Road marked the end of one journey and the beginning of another. The systems had been honed, the process refined, the trials undertaken, it was time to transmute pure thought and will into sound.
The movements and passages contained within it are generally of a subtle, calmer nature with a focus on texture and interplay between modulations but at times configure themselves into a quite daunting amount of quiet noise. The Long Road was performed once in October 2006 in Augsburg, Germany, the first public appearance of Erstlaub.
The Long Road was created on a Nord Modular G2 using a Evolution UC33 midi controller and a Boss DD20 delay unit, it was recorded in one live take with no additional processing or overdubs.‚Äù
Get it here.