Exclusive: a thrilling extract from the imminent immensity that is The Last Few Seconds Before Sleep - new Erstlaub on Broken20 (LMYE’s New Label of 2010). Deftly controlled & shaped, often deeply affecting, TLFSBS underscores again how Dave Fyans’ Erstlaub stands out as a beacon of a special, cherishable integrity. To these ears few other artists – working in drone or elsewhere – can summon the same intensity or harness the same single-mindedness (yes, heckler, those two probably are facets of a single quality...).
Blurb: “Aware of this clarion call but powerless to act. I know this sound inside out, a minute piece of sonic cartography that contains all the information in the universe, like the whirring of a vast organic hard-drive as the processor performs a memory dump between logic and something much bigger…much weirder. Delay lines feed back to Omega Point; choirs of particles stream towards event horizons. Perceived time holds no sway here; this vast but tiny sound contains all of time and space and possibility.”
Erstlaub - The Last Few Seconds Before Sleep [extract] (from The Last Few Seconds Before Sleep, Broken20)
Other recent Erst generates similar beauty from its restraint. Stream three exemplars (Disconnect, Deadending & At The Border Of Nothing) below, plus a quite different piece (the wildly skittering ReCollection(s), under his own name).
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