Vinyl LP pressing. Eraas is a tribal atmospheric quartet based in Brooklyn led by its two founding members Robert Toher and Austin Stawiarz which arose from the ashes of New England-based project Apse in 2011, forming with the desire to create more ritualistic and darker themes. Live, the band, generally as a four-piece, elicit foreboding, cautionary themes, mixing driving percussion, krautrock basslines tangled with hypnotic guitars and ethereal vocals. Eraas decided to retreat to an area steeped in history and its own distinct atmosphere - all deserted hill towns and melancholy beauty - to make this record. The decision paid rich creative dividends - this is an album that's heavy with both an ominous mood & a certain orchestral grandeur.