ERAAS are Robert Toher and Austen Stawiarz, formerly half of earthy Connecticut post-rock outfit Apse.
In the years following the dissolution of that original band, Toher and Stawiarz have reconvened as ERAAS. The new alias sees the pair swerving into darker territory, jettisoning the more song-based elements of the Apse repertoire in favour of spooky, rhythmic mood pieces. They’ve been keeping good company too, getting a taut, oppressive remix from Silent Servant.
Debut album ERAAS is the first release on Brooklyn label felte. It’s a diverse set, taking in hushed motorik (‘A Presence’), synth-inflected goth (‘At Heart’) and drone (‘Moon’). It’s not as murky as Lust For Youth, nor as spirited as Cold Cave, but there’s a delicacy of touch at play that gives ERAAS some degree of distinction. The album is available to stream below in its entirety.
ERAAS is due October 1.