Erasers, the Perth, Australia duo of Rebecca Orchard and Rupert Thomas, have been creating wholly
immersive desert-dungeon-synth since they formed in 2009. Now, the duo have released their new record Constant Connection, via Fire Talk Records (AUS/ROW) & Night School Records (UK/EU).
On their third album, Erasers create hypnotic compositions of synth, guitar and voice, evoking the vast expanse of their native landscape and the shrouded emotions behind the senses. Erasers have developed their earthly kosmische music into an open language based on drone, variation in repetition and minimal song stuctures. Based in Perth, regarded one of the most isolated cities in the world, Orchard and Thomas’s music has brewed in the city’s vibrant DIY/Outsider community and evolved into a meditation on landscape, power, the shadow-world of human emotions and stream of consciousness. Constant Connection, with its waves of sound and chant-like vocals evokes a trance that suggests an infinity just beyond the senses.
Constant Connection showcases the duo at their mood-driven and hypnotic best, with a sound that
glides down the line between psychedelic minimalism and defined pop structures. More lyrically focused
than ever before, the duo explore themes of human connection, power and human’s environmental
impacts, throughout this immersive eight track release.
Erasers’ is deeply evocative of landscape but it’s never clear which one. The vast, open terrain that surrounds Perth is dusty, burned by the sun into desert and Constant Connection feels like the product of the heat and relative isolation, the altered states these elements can create. But it’s these altered states of mind that appear to be the real landscape described by Erasers. It’s a landscape that’s hazy, in-and-out of focus, with emotional undertows pushing and pulling you into a weightlessness. Erasers manifest a deeply sensual dreamscape that constantly feels like it’s dissolving at its seams. A desert psychedelia emanating from a real world that might not be that real in the first place.
Written, recorded and mixed at their home studio in Boorloo/Perth through 2020 and mastered by Mikey
Young (Total Control/Eddy Current), with cover artwork by vocalist & keyboardist Rebecca Orchard.
Release: April 22, 2022, Fire Talk Records