#3 of 20. this one was born in an empty performance hall in a castle on the water; the 300-year old Villa Concordia in Bamberg, Germany, where in september 2021, i was given permission to rehearse for an upcoming show on their beautiful Steinway piano, in the very same room in which i played my […]

#2 of 20. from “raised by swans is the name of a man, volume 2: run with the silent wildfires”, out now on apple music, tidal, spotify, youtube music, and more. CD copies available at https://raisedbyswans6.bandcamp.com/. this one craves high volume. with love and hope, eric. all we’ve lostsleeping with our fingers crossedwondering if they’ll […]

# 1 of 20. though it’s been my own choice to be a remote island, in many ways, and though promoting myself will only ever feel like an ugly suit that’s nine sizes too small, marking the release of a 20-song album i’ve been working on for years with the equivalent of a couple of […]

many thanks to The Art of Rock and Metal (link here) for reminding me that yesterday was the 18th birthday of my first album. happy birthday, ‘codes and secret longing’. though it’s long been broken and unusable, i still own the Fostex 4-track recorder that i created the first versions of all 13 of those […]

CDs of both the new album and volume 1 are now for sale through bandcamp (links below). note: in the final days of mixing and mastering “volume 2: run with the silent wildfires”, i was reminded that that CDs can only contain 80 minutes of audio, maximum – had to make the difficult decision of […]

postpartum black clouds have retreated, in part thanks to the arrival of some CDs – several boxes each of both my brand new album (out one week ago today; please see past updates to listen) and also volume 1, which until now has not had a physical form, and has been haunting me like a […]

i promise that i’ll post about CDs next week when i’m (hopefully) less of a wreck. i’m sorry for the confusion, in the meantime. i always forget how difficult a release is. for now, i’m very grateful for your kind words about the new album so far.  i know that it’s a lot to take […]

my new album is out today. i don’t have any words for how this feels.  they’re all inside the album. all of my love, eric. p.s. listen/purchase links below. CDs available tomorrow (31.03.23); they’ve only just arrived. bandcamp: https://raisedbyswans6.bandcamp.com/album/raised-by-swans-is-the-name-of-a-man-volume-2-run-with-the-silent-wildfires spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1XvRnp845ghuGLqhKFhqe8 tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/album/283443578 apple music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/raised-by-swans-is-the-name-of-a-man-volume-2/1677877030 youtube music: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_khULKaMOUhsAT3uxw9Vj7m7JPo9r_9O_0

very moved to finally see this Passe-moi les Jumelles documentary, set in the highlands of Iceland (link below). and to have so many of my songs appear within, intertwined with the story of a faraway friend. Olivier Joly is a photographer and journalist from France who i met in 2018 in the Westfjords of Iceland, […]