The Skinny: Agalloch have made their new EP, Faustian Echoes, available for streaming online – see below. This EP will be available as a digital download at the Bandcamp site starting on July 11th when the band begins their Summer tour in Portland, Oregon. The LP and CD versions will be released through Agalloch’s own imprint, Dammerung Arts. Both the LP and CD versions will be initially only available during the band’s trek (July 11th – August 11th) and will then be made available to the world following the tour.
Faustian Echoes is a single, two-part song based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s epic masterpiece “Faust.” Reaching over twenty minutes, “Faustian Echoes” is the longest song Agalloch have ever written. Recorded mostly live at Portland’s Jackpot Studio by Billy Anderson (Melvins, Sleep, Neurosis), mixed by Anderson and later mastered by Justin Weis (Ludicra, Hammers Of Misfortune, Worm Ouroboros) at Trakworx, “Faustian Echoes” continues and expands on Agalloch’s dark, brooding, and colossal sound.