Long Distance Calling:Instrumental Proggressive Metal from Germany.
Nothing can turn back the tides of time or stop their inexorable forward grind, but music can always be relied upon to make the journey more enjoyable. LONG DISTANCE CALLING have been expressing the inexpressible for the last 16 years, ploughing their primarily instrumental furrow with the skill and dexterity of true sonic artisans.
With a reputation as a formidable and dynamic live band, not least due to multiple European tours and high-profile festival appearances, LONG DISTANCE CALLING have been building towards some kind of crescendo of artistry and opportunity for some time now. In 2020, despite being unable to hit the road, the band released their seventh and most absorbing full-length to date, How Do We Want To Live? Unable to take their new music directly to the people this time around, they instead decided to throw themselves enthusiastically into the creative process all over again.
The end result of all that creativity is surely destined to be one of the great progressive records of the year. LONG DISTANCE CALLING’s eighth album is titled Eraser: a direct and heartfelt tribute to the gradual erosion of nature at the hands of mankind. Eraser was released August 26th andis dedicated to the world’s endangered species, with each song representing one particular creature facing extinction.
First single Kamilah on April 22nd honours the gorilla with a wildly dynamic journey through blissful, shimmering post-rock vistas, urgent and muscular metallic crescendos, and a profoundly melodic and melancholy denouement.
Immersive, progressive and endlessly inventive, Eraser is another self-evident career peak from these dedicated musical mavericks. When a global pandemic threatened to knock LONG DISTANCE CALLING off course, they simply devoted their energies to making more new music, and wound up writing their finest ever record in the process.