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abrasions is a San Francisco east bay experimental project written and arranged solely by Jay Ericson.

Jay began writing music alone in 2006. After several independent ambient releases--including 2006's Shades of Summer, and 2008's Nearly Lovers single--Jay recorded his first songdriven full-length album, the kaleidoscopic Memorial.

From the acoustic noise-pop of "Angel" and the shoegaze insights of "Dreamer" to the funeral, longing atmospheres of "All Ashes" and "Some Days", Memorial is a dark, emotional journey exploring themes of fear, loss, and acceptance over nine diverse tracks.

The music video for "The Waiting Wall",a dark-ambient miasma at the album's heart, came a few months later, recorded and edited just as independently as the record it accompanied.

Jay is currently playing live keyboards in the gothic rock band, Limnus, and writing the next abrasions album.

abrasions Jay Ericson, Castro Valley, United States

  • A Comment on WTIIRecords's
    Slave Unit - Through with You Sampler at 1.44
    on February 27, 2014 10:34

    This is mega sick!! Great progression from the previous stuff. Can't wait to hear the whole album!

  • A Comment on AC 360's
    AC360 Daily Podcast 12/16/2013 at 40.23
    on December 17, 2013 23:28

    "Those are some fine looking jugs." Hahaha, I'll quote you on that Anderson. :)

  • A Comment on androidlust's
    Cemetery Girls at 0.28
    on March 09, 2013 02:37

    Holy fucking awesome I love this! Gotta check out the original now. This is spookily delicious!

  • A Comment on EL4D's
    My Thoughts (Exactly)
    on November 29, 2012 22:44

    Hahaha, sounds like an insane party montage in fast forward. :P

  • A Comment on thealienelement's
    on October 16, 2011 03:01

    This is adorable...what the hell is this? Great, weirdly harsh, crisp sound. Sounds like a menu screen song to a deceitfully dark video game.

  • A Comment on thealienelement's
    Chain (Demo ver.) at 3.48
    on April 16, 2011 01:49

    Soooo freakin' spooky, I love this track! The dissonant synths and sounds remind me vaguely of the early Silent Hill soundtracks, but then there's that vaguely dancey beat deep below the surface in the end...well done dude!

  • A Comment on thealienelement's
    Chain (Demo ver.) at 1.46
    on April 16, 2011 01:45

    Awesome, unnerving glitchy effects here! Sounds like a bad memory arising to the surface.

  • A Comment on I, Parasite's
    Stolen Home
    on November 22, 2010 00:21

    So hypnotic...so absorbingly melancholy...I love this song.

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