In February of 2009 Escherbach released their first full length album Cycles, originally recorded in spring 2007 but later printed and released to allow requesting fans an interesting piece of the bands history. With the help of local producer Nicholas Schmidt, Cycles captured Escherbach at the beginning of their career but was soon eclipsed by the bands live show and quickly expanding musical palette. Nevertheless, throughout 2009 Cycles received positive reviews and charted at 35 at Progfreak.com. Press for Escherbach "The trio is interested in portraying in it's music notions that are far removed from the usual lyrical concerns, such as love or politics. Escherbach is going for more cosmic themes.' - Jack Walton, South Bend Tribune Correspondent "On "Cycles," the music adroitly shifts from hard rock to lyrical blues-inflected solos, from melodic mid-tempo sections to brief repetitive, droning passages, with turbulent transitions often bridging parts of songs. Comparisons to Pink Floyd, Rush and Umphrey's McGee all come to mind at different times while listening to "Cycles."" - Andrew S. Hughes, South Bend Tribune Staff Writer 'Escherbach have produced quite an intriguing disc with Cycles. The South Bend, Indiana outfit takes fusion, Rush-like elements and other sounds and merges them into a motif that's a bit odd at times and yet, quite catchy. In so many ways you've never heard anyone quite like this - and yet it seems familiar, too.' - Gary Hill, Music Street Journal.
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