''Compelling, mercurical songs that flit with a certain wild abandon between the playful and the ferocious...[A] highly enjoyable album that celebrates the interplay of text and music with intellect and flair.'' - BBC Music Magazine ★★★★
''...irresistible spark...with an added edge of unflinching American-ness.''
- Music Web International
''...haunting, evocative...'' - Fanfare ★★★★★
'...reminiscent of Britten's intensity and austerity...'
- The Quarterly Review
'...delicate and wild...It is a testimony to the innately enigmatic and elusive power of music.'
- The Oxford Review of Books
- Eric's debut CD, Tongues of Fire, may be ordered from Somm Recordings here. Featuring four song-cycles and one single-song, the CD includes settings of poetry by Alice Oswald, W.S. Merwin, Gregory Leadbetter, Grevel Lindop, and Robert Graves. These are performed by Eric alongside the distinguished English tenor James Gilchrist.
A feature-interview about Tongues of Fire from Opera Today may be read here, and a recorded interview with Eric on Washington State University's 'Viewscapes' podcast may he listened to here.