"Earthbound" was Lars' first instrumental release in over 14
years when it was originally released in 2005. In october
2014 Lars released a remixed version that also includes the
bonus track "Five Lanes". Earthbound found Mattsson in an eclectic mode with
open arrangements and playing right from the soul that
travels from the melodic to the progressive. On the album
Lars comments, "After finishing my progressive metal rock
opera "War" earlier this year I felt the need to do
something that was quite the opposite, so I took an almost
minimalist approach and as opposed to what you hear on
"War". My new solo album Earthbound is just me and a
drummer, as few instruments as possible, no vocals and very
little keyboards, so it really is a guitar album in every
aspect. It's not overblown when it comes to production and
recording with the aim to keep things simple while still
exploring new territory."
From the Skies.
Song of the Wood.
Five Lanes. (bonus track on 2014 digital reissue)
Lars Eric Mattsson - Guitars, bass, keyboards
Eddie Sledgehammer - Drums