Epic, crushing, and heavy beyond words, YOB has achieved legendary status over the last two decades with their unmatched aesthetic and incredible body of work. Now Elaborations of Carbon, the debut full length that set the stage for the bands singular, organic universe of transcendent doom, is being presented for the first time on vinyl as well as being made widely available for the first time across streaming services.
The enormous volume and pensive, ethereal beauty that YOB would become synonymous with make themselves known across the 6 riveting tracks on Elaborations of Carbon. The album's lineup features YOB founder and heart Mike Scheidt (vocals and guitars), Lowell Iles (bass), and Gabe Morley (drums) and was recorded and mixed by Jeff Olsen (who would go on to become a long time collaborator of YOB’s) at Dogwood Recordings in Elmira, OR.
After its initial release in May 2002 on 12th Records, the CD would see a small repress in 2013 and the album has been unavailable since. Billy Barnett was called upon to make the archival transfer for the 2023 reissue which was mastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis Music and features completely re-envisioned artwork by Orion Landau.
Mike Scheidt Comments:
“At long last, Elaborations Of Carbon is available to anyone who wants it, and on vinyl no less! It’s wild that EOC was first released over 20 years ago, counting the 4-song burned CD-R version we handed out to friends before releasing the 6-song album. We were swinging for the rafters, and gave it everything we had. It’s been a blast to revisit this album and remember all of the good times we had.”
01. Universe Throb (2023 Remaster)
02. All The Children Forgotten (2023 Remaster)
03. Clear Seeing (2023 Remaster)
04. Revolution (2023 Remaster)
05. Pain Of I (2023 Remaster)
06. Asleep In Samsara (2023 Remaster)