JAB fuses ambient minimalism and traditional Chinese flutes on debut solo LP, Erg Herbe



With influences including Laurie Spiegel, Pauline Anne Strom and Takehisa Kosugi.

Multi-instrumentalist JAB aka John Also Bennet is releasing his solo debut album, Erg Herbe, this March via Shelter Press.

The album features JAB using both analogue and digital instruments with various flutes, including his father’s Chinese czi, modified Aphex Twin DX7 presets played using an intonation tuning system, Eurorack oscillators, and a Farfisa organ.

Its title, Erg Herbe translates as “a sea of desert sand dunes (erg) and grass (in French), combined to “summoning the dreamlike image of a green, rolling dunescape,” shares the label.

Hear its hypnotic first single, ‘A Little Breeze’:

Erg Herbe follows the release of Eli Keszler’s Stadium LP on Shelter Press in 2018.

Pre-order a copy of the album here ahead of its 7th March release, and check out the track list below.


1. Planner’s Beauty
2. A Little Breeze
3. Jacob’s House
4. Menu Music For Video Game
5. Distant Patterns
6. Chanterai por mon coraige
7. Erg Herbe