JAB says the record was gestated for nearly a decade while he worked out how to fully express his own sound and ideas. He notes that My personality is all over this music, elaborating that the goal is to create nice, strange, and thoughtful music that reflects a genuine inner vision of self. Ive been recording solo music for a long time without releasing any of it because Im not able to let anything out that doesnt satisfy this criteria. Finally, Erg Herbe began to emerge during 2017 and 2018, recorded alone during spare moments between collaborative projects. JAB uses a mixture of synthetic and organic instruments throughout the album, including modified Aphex Twin DX7 presets played using a just intonation tuning system, eurorack oscillators tuned according to intuitive structures using intervals of 30 hz, and a number of flutes including a Chinese dizi flute borrowed from his father, noted avant-garde poet and mail-artist John M. Bennett (a contemporary of New York underground poets Richard Kostelanetz and Steve Dalachinsky). Through this unique mixture JAB creates a record which moves outside the conventional. Part New York minimalism, part ambient, part classic electronic yet uniquely JAB.