Dust / Erṣetu

Erṣetu is the Akkadian name for the ancient mesopotamian underworld where there was no final judgement and souls were neither punished nor rewarded for their deeds in life. Those in Erṣetu depend on the living for sustenence: food, drink, and other offerings to alleviate the otherwise bleak conditions. This song is intended to be an offering to our soul as aural sustenance while it waits out eternity.