Eclipse plumage describes the plumage of drake wild fowl in the autumn when they have shed their wing feathers. The usual spectacularly bright plumage would put them at risk from predators, so they moult to a drabber plumage (similar to the female) which offers better camouflage and more protection.
After four long years of silence, Autumn Tears return with their most epic, conceptual, and fullest neoclassical piece of music they have ever offered. Lush strings, acoustic guitars, and woodwinds accompany soaring orchestral soundscapes, painting the backdrop for a staggering array of vocal performances that range from operatic and classical solos to Baltic choral passages and duets. Eclipse features Erika's angelic voice in her final performance with the band, as well as the talents of Terran Olson (ex-maudlin of the Well, Kayo Dot) performing live clarinet and flutes, Greg Ball (ex-Long Winters Stare, Sound of Enoch) performing upright contrabass and classical guitar, and Laurie Ann Haus (Todesbonden) performing lead and backing vocals.