Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Emeralds is John Elliott, Steve Hauschildt and Mark McGuire. They are currently based in Cleveland, Ohio. Their music is of an improvisational nature and is synthesizer and guitar-centric, however vocals, electronics and field recordings are often utilized to create dynamic textures amidst melodious backdrops and minimal structures.
Solar Bridge released by Hanson Records (Aaron Dilloway’s experimental/noise label in Oberlin, OH/Ann Arbor, MI).
Emeralds member Steve Hauschildt's solo album off his label Gneiss Things (Cleveland, OH). Straightforwardly beautiful keyboard set, haunting, melancholy melodies with rolling fuzz and choirs of heavenly synth. Full-colour sleeve art by Steve.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The new untitled album by Giuseppe Ielasi lives in a land of lights and shades. The mist lies thick but close to the ground it’s glowing and sparking. Reflections shoot wildly in ambiguous patterns. The log-cutters are working with their loved and hated timber. This is GIs most complex work to date, both in regard to instrumentation and compositional form. A well-prepared decoction of dark cinema, wanderlust and experimental sound manipulating techniques.