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Artist: EMACIATOR
Title: Reflection
Format: Double LP
Label: Accidie
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"The long overdue, and miserably delayed, debut full-length by Emaciator (Jon Borges of Pedestrian Deposit, Monorail Trespassing) is finally available. Reflection was recorded in the spring of 2007 and represents the yet undocumented second phase of Emaciators music. Situated both historically and aesthetically between the dirty, depressive gutter pulse of the early cassette releases and the cleaner, blissful guitar shimmer of his newer material, these two pieces of vinyl bridge the gap with ghostly synth-based melodies that drift over a churning urban landscape of gritty static. Conceived of and composed as a complete artistic statement, the sides follow a narrative of deceit and betrayal, bookended by two halves of one musical idea; sides A and D are mirror images of each other, giving the title of the album its double meaning. Emotional and intensely personal, Reflection finds the Emaciator project at its most despairing, positioning aching melodic beauty in a context of bleak drone decay to suggest a kind of rock-bottom hopelessness. This is music for wallowing. Edition of 300."-Accidie

Artist: EMACIATOR
Title: Coveting
Format: LP
Label: Not Not Fun
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Misery wears many masks, but Tulare, California fatalist Jon Borges has etched his mark on most of them. For at least half a decade, hes pursued increasingly suicidal tendencies under his Pedestrian Deposit guise (which is currently on hiatus), splicing subdued loops of morbid beauty against savage canyons of harsh noise histrionics. Lately, though, hes been straying more and more from this aggressive exercise in contrasts in favor of his Emaciator alias, which draws from the same dark wellspring of bitter memories and bipolar rage but, instead of unleashing it in grand frenzies, bottles everything up inside until it seeps out of the pores. Early efforts/cassettes retained a strain of buzzing nausea reminiscent of his PD days, but the last 12 months have witnessed a complete abandonment of any ties to the past. Times are still bleak, sure, but the grey prisms of brooding ambience Borges now conjures and slowly collapses convey a depth of mood and subtlety far surpassing simple signifiers like indifference, resentment, or remorse. Coveting collects together five exquisite Emaciator compositions (including two particularly riveting songs that were debuted live at Echo Curio) for a harrowing 40 minutes of troubled solace, crisscrossing suicide guitar lines, and entranced self-reflection. Meditation is a myth; desire does not sleep. Black vinyl LPs in shrinkwrapped jackets with photography and layout by Borges. Mastered by Pete Swanson, edition of 430."-Not Not Fun

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