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Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Queen of Burbank Vol. 2
Format: CDR
Label: Brokenresearch
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Clevelands answer to Lamonte Young without all the ego and bad old man "I created everything" vibes. The best drone "band" working in the states right now �?? Skaters are still in Europe right? Dreamy and raw at the same time. Very mellow. Very spacious. Very good. Midwest again." - Brokenresearch.
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Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Does It Look Like Im Here
Format: Double LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $26.00
"Gatefold double vinyl version. This is the third official album by Emeralds (after Solar Bridge on Hanson, and the self-titled LP on their own Wagon and Gneiss Things imprints, as well as countless small edition tapes and CD-Rs on a host of labels) and once again, it presents another radical new direction for this Cleveland trio. It sees the group moving from playing single oscillator analog synthesizers to really complex analog and analog/digital hybrids as well as a great deal of guitar synthesizers, not to mention fine-tuning their skills as brilliant tunesmiths. Simply put, the results are outstanding. Comprising of a number of tracks from their ultra-limited 7" vinyl series on Wagon, as well as new compositions exclusive to this release, this fine selection of tunes surpasses anything they have achieved in their 5-year career. Perfect melodies intertwined with ripping sequences and a guitar sound that floats perfectly throughout. Although most tracks cover new ground in that they follow a shortened "pop format," more long-form cuts such as the towering "Genetic" and the title track will give fans of their earlier work something to grab onto, or totally let themselves go, depending on their state of mind. Having spent all their lives in the relative isolation of Cleveland means their music has developed into a vital, stunning unique hybrid that may not have been able to blossom in more active urban centers. Does It Look Like Im Here? heralds a turning point for all those involved and is a perfect, vivid soundtrack to emerge out of a harsh, grey winter. Fresh, shiny and totally essential." -Editions Mego.

Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Does It Look Like Im Here?
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"This is the third official album by Emeralds (after Solar Bridge on Hanson, and the self-titled LP on their own Wagon and Gneiss Things imprints, as well as countless small edition tapes and CD-Rs on a host of labels) and once again, it presents another radical new direction for this Cleveland trio. It sees the group moving from playing single oscillator analog synthesizers to really complex analog and analog/digital hybrids as well as a great deal of guitar synthesizers, not to mention fine-tuning their skills as brilliant tunesmiths. Simply put, the results are outstanding. Comprising of a number of tracks from their ultra-limited 7" vinyl series on Wagon, as well as new compositions exclusive to this release, this fine selection of tunes surpasses anything they have achieved in their 5-year career. Perfect melodies intertwined with ripping sequences and a guitar sound that floats perfectly throughout. Although most tracks cover new ground in that they follow a shortened "pop format," more long-form cuts such as the towering "Genetic" and the title track will give fans of their earlier work something to grab onto, or totally let themselves go, depending on their state of mind. Having spent all their lives in the relative isolation of Cleveland means their music has developed into a vital, stunning unique hybrid that may not have been able to blossom in more active urban centers. Does It Look Like Im Here? heralds a turning point for all those involved and is a perfect, vivid soundtrack to emerge out of a harsh, grey winter. Fresh, shiny and totally essential." - Editions Mego.

Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Just To Feel Anything
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Initial copies with gatefold sleeve, but not for long. Just to Feel Anything, the new album by Emeralds, surpasses all expectations, just as its predecessor, Does It Look Like Im Here, did in 2010. This expertly recorded new album sees the band deliver plenty of their distinctive aesthetic for old fans to enjoy while offering a new range of fresh, exciting ideas for newcomers. "Before Your Eyes" begins the record with a steady build-up, which bleeds into humid layers of synthesizer pads and warm guitar. The track sets the tone perfectly for "Adrenochrome," a fast-paced excursion into new territory for the band. The calm after the storm appears in the form of "Through & Through," with its contemplative strokes and heart-wrenching atmospherics. "Everything Is Inverted" is an energetic rush of monolithic guitar leads, pulsing drum machine, and driving sequences. Still, its on the second half of Just to Feel Anything, a triptych of tracks, where Emeralds adroitly demonstrate why they are a cut above their contemporaries. "The Loser Keeps America Clean" kicks off the B-side by diving into the deepest fathoms of their experimental oeuvre. As the final bursts of static dissipate, we are led into the opening chords of the eponymous "Just to Feel Anything," a new zenith in Emeralds repertoire. The album closer, "Search for Me in the Wasteland" sees mounting layers of brightly strummed guitar chords blossom into a storm of color and expertly crafted textures -- a truly majestic end to an immense album. With Just to Feel Anything, Emeralds shine a laser-sharp light into the future, while preserving their uniquely intelligent historical perspective. The long-awaited next chapter in the Emeralds discography is finally here, emerging as a sophisticated progression in both sound and structure. Emeralds are John Elliott, Steve Hauschildt, and Mark McGuire. Mastered by James Plotkin, cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin." -Editions Mego.

Artist: EMERALDS
Title: What Happened
Format: Double LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $26.00
"After the runaway success of their Does It Look Like Im Here? (EMEGO 101CD/LP) album, Editions Mego is chuffed to release these vintage synth-guitar improvisation jams recorded straight to tape, 2007-2008. Previously released as a CD by No Fun, this is now the definitive vinyl edition of this material, and serves as archival insight into the development of Emeralds sound over the last years. Mastered by James Plotkin. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin." -Editions Mego

Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Laying Under Leaves
Format: Cass
Label: Emeralds
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"first track is a low, misery drone. voices come, voices go. weird disturbed synths going up and down, sort of a turbine blade type vibe. fluttered backwards and upside down guitars layered over heavy layers of vocal mystique. b side is a dual synth and heavy guitar drone clocking in at like 15 minutes. starts of controlled, half way through all control is lost in synth/guitar bliss - red hot, toaster oven drones. ltd to 99, first emeralds cassette. color art, emerald colored tape."
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Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Servant
Format: Cass
Label: Emeralds
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
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Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Smoke Signals
Format: Cass
Label: Emeralds
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
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Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Grass Ceiling
Format: Cass
Label: Fag Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $8.50
"stoned strum droner vocal spells from ohio. on that tv game show "Press Your Luck" some contestant tape recorded some episodes on his vcr at home, watched them in slow motion and figured out the patern of the board so as to not hit a WHAMMY. he raked in tons of dough. smart guy. edition 77." - Fag Tapes.
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Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Grass Ceiling
Format: Cass
Label: Fag Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"Stoned strum droner vocal spells from Cleveland, Ohio. On that tv game show "Press Your Luck" some contestant tape recorded some episodes on his VCR at home, watched them in slow motion and figured out the patern of the board so as synthesizer to not hit a WHAMMY. He raked in tons of dough. Smart guy. John Elliott, Mark McGuire and Steve Hauschildt began playing music together." - Fag Tapes.
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Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Emeralds
Format: CD
Label: Hanson
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"CD version of the sold out self-released/self-titled LP by Clevelands Emeralds recorded Aug-Sept 2008. Proper follow up to their debut LP Solar Bridge, Emeralds takes the thick drone sound of that LP into an even more abstract and strange place. Visual music that lifts the listener up and transports them through tubes of sound occasionally to be swept into the opposite direction by an unexpected entrance into another world entirely. An intense journey that drops you off in a place just beyond death. Field recording contributions from Aaron Dilloway. Mastered for CD by James Plotkin. Contains a 16 page full color booklet featuring photo artwork by the band themselves." - Hanson.
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Artist: EMERALDS
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: Hanson
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"These midwest druggies really know what they are doing... Guitar synths, and tapes hallucinations that sound like they could maybe be an unedited ULTRA recording. Fans of the surreal sound of NWW and company should check these boys out..." -Hanson.
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Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Solar Bridge
Format: LP
Label: Hanson
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Starting out in 2005, performing live sets using only television sets as sound sources, Emeralds has grown in recent years into a monster of HEAVY improvised drone using analog synths and masterfully-effected guitar. Born out of the Midwest scum-noise scene, these guys have taken the intense heaviness of their Midwest brethren to a place that is entirely their own. They have replaced the creepy atmosphere and abrasive harsh noise of their peers with a very different, though equally intense blast of cosmic drone power! Hanson Records is proud to announce Emeralds Solar Bridge, the trios first full-length album after numerous cassette and CD-R releases on such labels as American Tapes, Chondritic Sound, and the bands own imprints Wagon and Gneiss Things. "The album opens with the side-long Magic where the band builds a quiet drone into an extreme thick saw blade of swirling noise as beautiful as it is menacing. The flip is yet another side-long journey titled The Quaking Mess, a track that stabs your brain with fluttering sparks of synthesized needles before relaxing you into a Göttschingesque dream state while slowly bringing you back to earth with an electronic wave of molten rumble. Fans of the smooth tones of New Age Of Earth-era Ash Ra Tempel and the buzzing thick drones of Throbbing Gristles Heathen Earth should take note, as Emeralds may be their new source for electronic drugs."-Hanson. Limited to 668 copies on blue vinyl, housed in a 2 color silkscreened sleeve w/ the usual HANSON DROLL flaps.
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Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Does It Look Like Im Here (Daphni Mixes)
Format: 12"
Label: Jiaolong
Country: UK
Price: $13.00
"Feted kosmische synthesizer wizards from Cleveland OH, Emeralds, have never had any of their music remixed before. Let alone having the title track from their acclaimed 2010 album reworked (twice) into a floor-filling behemoth by Daphni (aka Dan Snaith aka Caribou). We toured together in 2010 and since then Ive always wanted to play their music in my DJ sets. So I did my own version of this track, says Snaith. Its one of those tracks that whenever I play it I can feel the energy in the room lift. Luckily, Emeralds were equally enthusiastic, and so this unlikely hybrid sees the light of day... or rather, the dark inside of a club." -Jiaolong

Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Dirt Weed Diaries Vol 2
Format: CDR
Label: Maim & Disfigure
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"clevos #1 misogynists (well at least one of em is) cook up another demented batch of stewed audio haze.... this time much darker..... if you could be served a bowl of this it would be dark grey but would sparkle when you turned your head in different directions to look, and each glisten would feel too bright and piercing, sometimes to the point of feeling like you eye is gouged, only to realize youre staring at nothing but thick grey surface which might not even have anything underneath.... ltd to 75" - Maim & Disfigure.
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Artist: EMERALDS
Title: What Happened
Format: CD
Label: No Fun
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Emeralds is at the forefront of a new American movement that continues the experimentation in analog electronics of the 60s and 70s while ignoring the formulaic and boring turn electronic music took in the later part of the 20th century. Add a renewed energy gained from their connections to the noise movement, and you have some of the most original and true music of the new century. What Happened continues their exploration in tonal beauty of their recent work that brought to mind pioneers like Tangerine Dream and Cluster, while presenting a new approach to structure that brings to mind masters like Luc Ferrari and opens our ears to a new universe full of astonishing possibilities. This is the true new American infinite electronic music of our present. Recorded by Emeralds and mastered by James Plotkin." -No Fun

Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Fresh Air
Format: 7"
Label: Polarenvy
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"At long last, A Soundesign is pleased to present the first 7" record by Clevelands Emeralds. "Fresh Air" is a glimmering example of why Emeralds are one of the most loved progressive soundscape bands in the world. Side A is a cycling of sounds unlike anything youve heard from them before, truely beautiful and uplifting. Side B is a bit more subdued and hypnotic, a real space oddesy. >> Clear vinyl 7" record with full color glued slip package. The cover image is a scan of a hand manipulated slide by David Russell." -Polarenvy
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Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Emeralds
Format: LP
Label: Wagon/Gneiss Things
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Self-released LP on dark marble swirl-colored vinyl of richly textured dream static and bonfire brain music from Cleveland Ohios hypnagod-like drone-trio Emeralds. Recorded in August and September of 2008. River and Buddhist cremation recorded by Aaron Dilloway, 2005. Mastered by James Plotkin. Includes glossy insert." - Wagon/Gneiss Things. "Cleveland trio Emeralds may share many common aesthetics with their Midwestern noise brethren, but their sound has emerged as a distinct entity in a scene already stacked with analog electronics, psychedelic improv and industrial drone." -Dusted Reviews
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Artist: EMERALDS
Title: Allegory of Allergies
Format: Double LP
Label: Weird Forest
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"About a month ago, as I watched Emeralds levitate a packed house at Brooklyns Glasslands, I couldnt help but wax a bit misty-eyed, recalling the years we all spent orbiting the basements of the upper Midwest with a cabal of like-minded fuckups. This opportunity to revisit Allegory of Allergies isnt exactly helping me regain my composure, and for that, Im profoundly grateful, insofar as time, distance and a seriously killer record can put a pretty impressive sentimental gloss on virtually anything, from spacing out and driving two hours past the gig in a thunderstorm to blasting the Gods of Tundra c120 on a half-dead portable deck while scrambling to dodge a sketchy eviction threat. Those, apparently, were the days. In its formal aspect, Allegory shares much with the recent and justly lauded What Happened, though in nearly every other sense, theyre night and day. Where the extended vignettes of What Happened share a certain crystalline expansiveness and astral sheen, Allegory offers a crumbling labyrinth thats at once humid and frigid, crammed to the gills with moss, lichen, cobwebs, brick dust, rotting boards, peeling paint, and narrow shafts of light. Its a blurry and bleary vision, in which John Elliott, Steve Hauschildt and Mark McGuire improvise on synths, guitar, voice, and tapes like three cats batting at an enormous calder mobile, a sound thoroughly native to the moldering interiors and indigenous dystopian/psychedelic culture of the American Rust Belt. Those approaching this work for the first time will have much around which to warp/wrap their heads. Emeralds are possessed of a slow-burning, Cluster-like sense of patience, an accompanying willingness to assume the appearance of burbling sideways in low gear while stealthily turning the universe on its edge, a rare mastery of perspective and scale and an ability to make audible the slipperiness of the slope between harmony and timbre. Just as crucially, they manage to be ambitious and sprawling without compromising their aura of raw immediacy and handmadeness. It is precisely this sort of fried grace that secures Emeralds place in the history of vernacular experimental music and situates Allegory of Allergies squarely in its hallowed canon of epic double LPs." -Chris Madak. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
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