Just to Feel Anything
Released: Nov 2012
Label: Editions Mego
On their first album since 2010's Does It Look Like I'm Here?, Cleveland's Emeralds take a step back from their trademark billowing drones and turn their ears to sounds you don't often hear in experimental-music circles -- the wailing guitar solos of '80s soundtracks, or the proggy fusion of Jan Hammer. They're using drum machines for the first time, lending a synth-pop feel, and Mark McGuire's guitar solos are more emotive than ever, dipping into FM radio territory. But the title speaks for itself; the album is all about enjoying nostalgia's pinch, and then moving beyond.
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