EMERALDS

Emeralds

(Hanson - HN200) CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

CD edition of the sold-out Wagon Records LP pulls the thick drone sound of Solar Bridge into an even more abstract and strange place. Emeralds' visual music transports listeners through tubes of sound and occasionally sweeps them in the opposite direction with unexpected entrances into another world entirely. An intense journey that drops you off in a place just beyond death. With field recording contributions from Aaron Dilloway and a 16-page color booklet of photo artwork by the band.

EMERALDS / PAIN JERK

European Tour 2009

(No-Fi - NEU015) CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

To celebrate their European tour together in January 2009, the prodigious trio from Ohio takes on the punishing Japanese noise legend with "Landlocked," a journey through the planet they share with Popol Vuh and Terry Riley. Pain Jerk responds with the aptly titled "Berserker," featuring Rudolf Eb.er (Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock) and Mai Sau in a noise / voice / aktion showdown. 500 copies.

EMERALDS

Solar Bridge

(Hanson - HN183) CD $12.75 (Out-of-stock)

The trio's first full-length after numerous cassette and CDR releases on American Tapes, Chondritic Sound, Wagon and Gneiss Things. The side-long "Magic" builds a quiet drone into an extreme thick saw blade of swirling noise as beautiful as it is menacing. The side-long flip "The Quaking Mess" 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 Gristle's Heathen Earth should take note, as Emeralds may be their new source for electronic drugs.