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Album Review: Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here

Album Review: Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here

Friday 20th August, 2010 11:31AM

After a series of prior noise releases over the last four or five years that have simply blown listeners' minds, Emeralds have returned with something that could be comparatively described as 'accessible'. Cleveland Ohio's best exports since the Browns, Emeralds are renowned for their grit and hard edged approach to sound artistry. They create aural landscapes that bely their affectations to their 1970s krautrock forebears like Klaus Schulze and the Cosmic Jokers family. However, despite the density of their past output, Does It Look Like I'm Here? marks a slight change in tempo - a split from the decidedly aggressive and inward family of noise artists, to a warmer, wider sound that has picked up traction not only amongst abstract audiophiles but also with much broader audiences.

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