These days, most synthesizer music feels like some variant of techno, noise, or drone. Refreshing, then, that Emeralds are using those same sounds to update the more lyrical electronic styles pioneered by German bands like Kraftwerk. On the new albumDoes It Look Like I'm Here, Emeralds craft sublime sound environments out of gorgeous polyphonies. The song 'Candy Shoppe' is especially tasty.
Stephen Reader covers politics for It's a Free Country, WNYC's interactive politics site. He joined the station in 2010 and has also worked for Studio 360, WNYC's Peabody Award-winning show about art, culture, and creativity.
Amen! Completely bland and predictable. We are never surprised by the Oscar winners anymore -- EVER! Love Ellen on her ...
Ditto on the strange and obvious tension between the director and screenwriter for 12 Years a Slave, the predictability of ...