Allegory of Allergies

(Weird Forest) Used 2xLP $40.00

“A crumbling labyrinth at once humid and frigid, crammed to the gills with moss, lichen, cobwebs, brick dust, rotting boards, peeling paint, and narrow shafts of light,” says Chris Madak about this “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. 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.” Sealed



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

(Hanson - HN200) Used LP $40.00

Emeralds’ thick drone sound in an abstract and strange place. An intense journey that drops you off in a place just beyond death. With field recording contributions from Aaron Dilloway.
LP vinyl is dark green.


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.


Solar Bridge

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

(Hanson - HN183) Used LP $30.00

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.