More news from the Emeralds camp. No new album will be appearing soon, but the output rate of the band’s three members (solo or as part of other projects) remains extremely high. The new wave of publicity for the group, due to their signing with Editions Mego, has brought worldwide attention to some of those extremely limited edition albums, until recently only known on the North American experimental underground scene. One of them is the work Mark McGuire, the Emeralds’ guitarist, shares with Trouble Books. McGuire’s six Kosmische strings meet the analogue arsenal and harmonised vocals of the duo. Ohio’s own Göttsching has said about the album: “I have elements of doing vocals, but it's never stuff where I'm singing words. They have kind of the opposite style with their vocals, where there is no reverb or delay and it's really straight signing. So I feel it's a cool contrast with my style and theirs coming together.” On the album we’ll find new songs composed by all of them, “remixes” of old McGuire recordings and of old Trouble Books re-created with the help of the Emeralds guitarist. No release date is know as of yet, but it’s expected to be early June, on Bark and Hiss/ Wagon.
Trouble Books & Mark McGuire - Song for Reinier Lucassen's Sphinx