"Death of the Author" CDEP
Genres: dark ambient, powernoise, IDM
636 W. Diversey #185
Chicago IL 60614
June 21 - 27 2004
Starting off with a bizarre dark ambient cover of The Cure's
"Pornography," Emusion's Death of the Author
EP is nothing if not a mixed bag. The only thing that binds it
all together is an affinity for dark, industrial-influenced textures
For the most part, this EP combines ambient material with more
rhythm-oriented, electronica / power-noise material. The latter
is reasonably decent, though not varied enough ("Is Lust,"
for example, becomes bland after more than a few listens.) The
dark ambient material is successful, however - Emulsion is good at injecting melody into otherwise solely atmospheric
compositions ("Undone," "Sonido Negro").
This EP isn't perfect, but hopefully it will kick off the career of
an exciting new electronic music act. Keep an eye out for Emulsion
- if they work on keeping their music engaging throughout, their debut
album could really turn out well.
[Vitals: 5 tracks, distributed by the
artist, released 2003]