Electronic: Year in Review 2010

Electronic: Year in Review 2010
7. Emeralds Does It Look Like I'm Here? (Editions Mego)
Despite an endless array of releases, side projects and band-run labels, Emeralds were complete unknowns at the start of 2010. But that all changed with Does It Look Like I'm Here? Ditching the side-long slow burners of their earlier work, the Cleveland, OH trio skyrocketed to new astral planes of kosmische wizardry with their Editions Mego debut, filtering their retro-futurist synth/guitar attack through a more focused, pop-oriented lens. But despite the more compact approach, Emeralds lost nothing in the way of ambition. Does It Look Like I'm Here? grabs hold of electronic music's past and flings it far into the future.
Brock Thiessen