Emeralds' John Elliott Drops New Imaginary Softwoods LP

Emeralds' John Elliott Drops New Imaginary Softwoods LP
The three members of Cleveland, OH experimenters Emeralds work hard outside of their main gig. Guitarist Mark McGuire recently told us about his many, many upcoming projects and released his A Young Person's Guide comp, but he's by no means the only one constantly branching out. The band's John Elliott is also preparing another new side-project release, this time under his ambient Imaginary Softwoods umbrella.

The new release is called The Path of Spectrolite, and record label Amethyst Sunset explains that "while this recording retains some if the icy drone sound from some previous Softwoods release, this is a great progression and a bit more active," calling it "an extremely beautiful album entirely of sounds created by synthesizer and voice." For a taste of what that actually sounds like, you can listen to the new song "Eye Color" below.

The Path of Spectrolite, which follows Imaginary Softwoods' very limited and recent Nine on Cylindrical Habitat Modules, is available for pre-order now on limited vinyl via Amethyst Sunset. Act fast, however, as there only 500 of these being pressed (150 of those will be on clear white mix vinyl).

Also, as previously reported, Elliott is releasing a new album by Mist, his joint project with Radio People's Sam Goldberg. That release is due out on May 24 on Elliott's Spectral Spools imprint.

Imaginary Softwoods - Eye Color by amethyst sunset