Published Aug 23, 2010As a group, Cleveland three-piece Emeralds are one of the most exciting bands making experimental kraut/ambient/kosmiche music today. Separately, they're capable of making equally interesting music on their own. Members Mark McGuire and Steve Hauschildt also release music under their own names, while John Elliott has a number of different aliases on the go. And under the Outer Space moniker, Elliott has just added to the already-long list of Emeralds-related releases with a new self-titled album.
According to a press release, the Outer Space project "is a laboratory for electronic investigation. Acting as a continuance of the studies of mid 20th century electronic music composers such as Nik Pascal and Laurie Spiegel, Elliott's music is deeply indebted to the inner workings of the electric signal." As such, the six-song Outer Space full-length was recorded over three years without the use of digital synthesizers.
Outer Space is available now via Arbor Records and that's the cover up there above. The release is limited to 650 copies on clear vinyl and can be purchased here.
As previously reported, McGuire will be releasing a new full-length via Editions Mego on October 1. Hauschildt is also currently working on a new solo record, which will be released via Kranky.