Published Nov 21, 2013Former Emeralds member Mark McGuire has been promising a North American release of his new album Along the Way all year after putting out the Japanese version way back in June. Finally, he's set a due date for the new record here at home.
Along the Way is now set to arrive on February 4 via Dead Oceans.
The album, which is split into four parts, was described by McGuire with the following statement:
"It is the fire that burns deep in the heart of man, the light by which he sees truth in the sprawling darkness that besets us all. The Instinct begins to set in during the Age of Revealing, when the Architects of Manipulation are discovered and exposed. All of the world's distractions — the inherent faults of the system to which everyone pledges their life, the false journey on which we are all led — is the sorcery, the anti-magic that has lured the masses away from lives filled with personal meaning or self-fulfillment."
While you wait to get your hands on the sweet, sweet North American edition of this album, complete with updated artwork, check out Prins Thomas's remix of "The Instinct" below, as well as the original version of the track (which is also out as a 12-inch via New Images).
Along the Way:
Part I: "To All Present in The Hall of Learning"
2. Wonderland of Living Things
3. In Search of the Miraculous
4. To The Macrobes (Where Do I Go)
Part II: "The Age of Revealing"
6. Silent Weapons (The Architects of Manipulation)
7. The Instinct
Part III: "After the Heavy Rains"
8. The Human Condition (Song for My Father)
9. For the Friendships (Along the Way)
10. Arrival Begins the Next Departure
Part IV: "To the Palace of The Self"
11. The War on Consciousness
12. The Lonelier Way
13. Turiya (The Same Way)