Emeralds' John Elliott Heads Back into Outer Space with 'II'

Emeralds' John Elliott Heads Back into Outer Space with 'II'
Emeralds member John Elliott only recently announced plans to release a new album, Akashic Record (Events: 1986-1990), with his project Outer Space, but now he's already got another album on the way. Entitled II, this album will be out in an edition of 1,000 on July 23 via Blast First Petite.

An announcement notes that this album is "considered to be the second full-length effort by the project," making it the successor to 2010's Outer Space. Perhaps, then, Elliott considers the brand new Akashic Record (Events: 1986-1990) to be a sidestep rather than a proper follow-up?

The album features a "group format" consisting of many of the same guests from Akashic Record (Events: 1986-1990), including Andrew Veres, Philip J. Whiteside, Drew McDowall, Jeff Hatfield and Adam Miller. Side A is said to "feature a variety of more rhythmic and melodic stuff," while side B is based around modular synthesizer sounds that create a "side-long concrete piece in homage to Ilhan Mimaroglu and Tod Dockstader."

This "logical progression" for the project has "a different feel with less claustrophobia and more breathable air." II is also apparently the first in a trio of new releases from Outer Space planned for 2012.

As previously reported, Akashic Record (Events: 1986-1990) arrives Tuesday (July 10) via Elliott's own Spectrum Spools imprint.