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Blue Gardens

E.m.m.a Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (29 July 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Keysound
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 226,202 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Dream Phone Vip (Vip) 5:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Cherry Favour 4:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Jahovia (feat. Rebel MC) 4:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Marina 4:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Nostrum (feat. Sully) 4:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Green Light 4:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Shoot the Curl 4:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Mood Ring 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. At Sea 4:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Outro 1:230.99  Buy MP3 

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Welcome to the colourful sonic world of E.m.m.a and and her debut album Blue Gardens for Keysound. To the outsider it's perhaps not immediately apparent the connections between reference points such as, Coney Island and Rebel MC, or Encarta 96 and Delia Derbyshire but as you immerse yourself into E.m.m.a.'s vivid sound palette they begin to lead you down a winding path of fantastic vistas. Her story begins several years back: around '05 she was mostly absorbed in the US rap of Big Pun, Fabolous and Jadakiss before having a "what the...?!" epiphany with Skream's Midnight Request Line. "I realised that there was something going on that I wanted to be a part of", she says. But from fairly well trodden beginnings her story quickly diverts into unexpected realms. She met Sully and began sending him the grime she'd been making, albeit with her own twist: "I thought if I made it funny and did more historical references to eras from the past, such as a Victorian highwayman rather than a south London rudeboy, people wouldn't necessarily be able to criticise me because I was taking the mickey". While her interest in a quasi-humorous Victorian grime style would wane, a pattern of musical creativity driven by a vivid inspiration source was emerging. "American Nostalgia, Point Break, American high schools, bubble gum, picture houses, Coney Island, Hollywood, proms, Long Island, picket fences, boardwalks, Baroque tonality, Wendy Carlos, Delia Derbyshire, Jeff Wayne, Westerns, sci fi, spaghetti western soundtracks, Encarta '96: genuinely these are in my mind", she explains. "I just think the idea of the monopoly the Encarta encyclopaedia had on knowledge is ridiculous in the context of the present day. I'm not ashamed to say it's my muse". A few key happenings helped E.m.m.a. on her journey. Firstly by '08 she became baffled by the lack of melody in bass music, though she connected strongly with a small cluster of purple synth experiments from Rustie, Starkey, Zomby and Joker. Secondly a guy called Adam heard her music at a party, and would then go on to encourage her production. His name was Adam Tinley, best known as Adamski. He in turn introduced her to Rebel MC and legendary dub producer Adrian Sherwood, who now all live on the south coast. E.m.m.a. went down to visit. Adamski's impact would be to empower her to write in strange time signatures, such as 3/4 on Dream Phone VIP . With Rebel MC she would collaborate with on Jahovia. E.m.m.a's sound was beginning to emerge. A 12 of Dream Phone, a key contribution to Keysound's flagship This is how we Roll compilation, a 7 of Jahovia ft Rebel MC replete with a dub mix co-written with Wil from LV, not to mention her DJ debut at Fabric leads us to her debut album Blue Gardens featuring an exquisite collaboration with Sully. It positions her at the forefront of the emerging new wave of 130 bpm producers and yet also as a highly individualistic fresh new talent for 2013.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent debut album! 25 Aug 2013
By Huwie
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Didn't know what to expect but had heard great things about E.M.M.A.Was pleasantly surprised by this electronic sound..So much so that the album is on repeat and i don't get tired of it.Wonderful melodies and each track different.Makes you wish that you were permanently by the sea.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous 13 Sep 2013
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Very melodic and euphonic, with just a hint of a dark undertone. Best electronic album of 2013, creative and really exciting to.
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