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The Future's Void

EMA Audio CD
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Erika M. Anderson first graced the limelight under the guise of EMA in May 2011, when the brilliantly scuffed debut album Past Life Martyred Saints was released to a multitude of acclaim. After having spent time in the California underground fronting the genre-defying cult duo Gowns with Ezra Buchla, Past Life Martyred Saints offered a deeper glimpse into the world of EMA. An absorbing and ... Read more in Amazon's EMA Store

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  • Audio CD (7 April 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: City Slang
  • ASIN: B00HZKHV6Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,020 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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City Slang is excited to announce the release date and album details for the forthcoming LP from EMA, 'The Future's Void',the album will be released throughout Europe by City Slang on April 7th. The follow-up to her acclaimed 2011 LP, 'Past Life Martyred Saints' 'The Future's Void' was written by Erika M. Anderson, recorded in Portland, Oregon, and produced by Erika and Leif Shackelford.

EMA recently told NME that the album was influenced by, among other things, NiN demos, the heavier side of early K Records, and William Gibson's Neuromancer, and that the album looks at the digital commodification of our online lives. She says, 'I gravitate toward hooks and melodies, and in some ways the structure of these songs are my poppiest yet, while noting that the jarring production includes a lot of first takes and spontaneously-recorded ambient sounds 'to keep the songs from sounding like advertisements'

Last month the first single 'Satellites' was released to raves, garnering 'Best New Track' from Pitchfork, who said, 'Its discontent composed to Carl Sagan proportion, and it s easily the most bracing thing yet from an artist already more bracing than most' Spin said,'it's a rumbling mammoth that feeds off canned, clapping percussion and waves of static feedback' while Stereogum noted, 'anxiety this ferocious is a timeless thing'

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Queen Of A Dark Kingdom 15 April 2014
By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
It's been three years since we last heard from US electro-chanteuse
Erika M. Anderson on her 20111 album 'Past Life Martyred Saints'
and it's good to know that she hasn't drifted too far from her default
position of creating sombre sit-up-and-listen sepulchral anthems. There is
more than enough room in the World for one more talented night creature.
I, for one, am glad about this. Darkness definitely becomes her.

This collection of ten new songs finds Ms Anderson in fine voice.
It is a dramatic full-bodied instrument with the capacity to both
warm and chill the blood in our veins in equal measure.

From the grinding opening urban hymn 'So Blonde', through the more
gentle and surprisingly touching '3 Jane' and '100 Years'; to far
sterner stuff in the shape of numbers like 'Cthulu' and 'Neuromancer',
she never loses her grip on this singularly affecting sonic vision.

'The Future's Void' doesn't deliver too many smiley moments but as
an effort in sustained melancholy the album takes a lot of beating.

Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Future's Void 19 May 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
So far, my favourite album of 2014 - electronic and traditional 'rock' sounds blended to form something that sounds unique. For once the bands and groups you can pick out as influences are just that - influences to give inspiration rather than to be slavishly copied. It sounds different to anyone else out there and it's great. Buy it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Post-millennium tension 9 April 2014
By D. J. Ammon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I am a last century man. I am afraid of all this technology and where it's taking us. I did not have a cellphone until 2010. I did not have a computer until 2000. For me, things are moving so fast. I am George Jetson without a jet pack. That said, I LOVE THIS ALBUM. It is my favorite release of 2014, thus far.

Erika M. Anderson (EMA) taps into my post-millennium tension. The music is unsettling and jarring juxtaposed with beautiful, soothing synths and vocals. "I feel I blew my soul out across he interwebs," she sings on 3Jane, and she is afraid she will never get back to herself. There is life and then internet life and who you are at any given time is slippery at best. We now have the ability to move from one persona to the next at a whim. Easy to lose oneself.

Satellites, the album opener, begins with an annoying static that soon blends in with a synth chord and hand claps to become a beat. Ugliness into beauty, and this happens throughout the album. The listener is drawn into the noise and then soothed. Or the opposite occurs. A relaxed, soft song is smacked to life with squeals of machine noise, or better, Erika's vocal chord shredding scream as in So Blonde, a beautiful little pop song Courtney Love would have killed to have written.

The album cover and title, The Future's Void, is very telling. We can not see EMA's face and she is looking into a view finder, and we can't see what she's looking at either. Nor can she see us, so where does leave human interaction in this strange new world? What can we really know about one another?

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this album. I like it better than Past Life Martyred Saints, which was also brilliant, so that's saying a lot.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Album! 11 April 2014
By Samuel Patterson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
There’s that thing people say, “It gets better the more that you listen to it.” I though that was just a metaphor for new music becoming more familiar and you pick up some of the lyrics. There is definitely music that each time I listen I hear new things, details hidden that suddenly jump out. Meanings that I missed, or lyrics that resonate more as life changes. Things you love to scream along with in the car and maybe you fall in love with each song a little more.

This is not that. This really does seem to get better every time. Huge leaps and bounds better, which is something because even the first listen was awesome. I mean, wow! From beginning to end, this album is amazing, and it keeps getting more so.

So get out your best headphones/earbuds/loudspeakers. This will go from loud crashing of synth in “Satellites” (oh god the synth!) to the soft, timely fatalism of “100 Years”. It makes them work but you will like it. Or love it. It’s that good. Music that creeps into your soul.

I had never heard of EMA until Wired had a small piece about a new video, “Satellites”, done all DIY with an Oculus and Kinect and a gritty present juxtaposed with 80s past. I clicked. It was instantly one of my favorite songs. Ever. A pre-order just seemed the right move and now that the album has dropped I can’t stop listening to it over and over and over. The music, the lyrics, the double meanings and it just keeps getting… better.

So listen.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a diverse and powerful album 25 April 2014
By Charlie Quaker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The 2nd album from Erika M. Anderson has a fairly subtle, but fearless, agenda to explore; to
open up new audio pathways to the neural fulfillment centers. She injects rock ‘n’ roll with a
futurist respect for tradition and then mutilates it with a fusion of dark poetry and visceral/cerebral
energy. The dominant synthesizer presence lends an eerie celestialism that is streaked with
dark guitar chords. Anderson’s voice can range from a soft & scary fragility to the gripping,
celebration of uninhibited pain, perfectly capturing the emotional strength of each song. Former
member of Gowns, Amps For Christ. Some similarities to Patti Smith, P.J. Harvey, Kim Gordon,
Cat Power, St. Vincent. “The Future’s Void” is a diverse and powerful album that feels destined
to grow with repeated listens.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than her debut! 19 May 2014
By Joe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was hesitant with her debut, having only heard Milkman, took a leap of faith and ended up loving it.
Not this time around. Her sound is sharper, catchier and deeper.
3.0 out of 5 stars EMA 1 May 2014
By TE - Published on Amazon.com
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Good old rock and roll sound, she's what Lorde will sound like when she grows up. So Blonde is my favorite song.
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