Wednesday, May 18, 2011
CD Review: EMA Brings Up Her "Past Life"
The eerie whisper-like vocals of the albums opening track “The Grey Ship” gets lifted by the just a simple bass line that gives the song life. The vocals in “California” give the song a punk rock attitude with an orchestration of sounds weaving through the lyrics. The music in “Anteroom” mirrors the vocals as the song builds up to its climax. The harmonizing a “Coda” shows us the potential in Erika’s voice before returning back to her whisper-like vocals in “Marked”. EMA gets whipped into a frenzy by attacking the lyrics of “Butterfly Knife” before finishing with the subtle, slow-building song, “Red Star”.
Check out EMA’s website (cameouttanowhere.com) for videos, tour dates and song samples from the new album.
Posted by JP's Music Blog