Album Review – EMA, Past Life Martyred Saints

Seeing the noise-folk band Gowns at the House of Nostromo, a dock warehouse in west Oakland, is imprinted in my memory. The place had uneven, large wooden boards for a floor and the residents built themselves rooms in each corner out of plywood. Against one warehouse wall, between two rooms, there was a small, dark … Continue reading

Track Review — EMA “The Grey Ship”

Erika Anderson, whose vocal cords and tremulous guitar feedback stirred something fierce in me during her work with the now defunct greatest-band-of-all-time candidate Gowns, has a new project: EMA. The first public release, “The Grey Ship” is a curious specimen. At the onset is icy 4-track tape static upon which the funeral vessel floats as the shoreline … Continue reading

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