Emeralds – “Just to Feel Anything” – [Editions Mego]
This is the 2012, and final release from electronic/ambient trio Emeralds, who are no longer together as of 2013. This is an album combining electronics and live guitar and other instrumentation. Some of the tracks are pure ambient pieces, others like “Adrenochrome” recall the days of early 90s trance. Some tracks have a beat and are quite fast, verging into dance territory, though maintaining a somewhat introspective and shoegaze aesthetic. Sounds like a soundtrack for a cloudy coastal California summer day.