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EMEI

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    APHELION006-CD

    edition of 25
    professionally duplicated CD-R in hand-assembled natural card gatefold packaging with slipcase

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    Includes unlimited streaming of EMEI via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 23 Aphelion Editions releases available on Bandcamp and save 35%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Truth About Carbs, Keats (the lost tapes), In A Room, Real Angels Singing Caught On Tape, Blackberries, Selected Aphelion Works Vol. I & II, Sold For Scrap, "Fictions in the age of reason", and 15 more. , and , .

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  • Limited Edition C-42 Cassette (Silver/Grey)
    Cassette + Digital Album

    APHELION006-K7

    edition of 45
    professionally duplicated casette in library case with double-sided inlay artwork on thick card

    *SOLD OUT AT SOURCE but copies still available from the following locations:

    emeisound.bandcamp.com/album/emei
    www.normanrecords.com/records/169690-emei-emei

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about

EMEI's debut is an immersive 40+ minutes of luscious sound design and intriguing atmospherics.

It anounces itself with frosted bell-like tones mapping out an innocent, nursery rhyme-like melody that distorts and manipulates as layers of her own voice are fed into the mix and the tension mounts steadily before it all evaporates suddenly to empty space...

From here on in, synth drones, treated accordion, field recordings, vocal loops and a deft application of distortion processes combine to create a captivating and engrossing soundworld that can conjure numerous different textures and emotional responses, sometimes all at once.

EMEI's own beautiful, haunting analog photography adorns the packaging.


REVIEWS
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"...a throbbing rumble, like the onset of a ghostly motorcycle gang, streaks through ‘Safe From The Storm’, whose droning top notes carry a human/machine eeriness loosely similar to Aidan Baker or Fennesz. Highly worthwhile as debut offerings go."
NOEL GARDNER, THE QUIETUS, Noel's Foul House: Best of 2017
thequietus.com/articles/23729-foul-house-best-of-2017-new-weird-britain-elodie-vom-ansome-duds

"...a hyper-limited sound-sketch by EMEI... ...textures that bear comparison to the likes of both Fennesz and Explosions In The Sky. The record is an impressionistic one, with nursery-rhyme melodies, found sounds, screeching drones and more flitting in and out of the mix."
NORMAN RECORDS
www.normanrecords.com/records/169690-emei-emei

"...this album’s a well-observed beast full of smooth debris and disembodied shade, a fleeting flavour of moth wings puckering the dusty air as it milks a sense of ruined grandeur, slips its shackles to whispering keystrokes and a serration of sampledelica..."
MICHAEL RODHAM-HEAPS, FREQ
freq.org.uk/reviews/emei-emei/

"While this cassette can take you on many different adventures, most of that is up to you.  Will you listen to this before you go to sleep?  How about while you drive?  While you walk?  While you work?  The different surroundings you place yourself in should lead to this forming different stories for you.   It kind of makes me want to call this "Every Mind Every Imagination"."
JOSH MACALA, RAISED BY GYPSIES
raisedbygypsies.blogspot.com/2018/05/cassette-review-emei-emei-aphelion.html

credits

released November 25, 2017

APHELION006
Music by EMEI : Louise Brady
Recorded at home
Mastered by Thomas J. Bryan @ Jute Box Studios

Photography by Louise Brady
Southwest China, Spring 2017
Design and layout by Liam Mcconaghy

Contact:
louise_brady@hotmail.com
aphelioneditions@gmail.com

STOCKISTS
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NORMAN RECORDS (UK)
www.normanrecords.com/records/169690-emei-emei

ROUGH TRADE BRISTOL (UK)
3 New Bridewell, Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2QD

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Aphelion Editions Bristol, UK

A small and lovingly curated cassette & CD-R label based in Bristol, UK. Founded and run by Liam McConaghy since 2016 and encompassing an ever-expanding array of sounds from the worlds of ambient, drone, noise, free-improv, mutant techno, musique concrète and beyond... ... more

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