TIP OF THE TONGUE 07 SEPTEMBER 2008
Let Us Be The Way We Were
No Label No Cat
OUT OF STOCK!
Solo guitar and tapes from Mark McGuire of Emeralds in a heavy minimalist proto-Europe Endless/Kraftwerk style, with delayed arpeggio guitar chopped into melancholy metronomic waves that provide a beautiful backwards transport. This is a very affecting release and the way Mark combines odd found tapes of confused conversations and melancholy reminiscence is extremely poignant. Some of the guitar playing reflects on such classy F/X inflected moments as Cul De Sac's "Doldrums" but there's also a weird, UK folk aspect that would join the dots between Flying Saucer Attack and Nick Drake. Either way, this is a powerful, evocative release and one of the best solo shots from the Emeralds camp to date. Edition of only 50 copies in plastic cases with full-colour art and already sold out at source. Highly recommended.