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ARTIST
TITLE
Reflection
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
A%2FR 001LP A/R 001LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/8/2008

"The long overdue, and miserably delayed, debut full-length by Emaciator (Jon Borges of Pedestrian Deposit, Monorail Trespassing) is finally available. Reflection was recorded in the spring of 2007 and represents the yet undocumented 'second phase' of Emaciator's music. Situated both historically and aesthetically between the dirty, depressive gutter pulse of the early cassette releases and the cleaner, blissful guitar shimmer of his newer material, these two pieces of vinyl bridge the gap with ghostly synth-based melodies that drift over a churning urban landscape of gritty static. Conceived of and composed as a complete artistic statement, the sides follow a narrative of deceit and betrayal, bookended by two halves of one musical idea; sides A and D are mirror images of each other, giving the title of the album its double meaning. Emotional and intensely personal, Reflection finds the Emaciator project at its most despairing, positioning aching melodic beauty in a context of bleak drone decay to suggest a kind of rock-bottom hopelessness. This is music for wallowing. Edition of 300."