EMA “Past Life Martyred Saints” (2011)

October 1, 2011

Whenever I listen to EMA, Anna Calvi comes to my mind. The two singers have a lot in common: they both have released their debut albums this year, each of them touches on dark matters, even the LP covers are somehow similar. Finally, they both rock. EMA’s music, however, is much more raw. Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon seems to be an obvious inspiration like on zappy Milkman. Erika M. Anderson is everything but a copycat – the opening The Grey Ship is the best example, a folk-noise mammoth of a song in which EMA pays homage to her Viking ancestry.

hydrameter: 4/5

Key Tracks: California, Milkman, The Grey Ship

Watch Milkman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZrKAR32WKU

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