Trying to put the last 15 years of music into context, you’d be hard pressed to get anyone to agree on a single thing. If anything, this period has been a collective convergence of all things cool-sounding: naïve experimentalism, academic composition, art-rock synthesis, electronic nihilism/flagellation, and, well, everything else. Mark McGuire could muddy anyones interpretation of the contemporary canon with his buddies in the triadic mega-unit, Emeralds, his collaborative outings in Sun Watcher and Skyramps (with Daniel “Oneohtrix Point Never” Lopatin), and his prolific, yet well-executed, solo work.
zie verder: http://www.weirdforest.com/store/bandPages/mark-mcguire.html#mcguire
interview met Steve Hauschildt van Emeralds op http://www.cuttingedge.be/column/3517-de-kroonjuwelen-van-amerika-over-does-it-look-like-i-m-here-van-emeralds