Emeralds Call It Quits

Experimental collective at an end

American experimental collective Emeralds have decided to call it a day, bringing down the curtain on their career.

In a way, Emeralds were never meant to be understood by their own generation. The group's music – filtering antique electronics with new directions – seemed destined to be unearthed in a few decades, only really gaining appreciation with the passing of time.

But it's still sad to see the band's decline. Earlier this year, creative lynchpin Mark McGuire decided to leave Emeralds with John Elliott and Steve Hauschildt vowing to continue as a duo. (via The 405)

A few moments ago, Steve Hauschildt sent a series of tweets to fans admitting that the band's career was at an end. "After much thought, I too have decided to leave Emeralds for personal reasons. The band is now over and all tour dates are cancelled" he wrote. "It's been a wild ride, I've made countless friends all over the world and have so many memories– thank you all so much."

Finishing, the producer said: "I have dedicated my life to music and will continue to develop my work as a solo artist from here on out. RIP Emeralds 2006-2013".

Elsewhere, Hauschildt seemed to write an epitaph for the Emeralds project. "Our legacy is one to be felt, not remembered– the music always spoke for itself and will continue to do so as a testament to hard work" he said. "Perhaps with time our sphere of influence will be better understood, but for now just "'Listen to a sound until you no longer recognize it'".

Sad news.

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