Emo

This Is My Home

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With the dubbed downbeat of his debut single, "Relief for Free," heralded as the best single to have emerged from the vaults of Nuremburg's Stereo Deluxe by none other than respected tastemaker Rainer Tr├╝by, the first full-length from high-pitched wailer Emil Soefaard, This Is My Home, was highly anticipated by many. Borrowing the lovers rock vocal delivery from Finley Quaye, and a predication for the kind of smoky dub and downbeat savvy favored by German post-jazz entrepreneurs Kruder & Dorfmeister, Denmark's Emo successfully retains one foot in the all-important credibility camp while dipping the other into an admittedly commendable pool of pop accessibility. Guest producers les Gammas, Nu Spirit's Daddy Ous, and Boozoo Bajou are kept busy, but it is Emo's soaring vocals which define this album -- dripping with the soul of someone with a long career ahead of him.

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