“EMERGE” BY STURGEON
“EMERGE” is a new album by the L.A. based band, STURGEON. As with the band’s previous record, “The Darker Sequence”, “EMERGE” is a sonically powerful offering of aggressive guitars with progressive tendencies (featuring non-traditional tunings, odd time signatures, and ambient segues), all of which is guided by vocals that push the envelope of a six-octave range, delivering (at times) sublimely dark lyrics that evoke the transformative quality of the afflicted mirror concept. Although not strictly a concept album, there is (coincidently?) a discernible connection between the music, lyrics, and contents of a mysterious (not to mention, deeply esoteric) diary that was recently discovered hidden inside an antique piece of furniture – certain entries of which have been faithfully reproduced in a glossy booklet inserted into the CD packaging. Adding to the high strangeness, one should keep in mind that both the lyrics (and music) for “Emerge” were written prior to the discovery of the secreted away personal journal.