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By processing her electric cello Bela Emerson produces a whole host of colours and textures. Improvising into a sample and loop system allows her to build up layers of melodies and rhythms that twist and weave through a number of distinct sections that make up each piece.

Bela Emerson - Hespera

Hespera: full-length studio album released October '08 on BiP_HOp
(catalogue number bleep 38)

Track Listing:

  1. Brandywine Shoal
  2. Skinny Fingers
  3. Dangerous Friday
  4. 5HTP
  5. Maraschino
  6. Shy of Seven
  7. Cavaquin
  8. Stellar Minx
  9. Phosphorus
  10. 13 11 8 5

Available from Here


An excerpt from
Hespera

Bela Emerson - Laurasia

Laurasia is a collection of seven-minute excerpts from
live sets in 2006 & 2007 as they were performed, with no studio overdubs.

Track Listing:

  1. Meeting Kate
  2. Laurasia
  3. Time Measured by Stars
  4. Cornman's Crow
  5. Amber
  6. Incarnadine

Released September 2007 on Drama Queen records. Price £7.

An excerpt from
Laurasia

Bela Emerson - Scythe 7" e.p. limited edition vinyl

Track Listing:

a-side: Scythe (7:03), recorded at Mezzaluna Studio, Brighton, May 2005

b-side: De/termination (6:53), recorded live at Macrory’s, Bradford, April 2005

Released on The Slightly Off Kilter Label (sok009).
Price £4, plus £1 P&P (cheque payable to P. Morgan) from:
 4 Kingsbury Road, Brighton, BN1 4JR.

Free UK shipping. Add £1 for European shipping & £2 for worldwide shipping.

Also available from:

  • Edgeworld/Rounder Records (Brighton)
  • Piccadilly Records/The Basement (Manchester)
  • Here (Bristol)
  • Jumbo/Crash (Leeds)
  • Jack’s/Rare & Racy (Sheffield).

An excerpt from
Scythe

Bela Emerson - Cables

Track Listing:

  1. Cables (16:00)

Released August 2004 on Quiet Records, catalogue number:

Quiet 012. A live CD recorded at the Freebutt, Brighton, 9th September 2003

Price: £4.00 (plus £1.00 P&P outside the UK)

“Cables” by Bela Emerson is available to buy online from Quiet Records’ online shop

(payment by PayPal or all major credit or debit cards)

Bela Emerson - Kissing Nettles

Improvised electric cello, electronics, and loops; live: no pre- or post-recording.

Track Listing:

  1. Oxlynch (19:16)
  2. I jumped but I didn’t scream (24:15)

Released November 2003 on Drama Queen records.

Recorded at Mezzaluna Studio, Brighton, September 2003, by Paul Morgan.

Price: £7.00


An excerpt from
Kissing Nettles