Bela Emerson: Hespera (BiP_HOp, bleep 38)
Hespera is cellist/electronicist Bela Emerson’s first studio album since Kissing Nettles (2003); while Kissing Nettles comprises two long pieces, Hespera is a collection of ten self-contained shorter tracks. Inspired by the Hesperides - the nymphs of the evening light - as well as Longfellow’s The Wreck of the Hesperus, the album fuses chaos with beauty, darkness with harmony, passion with fragility.
These tracks, as with all Emerson’s music, were composed as they were performed.
Many thanks: Kris (recording), Dan (recording, mixing), Susanne (artwork), Sherry (mastering), Philippe (BiP_HOp); Tommo, Kirsten, Chris, Stuart, Lianne, Nic and Ian, Stephen, Debi
A skilled and eclectically minded performer - Boomkat