Vogue Estate (2015 Remastered)

by Stephen Emmer

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The idea behind the mini album was the intention was to create a soundtrack for an imaginary film, featuring Dirk Bogarde. The late Billy Mackenzie (The Associates) appears on ‘Wish on’, where the legendary Michael Dempsey (The Cure) and Martha Ladly (Martha and The Muffins) also appear.

If it was a film.... the opening would be in the mountains, the credits rolling over firm trees as pretty piano melodies float by.
'Wish on' is an altogether darker affair with rasping, hunted cello laid under discordant chords whilst Billy (MacKenzie) thunders away like an outtake from 'Sulk'. Conversation with him seems futile so we hide behind a tree until he vanishes in a burst of falsetto.
But there is light amongst the trees in the shape of ‘Eleven And Then Left', following the pretty melody to the edge of the forest, where we discover a lonely, abandoned Martha (Ladly) singing her heart out. And there the film gets cut…

credits

released October 23, 2015

Music composed, arranged and performed by Stephen Emmer.

Guest appearances by Steve Goulding on drums and percussion, Jan Insinger on cello (Track 2). Vocals by Martha Ladly (track 5), Billy MacKenzie (track 2) and Norah (track 5).

Recorded at Ballad Sound Studio (Vuren, Netherlands) and Trident Studios (London, UK).

Produced by Michael Dempsey (The Cure), Stephen Emmer and Flood (Nick Cave, Depeche Mode, U2, Smashing Pumpkins, a.o.).
Engineered by Ed Sterk (Ballad) and Flood (Trident). Executive producer Willem Wisselink.

Album artwork photography by Laboratori @ Kooos (Amsterdam, NL). Typography by Enschedese School (Amsterdam, NL)

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Stephen Emmer Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Stephen Emmer’s latest musical offering Home Ground combines the eloquence of spiritual, orchestral soul music with socially conscious lyrics. It addresses contemporary concerns within the timeless musical excellence of classic soul combined with the sonic impact of the 21st century. The songs are vocally performed by a careful selection of musical icons from the last 5 decades.

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