Blue Gardens - E.M.M.A.
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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Keysound contributor features guest appearances from Rebel MC and Sully.
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  1. Aug 20, 2013
    80
    Her peculiar melodies weave their way around rugged pirate radio house/grime grooves in a manner that flirts with silliness but manages to stay intriguing and enticing instead. [Sep 2013, p.104]
  2. Aug 12, 2013
    80
    Blue Gardens is another milestone in a banner year for one of the UK's most consistently exciting labels.
  3. Aug 12, 2013
    80
    As a complete package, Blue Gardens comes across as impressively well thought-out and refreshingly imaginative--it's a bright flash of creativity in an already eccentric genre.
  4. Aug 12, 2013
    80
    Despite its overall lighthearted, ebullient mood, E.m.m.a's music is almost unsettlingly weird at times, and laugh-out-loud bizarre at others.
  5. Aug 12, 2013
    70
    Blue Gardens something a bit more sonically vivid is touched upon in ‘At Sea’, when acoustic percussion samples and a less stable synth harmonium shiver and waver in a manner that subtly detaches the track from everything that preceded it.
  6. Aug 22, 2013
    70
    It’s a potentially fulsome harvest E.M.M.A. has planted.
  7. Aug 20, 2013
    70
    Blue Gardens is really well put-together with love and affection sown directly into its seams. Another future classic from the Keysound camp.