TRAGEDY AND GEOMETRY (KRANKY)
Perhaps the least proli?c and quietest of the three members of highly regarded Cleveland trio EMERALDS, Steve Hauschildt is usually found at their live performances playing the serious scientist as foil to the other two members more animated stage presence.
Steve has always considered himself more of an artist than a musician, and sees his work both in group and solo settings as much a visual experience as it is an aural one.
The title "Tragedy & Geometry" is an ambiguous but subtle reference to Melpomene (Muse of Tragedy) & Polyhymnia (Muse of Geometry), or more speci?cally the collision/overlap of what they invoke.
The opening track is also a direct reference to "Polyhymnia, Muse of Eloquence", the painting by the French artist Charles Meynier on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
The album is a treatise on the idea that technology is becoming more disposable as it's becoming more accessible, and how this circumstance has a more evident/direct effect on the interpersonal, i.e.
relations, with others in the so-called 'Age of Information.' What results is a gorgeous, ?owing, ?oating world of post-kosmische musik, Steve Hauschildt's ?rst widely available release, and his ?rst major statement as a solo artist.