Not just a chance meeting
The Emeria duo has yet to meet in person. Their story is unusual, but it’s happening more and more attributed to email, instant messaging, and online phone calls.
Adam Amos and Lori Cunningham live halfway around the world from each other, but kept finding themselves on each other’s MySpace musician pages listening to the music. After a few comments and messages, Adam asked Lori if she would be interested in collaborating. One week later, “Without You,” the most popular track off of Lori’s debut album, was born. A few months later, they worked together on yet another terrific track. They soon came to realize how well they complimented each other musically. The idea of a full music project was soon being tossed around.
Slowly, through triumph and heartache, sicknesses and many outside responsibilities, Emeria is surfacing with an extremely promising debut album, the likes of which is not often seen in the electronic musical world. Their sound is a perfect mixture of world and electronic beats, earthy strings, and haunting piano lines with moving female vocals. Lori shows off her spectacular vocal ability from the soft and sultry sounds in “Thoughts of You” to the stunning power in “Broken.” Adam has an uncanny sense to compose and mix magnificent instrumentations, easily capturing beauty that few musicians ever achieve.
Emeria’s music is hypnotic and haunting with a blend of foreign and familiar sounds that stirs and resonates. The music feels urban and eternal at the same time. The tracks flow gracefully from one to another, working together in perfect agreement, but able to stand solidly on their own.
Keep an eye out for Emeria’s debut album, due out mid 2010. Visit their website at www.emeriamusic.com