Emancipator – Baralku: An Album Review
Emancipator spent the summer popping up on just about every worthwhile festival out there with his new ensemble and now that summer is over it is time for him to drop some new tunes. Baralku is his latest L.P. and while it falls in line with everything that he has done in the past it shows a clear musical maturation for DJ and producer Doug Appling.
Released on Nov. 17, Baralku is certainly done in the same style as the Portland, Ore. based artist’s previous work but he seems to be playing with a much more evolved audio palette in 2017. Judging by the sound of the new tunes it’s safe to say that getting on stage with his new band, that is damn near his own personal orchestra, has expanded his musical thought process on his studio recordings. “Ghost Pong” is the record’s clear-cut single and it does a great job of displaying in one song what Emancipator is going for with the entire album.
Emancipator is going to be hitting the road this winter to pump his new record with his ensemble on a 25-date cross-country tour.