"Intimate, sparse, & stripped down. With only a single acoustic guitar or keyboard on most tracks, the vocals – often barely whispered - come to the fore, intensely personal and often troubled. Bulldozzzer seems to be a full length rumination on Val Emmich’s life...who am I, where am I, where is this all going… ? These are all questions we’ve asked in the emptiness of the night, in the loneliness of our minds. Val Emmich is just brave enough to share them with the world."
-- Jim Testa, JerseyBeat.com
"Emmich’s last album, “Aide Memoire,” was my favorite album of 2011. His follow up, “Bulldozzzer," is a much more bare album, no epic sprawling 8 or 9 minute songs. The result is no less compelling. It is a melancholy disc, possibly no more so than the crushing closing track, “Audience,” detailing the question every artist has to ask at some point in their career, “There’s no one left in the audience. Everyone wants to be in the show. / So what am I doing here? I don’t know.” We’ve all had those days. The way Val sings this literally brought tears to my eyes. As long as Val keeps making brilliant albums like “Bulldozzzer,” I will be in the audience, and you should be too."
released 28 August 2012
Produced, Mixed & Engineered by Jason Cupp
"Bulldozzzer" & "Little Girl" Produced & Recorded by V.E.
Songs by Val Emmich (PEZeaters Music, BMI)