Steve Hauschildt

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Steve Hauschildt
Born 1984 (age 32–33)
Bay Village, Ohio
Origin Cleveland
Genres Ambient, Electronic, Drone
Instruments Synthesizer
Years active 2007–present
Labels Kranky, Editions Mego
Associated acts Emeralds

Steve Hauschildt (born 1984) is an American electronic musician based in Cleveland.[1] He was a member of the band Emeralds and has been releasing solo material since 2011. He has released four albums and a collection,[2] and is currently signed to Kranky Records.[3]


While performing and recording as a trio, all members of Emeralds released solo material. Hauschildt released two albums under his own name in this period, The Summit and Critique of the Beautiful. After the folding of Emeralds in 2013,[4] Hauschildt's first widely distributed release arrived in 2011, when Kranky released his full-length Tragedy & Geometry.[5] The album features heavy use of the Prophet '08 synthesizer,[6] and is influenced by 1970s-era Kosmische musik.[7] Its title is taken from the subjects governed by two of the Greek muses, Melpomene and Polyhymnia.[8]

In 2012 a second album Sequitur was released,[9] followed by the collection of outtakes and demos S/H on Editions Mego a year later.[10] In the latter part of 2014, Hauschildt contributed the collection Air Texture IV together with BNJMN.[11] In September 2015, he released the album Where All Is Fled, which marked a return with new material after a three year absence.[12]

In October 2016, Hauschildt released the album Strands.[13]


  • The Summit (Gneiss Things, 2007)
  • Critique of the Beautiful (Gneiss Things, 2009)
  • Tragedy & Geometry (Kranky, 2011)
  • Sequitur (Kranky, 2012)
  • S/H (Editions Mego, 2013)
  • Where All Is Fled (Kranky, 2015)
  • Strands (Kranky, 2016)


  1. ^ Sherburne, Philip (November 1, 2016). "Steve Hauschildt: Strands Album Review". Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  2. ^ "Steve Hauschildt". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  3. ^ "Steve Hauschildt". Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  4. ^ Battan, Carrie (January 18, 2013). "Emeralds Call It Quits". Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  5. ^ "Steve Hauschildt, ‘Tragedy & Geometry’ (Kranky) | SPIN". Spin. 2011-11-15. Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  6. ^ Crowell, John (February 1, 2012). "Interview: Steve Hauschildt". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  7. ^ Masters, Marc (January 3, 2012). "Steve Hauschildt: Tragedy & Geometry Album Review". Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  8. ^ "KRANK 160 - Steve Hauschildt "Tragedy & Geometry"". 
  9. ^ Listing of the Sequitur album on, (accessed 25 March 2015).
  10. ^ "Steve Hauschildt". Pitchfork. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "RA News: Steve Hauschildt and BNJMN curate Air Texture IV". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  12. ^ Worthington, Daryl (22 September 2015). "Steve Hauschildt: Where All Is Fled". Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  13. ^ Killin, James (October 20, 2016). "Steve Hauschildt touches the void on Strands". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 2016-11-28.