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This review is from: Soul Murder (Audio CD)
I am almost loathe to write anything about Mr Adamson: his body of work is so special, so original, that I would hate to write a careless phrase that would inadvertently detract from the sheer aural pleasure of his music.
Adept at so many musical styles( sickeningly ), Soul Murder, I would describe as a kind of Sound Noir project.
If it were a movie, it would be from the 40s or 50s, star Fred MacMurray, and be directed by either Howard Hawks or John Huston.
Soul Murder is like a film soundtrack for a movie that has never been made. A movie you would want to see. A gritty window on the world of night time, where shady figures, with loose morals, and a need for cash on the hip lurk, waitng in even shadier doorways. This is an album of musical stories, mostly dark, sometimes brutal, and on occasion with a rare glimpse of redemption.
Anyone who is familiar with Mr Adamson's work, will know that he executes his music with the precision of a draughtsman. And you are never left with any doubt that it could've been done better by anyone else. He is a one off, a kind of musical Auteur, and also one of a handful of artists that I would buy unreservedly before even hearing a single note.
You know his music is always going to be something special, and it always is.
Listening to his wonderful music, is like being let in on a tasty secret, that you hope too many people won't find out about, not because he doesn't merit the much deserved applause, but because his music is so good I want to keep it to myself.
Put briefly, buy this, you won't be disappointed, I never am.
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Initial post: 18 Mar 2015 11:03:10 GMT
Mrs L J sharma says:
This could have been written myself! I was worried when he started to sing but I've just bought "I Will Set You Free" and his voice is getting better with each release. This man should be globally recognised as a true talent!
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