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This review is from: Stranger on the Sofa (Audio CD)
Barry Adamson - Stranger On The Sofa (Central Control)
A welcome return from Adamson, who is now comfortably ensconced on his own Central Control label, after several years (and releases) with Mute.
Long-time fans will be encouraged to hear that a change of label in no way means a change of style; he's still making epic cinematic soundscapes for films that exist nowhere but in his own head. There's a hint of earthy, folky goodness to some of the tracks, though they compliment the electronica and orchestrations rather than take over, and it's less instrumental than his earlier works, with Adamson providing the vocals throughout. Indeed, both "The Long Way Back Again" and "Theresa Green" boast excellent chops, and are beautiful examples of intelligent, grown-up pop. 9/10.