When I started this project, I was not sure if anyone would be interested.
Not that it would matter, I'm a bit stubborn that way.
Welcome to the second part of the journey.
A similar way of working to the first, recording the vocals in my bathroom though, due to logistics, one of the vocals was recorded in a London hotel bathroom.
For me, one of the unexpected outcomes of The Grand Gestures has been the creativity outside of the record, including film making, remixing and writing.
I'm already planning the third. I can't wait.
released October 7, 2013
Produced by Jan Burnett.
Additional guitars by Dave Burnett.
Mastered by Andrew Thompson at Sound Performance.
A brilliant album from an artist at the absolute top of his game. As with all Adam’s music hypnotic and often industrial rhythms run side by side with a tenderness and humanity which is deeply affecting.
Every time I listen to the record I hear something more. From belting should be hits like “Phantom Billions” and “Atheist Money” to more experimental tracks like “Railway Trespassers” this is a classic album that deserves a wide audience.
Reference points include Steve Reich, Adrian Belew’s King Crimson , David Byrne/Brian Eno (My Life in the bush of Ghosts) and 1980s pop luminaries like Thomas Dolby. Truly though Adam Stafford is an original and brilliant artist. Don’t miss the chance to hear his music and see him live. He’s the real deal. markrstirling