HOMESONGS

Adem | WIG129 | Released: 28/03/04

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Homesongs is set in and around the domestic environment from whence it sprang. Demoed first in his tiny bedroom in Whitechapel and later recorded in his slightly more spacious apartment in Stoke Newington, it was made with just two borrowed catch-all mics and a computer in the corner so old that it had to be wrapped in Adem's duvet to baffle the motor hum. Homesongs is all about the ringing of strings between notes, intakes of breath and old and odd "real" instruments. Harmoniums wheeze into life as if borrowed from Ivor Cutler's Scottish Living Room, an autoharp twangs to the light impact of a pencil, a child's toy clicks, and a glockenspiel provides lone accompaniment on a "Long Drive Home", and nowhere is a drum-kit to be found. "There's a lot of strange stuff on the record that the casual listener wouldn't necessarily notice, but is there in the atmosphere of the tracks," says Adem.

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  • 01. Statued
     
  • 02. Ringing in my ear
     
  • 03. Gone away
     
  • 04. Cut
     
  • 05. These are your friends
     
  • 06. Everything you need
     
  • 07. Long drive home
     
  • 08. Pillow
     
  • 09. One in a million
     
  • 10. There will always be
     
 
 
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  • Side A
    01. Statued
     
  • 02. Ringing in my ear
     
  • 03. Gone away
     
  • 04. Cut
     
  • 05. These are your friends
     
  • Side B
    01. Everything you need
     
  • 02. Long drive home
     
  • 03. Pillow
     
  • 04. One in a million
     
  • 05. There will always be
     
 
 
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FILES BY ADEM

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Listen to: Oh My Lover
by Adem
 
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Listen to: Statued
by Adem
 
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Listen to: There Will Always Be
by Adem