May 22, 2015
This week’s Album of the Week is The Garden from Robin Adams
“There is somewhat of a renaissance in Scottish folk and acoustic music at the present time. Celtic soul is in abundance and Glaswegian Robin Adams with his new album, ‘The Garden’, should be considered one of its greatest exponents. Based around his musings on Vincent Van Gogh, ‘The Garden’, presents an understated delight of open tunings and Nick Drake like arrangements.
Recorded in his home overlooking his garden, Adams was able to record the majority of the album on his own calling in occasional musicians to add subtle instrumentation, the most noticeable of which being the cello. This lends ‘The Garden’ a gentle and introspective air which is compelling nonetheless. Vocally Adams is reminiscent of Don Mclean in certain moments but such statements detract from Adams’s originality and distinctiveness. This is an album that has many hidden depths which reveal themselves with repeated listens. It’s a treat.”
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