This new record from Adrian Crowley sees the songwriter further expand his folk oeuvre; six records in, his lyrical style has become as measured and distinct as a Bill Callahan, while his arrangements are able to bring out the same intricacies as Lambchop 'Some Blue Morning' is the work of a folk professional.
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8/10 Clinton Staff review, 06 November 2014
I can’t spend ALL morning looking for the missing Adrian Crowley promo but just as I was about to give up a CD appeared in my hand. Thank God. I was really starting to panic. Two minutes into the opening title track, Adrian’s chocolate brown croon is already soothing my shattered soul. First coming to my attention with his marvellous ‘When You Are Here You Are Family’ album, Adrian has continued release records every couple of years whilst I generally unintentionally ignore him. I’m pleased to see he is now signed to Chemikal Underground and is sporting a most agreeable beard.
‘Some Blue Morning’ is a lovely album full of rich tones, its like a particularly well-decorated welcoming drawing room full of muted autumnal colours. He’s sounding more and more like Leonard Cohen than ever, his voice seeming to have dropped an octave sitting like a bird on a wire above the reverb drenched arrangements full of finger picked acoustic guitars and dramatic violin flourishes. I particularly like the more downcast tracks - Adrian has a great poetic turn of phrase that works really well on tracks like ‘Trouble’ with its lovely lilting melody. You are going to like this if you like Tindersticks, Lambchop, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen. A moody introspective album for those dark days of winter.
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