Moss Side Story by Barry Adamson

Barry Adamson’s records are getting the reissue treatment thanks to Mute. Adamson is currently a member of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds and formerly a member of Magazine and The Birthday Party, so major alt-heritage runs through his veins. Moss Side Story offers a taste of his solo craftings, making the soundtrack to film that doesn’t exist.

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Moss Side Story by Barry Adamson
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9/10 The Doc 8th August 2016

Marvellously complex avant-garde compositions here from ex-Magazine man and original Bad Seed Barry Adamson. Moss Side Story is the soundtrack to a film-noir set in Manchester's notorious inner-city shithole, with the only rub being that the film doesn't exist - except in Adamson's head. There are some really great atmospherics in here - screams, sirens, breaking glass tinkling over spaced-out soundscapes, with a whole dollop of crazy jazz-type stylings screeching and whirling around over the top of it.

He conjures the Manchester vibe perfectly - rain, fog, tower blocks, streetlights that don't work, burnt out cars, desolate urban spaces - and it's so effective visually that you come away from it feeling it's a shame no one's ever picked his brain and got him to direct the film It's a really intelligent record, musically and sonically, and it's dense as hell to boot so is worthy of playing over and over again. Very, very good indeed.



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