Returning after a longlasting hiatus is no mean feat how to stay relevant to plug the gap and come back as strong as where things were left off A Man Called Adams return however is as emphatic as it is endearing Sally Rodgers and Steve Jones are back with a brand new album of melodic emotional popnotpop tracks bringing fresh layers of feeling from warmth and passion to sentimentality and sorrow Displaying a wealth of knowledge gained through two lifetimes spent immersed in music Farmarama showcases a myriad of styles and richness in arrangements Moving from soulful slow jams to lofi disco Balearic house to dub postrock electronica and arthouse ambience there are glistening horizons and windswept beaches conjured up at every turnTake to the likes of Mountains amp Waterfalls Farmarama and Michael and hear dancefloor disco tinges that marry live percussion sultry Rhodes and hearty basslines oozing emotion But venture deeper to uncover a pensive yet equally expressive side to the record through tracks like Higher Powers and Top Of The Lake Take the later as an example a neoclassical slice of magical ambience that wouldnt be out of place soundtracking sweeping views of shimmering scenery Or Spots Of Time beginning as a frenetic glitched out piece of electronica before opening into a brooding breakbeat journeyFull of vintage warmth analogue synths and intricate textures Rodgers Jones and new collaborator Paul Smith combine experimental touches with an undeniable catchiness balancing electronic elements with acoustic sparkles In harmony with this the contemplative poetic verses that considers life as a hidefinition Westworldlike simulation a Farmarama and disco as a way of being meld and morph a conceptual narrative that tugs on the heartstrings of lifeFarmarama then isnt your archetypal album Its an emotionally charged intelligent and enlightening body of work thats Balearic to the bone DJ FeedbackGRAEME PARK Oh my Lord This is superb Absolutely superbFRANCOIS KERVORKIAN Very nice laidback and endearing DANIELLE MOORE CRAZY P This is absolutely beautiful Gorgeous depth lush delicate strong mesmerisingstunning musically and vocally What an inspiration Love all the tracks theres not one I dont like Sits perfectly as an album and bubbles and flows perfectly Stunning Really is the best thing Ive heard in YONKS xHORSE MEAT DISCO SEVERINO Lovely Huge fan since the sLEFTOWWFM Absolutely down with thisLAURENT GARNIER WWFM MEUH Hmmm this is super elegant Love it As always with A MAN CALLED ADAM KENNETH BAGER MUSIC FOR DREAMS Love this album we will as radio support the whole summer with different tracks and we will for sure select one as a powerplay a list several tracks over the next coming months excellent stuff and a smashing return to form HONEY SOUND SYSTEM JASON KENDIG You can definitely hear the musicianship throughout this album Each track twist and turns on its own singular journey Obviously one ear on the dance floor and the other for home grooving or those late night after hours vibes Mountaind and Waterfalls Farmarama and D were personal standoutsJASON BOARDMAN AFFICIONADO Lovely collection of modern sounds with a nod to the past but firmly in the present nice to hear AMCA can still turn it out with ease Personally and probably the tracks i would play the most are Ou Pas That bass line is bugging me The Final Thing Top Of The Lake Glacial Ambient overload Tic Toc Loving the south American vibes on this one and Michael Killer Slowish Jam for the dancefloor Paul Valery At The Disco is proper cosmic disco really well arranged with those freaky keys and Mountains and Waterfalls would get my later night attentionBILL BREWSTER Cant believe I missed this somehow Loads of stuff to get your teeth into here some familiar samples used well Was That All It Was drums for instance some lovely early s vibes in the area and overall a slightly more ethereal impressionistic AMCA than previous outings Like like MIKE HUCKABY Very nice music from himNICK THE RECORD I bloody love itRON BASEJAM JAMES BARON This was not what i was expecting in a very good way love this new grittier sound bravo KRISTIAN RAEDLE INNERVISIONS Oh yes pleaseTH BORO PROJECT CRAIG SMITH Been I while since Ive heard any new AMCA material Liking this LP on st few listens lovely emotive musicPHIL MISON CANTOMA This sounds great Id love to play it PETE GOODING Ah I love Sally and Steve Great to hear thisPABLO VALENTINE MCDE So nice to hear new music from A Band Called Adam Really loving what Ive heard FISH GO DEEP GREG DOWLING Gorgeous lush warm album that will be on repeat in my house a real rewarding listen top marks from me will feature on our radio show next week my favourite track so far is spots of time love itLERI AHEL MUTANT DISCO Great to see A Man Called Adam back Some great tracks here Especially love A and BANDY WILSON SONICA IBIZA Been looking forward to this for ages Sally played a track on my show last year and it sounded fab so cant wait to get the lp Id love a mix from them so I can do a special show if thats an option let me knowIGOR MAJORAN SONICA IBIZA Yes definitely into this what an amazing albumKARLOS SENSE SONICA IBIZA Wow Fucking Amazing AlbumBOGDAN TERRAN SOLVD MAGAZINE Sexy disco stuffSIMON HARRISON BASIC SOUL Its great to have AMCA back and it ticks all the Balearic boxes but its the groove on tracks like quot Ou Pasquot and quotFarmaramaquot that make this lp a treat to listen toDAVID DUNNE RADIO PROGRAMMER Beautiful and lovely to have them back happy to play something off it this week on the showJAMES FLAVOR EPIK Excellent album PETE OAKDEN TH BOROUGH PROJECT I really like this its a nice album Heavy sounds xLOGAN FISHER HAULES BAULES Great to see the return of a band who have played such an important role in many peoples lives Ou Pas is my jam totally infectious and effortless vibes bring the smiles to the dancefloorPONTCHARTRAIN WHISKEY DISCO What a pleasure of an LP Truly original and compelling SOULPHICTION MICHEL BAUMAN Lovely Project great Album Would be awesomeCHRIS TODD CRAZY P Really feeling this oozing with soul and emotion without saying too much the loose and almost random sound of the arrangements really work in its favour Shades of early Moodymann but defiantly doing its own thing a great listenMARC ROBERTS POTATO BEACH CLUB BALI The love that has gone into this is palpable Always been a little soft spot in my heart for this band and theyve repaid it in bucket loads with this Ticks so many boxes for me musically and emotionally expect this to feature in many top albums of lists Just magic Absolute bravo Will be playing this out relentlessly for some time Im sure LEO MAS Yes finally the new album by AMCA Beautiful so complete and emotional Love It Brava Sally amp Steve congratulationsJOEL MARTIN VELVET SEASON HEARTS OF GOLD Having been a fan of AMCAs classic Balearic beats from way back I was super happy to be presented with their new album which is simply stunning For me the standout is the chunky dub tinged Farmarama From the fabulous sultry vocals of Sally Rogers to the subtle use of trumpet and flamenco guitar this track ticks every box and I cant wait to hear it this Summer ANDY WHITTAKER RampS RECORDS This sounds ace Like they never went awayRED RACKEM Oh such a lovely album will play something on Rinse this week Such a sheen on it Shows the years of experiencePHIL COOPER NUNORTHERN SOUL This is a wonderful collection of music would love to play at my winter Ibiza residency La Torre playing every Sunday currentlySo happy to hear Steve and Sally back on production duties love that pair xCHRIS GALLOWAY SOFT ROCKS BRIGHTON FM As usual for A Man Called Adam this is lovely something for everyone on here AFTERLIFE STEVE MILLER Good to see the long awaited return of AMCA Intriguing reflections of the dystopian now Much airplay guaranteed and I will feature in my March show KRISTIAN RAEDLE INNERVISONS Excellent albumPETE HERBERT DISCO DEVIANCE Wow this is amazing like they had never been away for so long Their first original releases were a bit influence for me Loving thisVINYL DREAMS SAN FRANCISCO WOW So glad you brought this my way I really love it Its super loose in all the best ways I think my favourites are Ou Pas Mountains amp Waterfalls Sallys Ladiesbut the whole thing is really lovelyMARCO TENSNAKE wow this is amazing I want it very bad HORSE MEAT DISCO SVERINO PANCETTA Oh yes please I love itMR SHIVER SIZE DOESNT MATTER What a welcome return from A Man called Adam Sounding super fresh and very much relevant This LP is a beauty indeed Music for all occasions I know I will be playing this a lot In summertime even more so BRAVOGARETH SOMMERVILLE ATHENS OF THE NORTH Im a huge AMCA fan and a huge fan of this LP Fantastic IAN BLEVINS ESP INSTITUTION Im gonna pretend its far sunnier when i listen to this Loving the tracks Farmarama and Paul Valery at the Disco especiallyJIM LISTER BRIGHTON FMits great to have them back sounding better than ever future summer anthemsDANNY OLIVER HIGH SOCIETY A lovely album from a Balearic Goddess I really hope this album does well as everyone is doing the whole Balearic thing to death at the moment Farmarama is my pick here CHRIS DE BEURRE HORSE MEAT DISCO Absolutely beautiful Just what I needed on a cold afternoon Production sounds incredible and the vocals are gorgeous Will definitely be adding to my lounge sets this summerDAVID PICKERING ONE MILLION SUNSETS Lovely piece of work the more downtempo It all fits in really nicely with the new wonky pop stuff Ive been getting into recently Great to see its getting a vinyl release as wellJEF K What a bombDJ MAG RADIO FRANK MCWEENY Killer albumCHRIS COCO This sounds great Ladies of Electronica is the last track on this weeks Melodica show Thats my favourite on the albumANDY SIMMS SOFT ROCKS What a great album been listening all morning Great return I dont think I can pick a favourite Like bumping into an old friend you havent seen in years Lovely stuff WILLIE GRAF So happy to see a new album from AMCA Its hard to come back after so long Im sure but they have kept their Balearic feeling and brought it to modern times Feeling the whole album Interesting to hear them incorporating samples into their sound Favourite tunes so far are Mountains And Waterfalls Farmarama Michael and Tic Toc Great sounds for summer on the white isleJIM ANGEL SANCHO PANZA This little beauty has been on repeat in my kitchen We think weve got them to play at Campo on Sunday afternoon th July mums the word for now as we havent finalised it but really hope it happens itll be brilliant and of course youd be most welcome if you fancy it br
Farmarama – A Man Called Adam
Farmarama – A Man Called Adam
Farmarama – A Man Called Adam
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