adelaide's green horizon
Adelaide are straight outta Portland, Oregon. They have that sound that the kids love. Some might say like Maserati, Yume Bitsu, M83, Album Leaf, Emery Reel. A fascination with the combinations of sound and image led them to create a live show that includes 16mm film projections, electronics and live instrumentation. Rhodes, guitar, bass, synthesizer, and drums twist into soundscapes that provide a pulsing soundtrack to live projections of found footage.
Adelaide isn't just a band; it's a group of archeologists. After forming last summer, the Portland quintet dug through reels and reels of old 16mm film to find scratchy, yellowed footage featuring early-20th-century city life. Projected behind the band during shows, the films have a strange voyeuristic quality when accompanied by Adelaide's spacey compositions that mix ethereal electronics and minimal guitar and drum parts. It honestly feels like you're spying on a quaint past from the complex confines of the future.
Buy their CD over at CD Baby and catch them out on their extensive North American tour.
Adelaide - Green Horizon
Adelaide - Games Without End
Adelaide - Bones of Things