Friday, March 04, 2005

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

1 Comments:

At 5:53 PM, Anonymous Adelaide said...

my name is Adelaide. do you sing?

 

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