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Steve Adey

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom (2005 – present)

Steve Adey (born, Birmingham, England) is a singer, songwriter, and former recording engineer.

Steve Adey has released one album and various EP’s & singles. His 2006 debut album ‘’All Things Real’’ was released through independent record label Grand Harmonium Records.

Steve Adey’s music is commonly described as “slowcore”, a sub-genre characterised by slow tempos and minimalist arrangements. His music covers many styles and genres from baroque pop through folk and most recently (on his These Resurrections EP) classical and avant-garde.

Music journos often categorise his piano, vocal led songs as Americana, folk and singer songwriter, but also acknowledge a harder, less generic, left of mainstream approach; No Ripcord’s Simon Briercliffe writes “His voice is rich and carries on long after it’s comfortable, at times far louder and more in your ear than is comfortable, leaving you hanging on every word.” ‘All Things Real’ was critically well received. Writers generally warmed to the album’s introspective songs and well chosen covers. US journal for improvised and progressive music ‘Signal to Noise’ heralded the album as “haunting folk into straight-up epic territory.” Many reviews picked up on the integration of hi-fidelity crossed with a lo fi, home made approach. Sunday Times critic Mark Edwards: ‘The secret lies in the gap between Adey’s main influences: on the one hand, the mournful, home-made alt-country of Will Oldham and Smog; on the other, the pristine atmospheres of the Blue Nile and Talk Talk.

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  • FutureOfTheLeft

    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/steveadey

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • FutureOfTheLeft

    Unreleased track from The Tower of Silence: https://soundcloud.com/grand-harmonium/happy-gulls

    11 Mar 2013 Reply
  • shivaki07

    POLISH REVIEW www.laboratoriummuzycznychfuzji.com/2013/03/probowkowe-recenzje-steve-adey-tower-of.html Steve Adey – pewnie niewielu mówi coś ta osobowość, ale nic w tym dziwnego, kiedy mamy do czynienia z człowiekiem… czynu, który muzykę, a nie sławę, traktuje priorytetowo. Zadebiutował w 2006 roku dobrze przyjętym albumem „All Things Real” i długo kazał sobie czekać na wznowienie działalności w postaci kolejnego albumu długogrającego. Spytacie się – co można zdziałać przez 6 lat – ano można odrobić lekcję skandynawskiej melancholii, która od początku do końca przebija się przez najnowsze wydawnictwo uzurpujące do miana protoplasty future i electronic folku - „The Tower Of Silence”.

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Malik6661

    ^^

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • mynameisalive

    The Tower of Silence is sonically perfect and has some of his best stuff on it. Jon Mitch, I would rather have 35 minutes of consistently brilliant music without any bollocks...and to be left wanting for more is surely a good thing!

    22 Dec 2012 Reply
  • jonmichtheword

    Finding the new album difficult to get into. More appreciating then enjoying, so far, although All things real was a slow burner, too. Some of the songs are too short an leave you wanting more. The Field is majestic and is classic Steve Adey. Tomorrow is epic and massive - Sigur Ros like. The album lasts for just short of 35minutes. I want more.

    21 Dec 2012 Reply
  • tosarah

    absolutely phenomenal.

    20 Dec 2012 Reply
  • welovefridays

    Massively under appreciated artist. The new album Tower of Silence is absolutely phenomenal.

    24 Nov 2012 Reply
  • coxy

    Laughing (Demo) is amazing. http://coxy.co/post/33856067770/

    18 Oct 2012 Reply
  • mynameisalive

    new lp coming soon (-'

    25 Sep 2012 Reply
  • misspech

    just wait...you will be massive!

    30 May 2012 Reply
  • Mariakjellvandz

    Much ♥ for Steve.

    13 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Mariakjellvandz

    Mississippi is my all time favourite.

    13 Oct 2011 Reply
  • slowdummy

    The Dylan cover sublime

    17 Jun 2011 Reply
  • OMDaddy

    YOU are excellent!

    31 May 2011 Reply
  • Leg_Teaser

    A new album is coming out later in the year, so they say. A prelude five song EP is out next month. Previews on myspace sound immense! Not for the faint-hearted tho!

    16 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Lloyd_Bumble

    Another album Steve, please

    26 Mar 2010 Reply
  • HOWtcapawa

    i declare this guy a genius. His unrecognisable and challenging version of Dylans Shelter from the storm is A LESSON for all wannabe singer songwriters who think about copying great songs. His own Mississippi is equally brilliant and probably the saddest song ever along with my Motion picture soundtrack.

    10 Jan 2010 Reply
  • HOWtcapawa

    I still listen to Mississipi on repeat.

    5 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Northward

    when is it due?

    26 Nov 2009 Reply
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