Arthur Adam (Netherlands, born 1980) makes music out of deep personal need/urge. He whispers, hums, shouts, amazes. Has his own musical universe. Roughly between Radiohead and Jeff Buckley, between Satie and Coltrane, between Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens, Wilco and Joni Mitchell. Makes occasional pop songs, sometimes an a cappella jazz piece, then a mini rock opera, but mostly just intriguing melancholic music to take a good listen to. Songs are available on Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, everywhere.
When he performs Arthur aims for the being-in-the-moment, recreating the song on the spot. Therefore he often plays with eyes closed, in order to dissolve in/into the song. Arthur has a beautiful voice with a range of three and a half octaves and is not afraid to use it. He accompanies himself on guitar or bass guitar, or keys, but mostly on his Excalibur: a 1963 Gibson ES120T. As a true multi-instrumentalist, on his own album he usually plays all instruments himself.
-the experimental album In a Cabin With (In a Cabin with, 2007) was recorded in a wooden house in Sweden. It became album of the week at Holland's leading indie website VPRO3voor12 and at MySpace Benelux.
-the pop/rock album Awake (Jammm records, 2010) brought him a gig on Holland's top tv show DWDD and lots of airplay. At that time Arthur shared his management and record company with Anneke van Giersbergen/Agua d’Annique.
-Pulse (The Music Whisperer, 2012), recorded in his miniature home studio in Glanerbrug, near the German border, got raving reviews and was released on the prestigious Crossing Border Festival. Pulse is sold with a magazine (The Music Whisperer) that is mainly about Arthur Adam and the creative process that led to Pulse.
-album #4 will be released September 12th, 2014. It’s Arthur’s most optimistic album: Magic, Light
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