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Adam Stafford

Fire Behind The Curtain (Song, by Toad)

By • May 9th, 2018 • Category: long players

Following a break from making intensely angular indie pop songs to produce his 40 minute photo album soundtrack ‘Reverse Drift’, Stafford has set his stall somewhere in-between these with this collection of 13 filmic tracks.

As ever taking a series of looped passages of voice and guitar, Stafford builds up insistent and infuriatingly catchy themes that will stick in your head all day.

Largely vocal-free, it does take its blueprint from 2013’s Scottish Album of the Year-nominated ‘Imaginary Walls Collapse’.

From the delicately oriental ‘River Search’ to the apocalyptic ‘Museum of Grinding Dicks’, these atmospheric vignettes will conjure up their own imagery, and soundtrack the films in your own head.

This review originally appeared in the Falkirk Herald

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