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Adam Stafford


Mare Music

Sat 29 Jun 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Old Lab
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH9 1PLUnited Kingdom
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0131 560 1580
Age Group: 16+
Duration: 3h
Contains flashing lights. Standing only event. For access information please contact the venue directly.

Gerry Loves Records are delighted to announce the release of Daylight Slavings by Adam Stafford with a launch show at Summerhall’s Old Lab on Saturday 29 June. This new long player is Stafford’s 12th solo album and will be available digitally and on limited edition 12” vinyl. To welcome the record, Stafford will lead a trio at Summerhall, with support from Bell Lungs.

Musically we are in the imagined cinematic zone of midnight drives through threatening deserts and rain-swept plains, post-industrial throb of red haze in black skies, stuttering shadows in glistening ice palaces and an existential horror film about a middle aged suburban man who has convinced himself he has a brutal snuff film in his closet. But it’s not all terror and twilight foreboding, Stafford is at his most musically tender and poignant on ‘Catatonic Owls’ and the album closer ‘Daylight Slavings‘ which sees a burst of trombones and trumpets bringing illuminating shafts of light from the troubled heavens.

"He is crafting filigree melodies. These are underpinned by cavernous synths. Stafford then uses lighter tones to add shading and detail and to create something awe inspiring"God is in The TV
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