ADEM
Love and Other Planets

[Domino Records, www.dominorecordco.com]

PSAPP
The Only Thing I Ever Wanted

[Domino Records, www.dominorecordco.com]

These are two most recent albums that will surely get you on your way to slumberland.
Adem Ilhan loves that homey atmosphere.  He's more likely an introverted, stay-at-home guy who prefers a glass of aged red wine rather than a pint of ale at a smoke-filled bar.  With a mind of a folk-freak, Adem steps up to the plate with his second release [you know - that all important milestone in the catalogue that determines whether fans will stay or leave].  "Love and Other Planets" is about [surprise, surprise!] space.  From a thematic standpoint, this may be fine, but does the music hold?  As mesmerizing as ever, Adem has retained that drowsy voice - that voice that can lull you to slumberland, the voice that can make you drowsy while driving down the highway [car listening should be banned outright].  Like a whiny Nick Drake and an equally persuasive Bonnie Prince Billy, he simply has this peculiarly warm quality to his vocal chords.  So warm in fact, that whatever he may sputter throughout the album, all is forgiven.  If he was gurgling on about a terrible accident, you'd still be fooled into believing it was the greatest lullaby in the world.  Soft, underplayed guitars along with occasional tambourines and hushed percussion are played in such a way as not to disturb the listener who is aiming at getting some much needed sleep.  Stress relief or the perfect accompaniment for a fireplace, let this record be your little bed-time companion.
A duo made up of Galia Durant and Carim Clasmann, Psapp is another ear-caressing outfit guaranteed to make your sleep experience much more pleasurable.  Adem's obsession may have been space, while Psapp are nutty on cats - everything having to do with felines, in fact.  Delicate to the point of whispers, Durant's vocals are lightweight feathers dropping on a soft lawn.  Still to the point of excess, they just float on by, while a bed of sound develops ahead.  Hardest thing is putting a category to their music.  Is this electronic folk, just because synths and electronics are heavily used?  Is it folk music just because violins and guitars pop in and out?  Is it simply pop music as you can hum all the melodies first time around?  I'm not sure how to qualify these sounds, other than to simply state that as a whole, they make for enticing dream-quality music.  These tiny trinket-like sounds - spoons?  forks?  bells? - seem to colour the landscape.  Instead of threatening to sound experimental, they end having a child-like quality to them.  Intermittent uniformity is their only drawback.  Otherwise, we're in for a fun ride to sleepy time.

- Tom Sekowski


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RECENZJE

+ Brasil - Wander Till Spring
+ Dom - Edge of Time
+ Ribot/Taylor/Campbell/Grimes - Spiritual Unity
+ Ananda Shankar - Ananda Shankar
+ Orkiestra pw. św. Mikołaja i Roman Kumłyk i Czeremosz - Huculskie Muzyki
+ Uusitalo - Tukenkantaja
+ Dawid Szczęsny - Unheard Threats
+ Like A Stuntman - Stan Place
+ Shinto - Sekai
+ Guido Schneider - Focus On
+ Sasse - Made Within The Upper Stairs Of Heaven
+ My Robot Friend - Dial O
+ The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
+ Savas Pascalidis - Saigon Nightmare
+ On/Off - We Are On
+ OMR - Superheroes Crash
+ Monolake - Plumbicon Versions
+ Jeff Mills & The National Orchestra Of Montpellier - Blue Potential
+ Lofty znalezione w sekendhendach
+ Living Things - Ahead Of The Lions
+ The Liars - Drum's Not Dead
+ Lesbians On Ecstasy - Lesbians On Ecstasy
+ The Lasergun Compilation Vol. II
+ Marsen Jules - Les Fleurs
+ Inch-Time - As The Moon Draws Water
+ The Hacker - A.N.D. N.O.W.
+ Guther - Sundet
+ Renato Figoli - Serotonin Smile
+ Eccentris: Skin Is In
+ The DFA - Remixes
+ Vath & Rother - Springlove
+ DAT Politics - Wow Twist
+ Codec & Flexor - Killermachine
+ Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Etiquette
+ One Second Bridge - One Second Bridge
+ Blood Music - Sing A Song Fighter!
+ Birdy Nam Nam - Birdy Nam Nam
+ Benni Hemm Hemm - Benni Hemm Hemm
+ Aux 88 - Aux 88
+ Split EP 2

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+ JASPER LEYLAND - Margin
+ WILL HOLSHOUSER TRIO - Singing to a Bee
+ OUTPUTMESSAGE - Nebulae
+ MARCO FERNANDES / HANS FJELLESTAD / HACO / JAKOB RIIS - Haco Hans Jakob Marco
+ SPUNK - En Aldeles Forferdelig Sykdom
+ BRIAN LEBER - Till
+ THE NETHER DAWN - Whiskey Mute-Down
+ RYUICHI SAKAMOTO - Shining Boy & Little Randy / Chasm / Bricolages
+ VARIOUS ARTISTS - Creative Outlaws:  US Underground 1962 - 1970
+ THEME - Our Angels Dislocated
+ VARIOUS ARTISTS - From the Closet to the Charts: Queer Noises 1961 - 1978
+ FUMIO YASUDA - Las Vegas Rhapsody - The Night They Invented Champagne
+ JUANA MOLINA - Son
+ TOMAS PHILIPS / DEAN KING - Á Travers Le Bord
+ SISSY - All Under
+ WIESENDANGER / WEBER / ULRICH - We Concentrate.
+ MORRISSEY - Ringleader of the Tormentors
+ EXPERIMENTAL AUDIO RESEARCH - Worn to a Shadow
>> ADEM - Love and Other Planets / PSAPP - The Only Thing I Ever Wanted
+ JEHRO - Jehro
+ EXTRA GOLDEN - OK-Oyot System
+ GIOVANNI MANCUSO - Alphabet Music / LABORATORIO NOVAMUSICA EXPERIMENTAL UNIT - Compressione Dialettica alla Mente / GIOVANNI MANCUSO - Black Film
+ DAC CROWELL / KURT DOLES - Mercury
+ PETER WRIGHT - Pariahs Sing Om
+ KTU - 8 Armed Monkey / MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO - At the Center / BEANS - Only
+ THE SOUND DIMENSION - Jamaica Soul Shake, Vol. 1
+ INCH-TIME - As The Moon Draws Water
+ POLWECHSEL - Archives of the North
+ TIVOL - Interstellar Overbike
+ LYCIA - The Burning Circle and Then Dust
+ VITOR JOAQUIM - Flow
+ PAULINE OLIVEROS - The Roots of the Momente / Primordial Lift

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WYWIADY / RELACJE

+ Otwarta formuła - Rozmowa z gitarzystą zespołu Plum - Rafałem Piekoszewskim.
+ Pierwotne emocje - Rozmowa z Muńkiem Staszczykiem, wokalistą zespołu T.Love
+ Muzyka dla outsiderów - Rozmowa z wokalistą i gitarzystą zespołu Komety - Lesławem