Adam Ross Littoral Zone (Ecomix)

Release date:
July 12, 2024
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The second solo album by Adam Ross - a musician described by Folk Radio as "one of Scotland’s most talented singers and songwriters” – produced by multiple Scottish Album Of The Year Award nominated composer/multi-instrumentalist Andrew Wasylyk and released on London label Fika Recordings. The album is a heavily lyrical collection of warped 70s-esque indie-folk ballads inspired by Adam’s relocation to the coast. The title, Littoral Zone, is a term used to define where the sea meets the land but also a nod to a style of direct, literary observations about the people, landscapes and states of mind Adam has discovered since moving there. The lyrics cover themes of nature, politics, faith, love and death and are surrounded by Andrew’s deft production featuring luscious string ensembles and brass. The writing of the album saw Adam move away from guitar and onto piano, having bought a slightly battered upright piano from a local antiques warehouse as a first priority after moving house in 2021. Chords, melodies and musical ideas were recorded on Adam's phone before lyrics were slowly built up during his walks on the beach and clifftops around the village of St Cyrus where he now lives. Songs like Free Will and Union Gary chart and exaggerate the at-times ridiculous minutiae of day-to-day life, with the latter musing on British foreign policy via the prism of an unkempt garden. The Going and I Get It Wrong pay tribute to the natural beauty and mystery of coastal landscapes while Brambles falls into the musical tradition of the murder ballad, with a story loosely based on an amalgamation of true events. The album's darker edges can also be discovered in Shrinking and Ego which dwell on aging and self-doubt, however Apogee looks to counterbalance such themes with a pure outpouring of love. 1. Free Will 2. Apogee 3. Shrinking 4. Caught The Sun 5. Ego 6. Union Gary 7. I Get It Wrong 8. Life Is Not A Competition 9. Brambles 10. The Going

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