Entkommen People

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Hello. I have a new ‘single’ out. Commercial it ain’t as it’s a 12 minute Krautrock style thing over 2 sides of a 7″. The marvellous Polytechnic Youth were kind enough to release it as a limited edition of 250 copies (now sold out at source), but I have a few copies left over at bandcamp if you’d like one. I’m happy to sign them or whetever. They are individually numbered and come with a sticker.

If you’re in the UK I’m happy to sell outside of bandcamp… email me on adamleonard@hotmail.com. Cheers!

Words:

“Polytechnic Youth has been on something of a release spree of late. This absorbing single from the previously low-key Adam Leonard is apparently one of three seven-inch singles the label is releasing simultaneously. Split into two equally otherworldly parts, “Entkommen” is a meditative Berlin-School composition built around spacey, elongated modular pulses, fuzzy 1970s synthesizer chords, sci-fi effects and languid, rippling organ melodies that slowly rise and fall throughout. It’s undeniably “kosmiche” in nature, recalling in parts very early Tangerine Dream, Dieter Moebius and Conrad Schnitzler. It’s drowsy, alien and hugely atmospheric, suggesting that Adam Leonard is not only a student of those landmark German artists, but also a very capable musician.” (JUNO)


“The second of March’s trio of killer Polytechnic Youth 45s is a mighty extended piece of slow building Berlin school-esque electronica extended over 2 sides of a 33rpm disk, recorded by Adam Leonard; initially from a batch of 18 tracks recorded at varying times over the last six years.

‘Entkommen’ is his first release for the label here, and both artist and label rather liked the idea of one extended track across two sides of a 45, whereby the listener must flip the disc at a half way point to continue the piece. It struck us as increasingly unusual and works a treat here…

Adam has amassed a number of acclaimed releases in varying styles, and across a number of esteemed labels over the years. Last year’s full band release (Invaderband) being shortlisted for a Northern Ireland music prize 2017 and was 6Music recommended. Not to mention previous releases in collaboration with The Owl Service and P.G Six.

His electronic home recordings are all well worth investigating and Polytechnic Youth proudly releases the first fruits of those sessions right here. A numbered, limited edition vinyl only 7” hand numbered to 250 copies.”

 

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Everybody’s talkin’ ’bout Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism …

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‘Leonardism’ CD – Signed, numbered edition of 50 copies. There’s about 15 left. Go for it:

https://adamleonard.bandcamp.com/album/leonardism

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The Drifter’s Escape

Entkommen

Gosh it’s been quiet here. Even tumbleweed would have been an exciting distraction. I’ve kind of been pretty full-on with Invaderband this year, but the good news is The Poseidon Adventure re-soundtrack is virtually finished and will be released next year. In advance of that, a track from it entitled ‘Entkommen’ (meaning ‘Escape’) will be broadcast at this years 5th The Dark Outside event (‘A site specific 24 hour FM radio broadcast in a place where you might never hear it’) on 23rd Sept 2017.

The track will also be released in a physical format by the superb Polytechnic Youth label early 2018.

A bright red seventeen

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The Invaderband album is now out at the start of 2017. Blame me for not realising how long vinyl takes to press. However people who ordered the vinyl will still get the album on the original release date of 25th November, albeit on a CD (pictured) instead. The vinyl will then follow around Christmas time.

The street date for the album is now 6th Jan 2017.

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Invaderband Is Nigh

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It’s been a while. Sorry I’ve been quiet. Life, etc.

But I’m delighted to finally be able to announce my next record. It is the self-titled debut album from Invaderband. And I believe it’s the best thing I’ve ever been involved with. It will be released on 25th November on Digital Download and Vinyl LP formats.

Pre-orders of the vinyl edition will also bag you a free & exclusive 3-track CDr of previously unreleased Invaderband material. These tracks will not be made available in any other way, ever. An instant rarity. Anyway, you can listen to the opening track and pre-order here.

 

If you don’t want to use bandcamp, you can also pre-order a copy directly from me, which is fine and dandy as it means I won’t have to pay bandcamp or paypal fees.

To enter into such a shady deal, drop me a line at adamleonard@hotmail.com

 

When someone attacks your imagination

Invaderband ‘Attack Of The Pod People’ – 3 track single OUT NOW!

Digital download:
Bandcamp
Amazon
iTunes
Google Play

Limited Edition CD available via https://adamleonard.bandcamp.com/merch

Official website: http://invaderband.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/invaderbandmusic

After being played by Steve Lamacq a couple of times, the single has been put on the BBC 6 Music Recommends Playlist. Woah!

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