Nature Recordings (Vinyl, 2010)
The Man Who Invented Himself
Lillian, I Love You
Dawn Rain/Grissom Aloft
The Eighth Tower (parts i-iv)
Most of the record is sang and played by me, but the exasperatingly gifted Steven Collins of The Owl Service helped me out with the music for ‘Lillian’, and drone authority Pat Gubler (aka P.G. Six) helped me out with various parts of The Eighth Tower suite. It’s the most cohesive thing I’ve ever produced and I’m really pleased with it.
Terrascope online say:
“Adam Leonard’s 3rd LP “Nature Recordings” betrays his Syd Barrett-as-interpreted-by-Robyn Hitchcock influences with excellent results, particularly on “The Man Who Invented Himself” which kicks off this smashing little offering. “Lillian I Love You” is a sublime piece of pop, whilst “Dawn Rain” is an Anji-esque workout which showcases Leonard’s talent on the old string box. “The Archaeologist” is a fair enough take on Roy Harper, but most intriguing and ambitious of all is the side long (yes this will be out on vinyl as well) “The Eighth Tower parts I to IV” a meandering yet still focussed concept exploring both Leonard’s pastoral and more experimental leanings with further nods towards Harper and Barrett/Hitchcock as well as the more meditative school of Krautrock and acid-folk.
This is a curious little gem of an album and one that should delight the discerning listener, time and again”.
Label: The Great Pop Supplement
Cat: GPS63, released November 2010.