“Within the first moments of hearing the wonderfully-accomplished ‘Nature Recordings‘ album from Adam Leonard, it is clear that there is something very special waiting in store. The rich production with its magically soothing warming tones sets the stage for an incredibly well-crafted, cohesive release which deftly displays Adam’s particular gift for blending traditional psychedelic-rock and psychedelic-folk elements whilst also maintaining a thoroughly ‘modern’ aesthetic to his work”.
Folk Radio UK
“Haunting, magnetic, magical & essential”.
Mark Barton, God Is In The TV
“Excellent … sublime … intriguing … ambitious … This is a curious little gem of an album and one that should delight the discerning listener, time and again.”
Terrascope Online on ‘Nature Recordings’
“Charming, ramshackle album that whirls and fidgets round the muddy pastoral fields of middle England; here, a little Robyn Hitchcock, there some Syd Barrett whimsy and Swell Maps pout… even the odd sarcastic E. Smith colloquialism. Nice.”
Everett True, Plan B Magazine on ‘Leonardism’
Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
Stephen McCauley, BBC Radio Foyle / BBC Radio Ulster
“Leonard has developed a signature style and it’s working well … the whole thing has the ramshackle feel of a bumpy journey in the south of France.”
“An almost Syd-era Floyd psych nugget.”
“The Message Tapes are played out on an acoustic guitar, but with Leonard’s slightly distant vocal. Containing an off the wall sample and his dry, infectious picks, this is just totally compelling material. A very clever and intriguing collection”.
“Excellent. A Barrett-esque piece of dark psych-pop”.
Boa Melody Bar
“Music For A Slow Motion Film sees Adam sitting on a rock on the sea shore playing a mandolin while the wind whips his gravelled voice into a swirling echo”.
‘Careless Talk Costs Lives’ Magazine
“Single Of The Week” (‘It Happened On A Day’ 10″)
“Syd Barrett meets The Fall … Ominous folk”.
“Spooky and effect-laden, like George Harrison trying to write his own version of Space Oddity. A round of applause please for Mr. Adam Leonard”.
“A Drakeish air and an English drift”.
“Manages to recall the glories of a British folk rock past whilst sounding wonderfully unique and fresh”.
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