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Homesongs

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An amazingly beautiful record from ADEM, known best for his work with KIEREN HEBDEN (FOUR TET) in FRIDGE. His debut solo affair declares Adem's direction towards full-on singing, something he did not start doing until 2002. His crackling sincerity pours through with veteran-like dynamics, crawling over bluesy folk arrangements with a nod to pop structures, experimentation, & drenched souls begging to see the sun.

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By Adem Ilhan's own admission his former band, the critically lauded electronic trio Fridge, played instrumental music because "none of us could sing." On his solo debut, however, the bespectacled and bearded English songwriter loses his last name and finds his voice. While his former partner Keiran Hebden keeps pushing the band's woozy instrumental agenda forward as Four Tet, Adem offers up a set of serene, stripped-down folk songs. Yes, his whispery vocals are crude and his mastery of baroque instruments a bit shaky, but it hardly matters as he invests so much emotion and eloquence into songs like "There Will Always Be" and jubilant "These Are Your Friends." It's about time someone provided the missing link between Bjork and Badly Drawn Boy. -- Aidin Vaziri

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Statued
  2. Ringing In My Ear
  3. Gone Away
  4. Cut
  5. These Are Your Friends
  6. Everything You Need
  7. Long Drive Home
  8. Pillow
  9. One In A Million
  10. There Will Always Be


Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 27, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Domino
  • ASIN: B0002CHK0E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #440,982 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Whether Fridge remains together or not I don't know, but by listening to Adem's "Homesongs," and having been so impressed with Four Tet's two wondrous CDs -the work of Kieran Hebden, first member of Fridge to record on his own- it is clear that their imaginative and diverse brand of post-Rock will continue to yield gems through its members.
Adem, the bassist of the aforementioned band, takes, in this album, a different path than Hebden has. Where Four Tet has stretched and morphed prior Electronica boundaries, bringing cinematic quality to melancholia and a expanded sonic palette, Adem moves closer to Folk, a hushed and intimate vision of what he sees and expects.
Now, to call Folk "hushed and intimate" is hardly a insight, yet Adem's brand of it manages to accomplish something personal and extremely worthwhile. Simplicity is key here, yet simplicity that cannot be confused with timidity nor the absence of emotional depth. Also, there are enough -yet subtle and spare- hints of Electronica to make this album fairly original.
There are no duds here, yet certain songs are remarkable enough to be singled out. "Ringing in My Ear, "Gone Away," "Cut, and "These Are Your Friends" are astounding examples of why "Homesongs" may end up mentioned as one of the best things that comes out this year.
"These Are Your Friends," particularly, shows that this guy may be no fluke. Listen to how the song, unpretentiously develops into a chant as the chorus grows in passion -repeating "everybody needs some help sometimes"- and seamlessly returns to its soft-sung beginning. It may even remind you of some early Beta Band tunes.
For the sake of situating him someplace along people you may already know, I would compare him to another two young, great new artists, Gravenhurst and Jim Moray.
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Having been one of the founding members of Post-rock band "Fridge", instrumentalist & performer "Adem Illhan", decided that making a move towards a solo career, would free him from the trappings of his previous "Post-rock" band. Those expecting a continuation of his previous work, will be disappointed to see that this bears little resemblance. Instead of the complex indie Rock & Cerebral Ambient Techno that earmarked Fridge's work, this is far more Reflective & subdued affair. Working within the relatively new "Folktronica" genre (Folk & Electronica), it more resembles the work of the Adem's friend 'Kieran Hebden' (better known as the electronic instrumental genius behind "Four tet").

But where Four Tet, are predominantly instrumental, Adem has taken the same approach to laid-back and elegant Indie Electronic arrangements, but stepped out from behind the mixing desk, and laid down touching Folk-inspired songs of touching beauty that is a curious mix of singer/songwriter songs mixed with subtle electronica & Acoustic Guitar.

On the opener "Statued" there's an almost fireplace warmth to the proceeds, with gentle brushes of electronic introspection & a slightly haunting feel, accentuated by Adems bittersweet vocal. The folk-styled vocal accompaniment to this tacks give the songs far more depth & substance, than being an instrumental version could possibly hope to achieve.
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This album is by far the best investment I have made this year. This CD has not left my player since I bought it 2 months ago. Adem plays a type of folk that really reaches out to the listener on a very real emotional level. These songs will touch you in a very personal way(not in a molesting type way I assure you).

I highly recommend to fans of Sufjan, NMH, and The Decemberists. Those are the type of people that will most likely dig this album the most. Now I count the days until he releases a new one....
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