High Passes

by Bracken

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    This new opus from Chris Adams is an incredibly diverse and ambitious work spread over 2LPs showcasing his distinctive brand of hip-hop influenced electronic production skills and heartfelt song craft. Very limited stock left on this beauty!

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    This new opus from Chris Adams is an incredibly diverse and ambitious work spread over 13 tracks, showcasing his distinctive brand of hip-hop influenced electronic production skills and heartfelt song craft. His best release yet? We think so!

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about

‘High Passes’ is the brand new album from Hood co-founder Chris Adams under his Bracken moniker. After previously delivering albums for labels as high profile as Domino, Anticon and Slumberland, Chris has now hooked up with Home Assembly Music for his most far-reaching and ambitious work yet.

‘High Passes’ is a record made for both huddled northern terraced streets and imaginary basement clubs. From the opening Portishead-ish kraut thump of ‘Slow Release’ to the sunny side up, LA inflected, hip-hop lollop of ‘Invest In Aquacar’, to the faded 70’s analogue synth swirl of ‘Branch Hid Sky’ and the sumptuous electronic pop of ‘Ghostly’, ‘High Passes’ is a calling card for Adams’ versatility and his remarkable production and songwriting skills.

We also get haunting, Ballard-esque, dystopian love songs (‘Still Here’) and even smudged, brooding, outsider house (‘Ravenser Odd II’) revealing ‘High Passes’ to be almost a distillation of everything great about electronic music in the last twenty years.

The prevailing influence of his highly acclaimed post rock troupe Hood is still much in evidence throughout, both in Adams’ wistful, treated vocals and in the effortless leap-frogging of genres. ‘Masked Headlands’ in particular recalls Hood’s ’Cold House’ high water mark with skittering beats and late night dub inflections, as does the superb ‘How Is This A Cure?’ where Burial meets Boards of Canada meets King Tubby on a Leeds inner city night bus.

In an age of click and switch phone browsing, ‘High Passes’ is an album to engulf you and take over your life.

credits

released May 20, 2016

All songs written and recorded by C. Adams. Vocals on C2 by L. Sharkey. B4 contains sound elements courtesy of Denier.

Mastered by Anthony Ryan at RedRedPaw.

Artwork by B. Cummings, M. Cummings, C. Adams, M. Archibald.

Thank you: all at Home Assembly, L. Sharkey, R. V. Adams, A. Johnson, C. Cole, M. Elliott, T. Knapp, P. Flinton, teams Adams and Sharkey, all at BARO and Norman Records, May the tenth, all who have offered support over the years.

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