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#1 05-07-2018 01:58:27

TotalRecall
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Very familiar with the Sound- not so familar with his solo work. What

I came across this site years ago, but didn't realise it was now regarded as his official site and had a forum. I've been into The Sound and many bands like that for a long time, having many records from the punk and post-punk era. I didn't realise he had such an extensive solo catalogue.

I'm interested in hearing what songs and albums of his solo phase mean the most to people, so I can get a feel of them.

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#2 05-07-2018 03:54:30

Re: Very familiar with the Sound- not so familar with his solo work. What

Welcome!
I'm sort of new here as well but have been a fan of the Sound for 10 years and became a fan of his solo stuff for 6.

Personally I feel that Cinematic (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvhtFJLy0g8sd2MnSqCucNw1-uSkpOa4q) and
Last Days of The Rain Machine (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvhtFJLy0g8uYBYAnxsj2KeMnGVVe76hV) are his best works. No bad songs, writing is consistent and the songs all compliment each other but can perfectly work on their own. Also if you didn't know you can find all his solo work on the official bandcamp: https://adrianborland.bandcamp.com/music

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#3 24-08-2018 10:29:46

TotalRecall
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Re: Very familiar with the Sound- not so familar with his solo work. What

Thanks for the links, I've been going through his solo and collaborative catalogue more a bit recently. To paraphrase one of his songs, Words Fail Me!

Fractured/Image wrote:

Welcome!
I'm sort of new here as well but have been a fan of the Sound for 10 years and became a fan of his solo stuff for 6.

Personally I feel that Cinematic (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvhtFJLy0g8sd2MnSqCucNw1-uSkpOa4q) and
Last Days of The Rain Machine (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvhtFJLy0g8uYBYAnxsj2KeMnGVVe76hV) are his best works. No bad songs, writing is consistent and the songs all compliment each other but can perfectly work on their own. Also if you didn't know you can find all his solo work on the official bandcamp: https://adrianborland.bandcamp.com/music

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#4 03-01-2019 14:52:32

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Re: Very familiar with the Sound- not so familar with his solo work. What

Consider this a belated reply from someone who used to be a regular contributor on this forum many years ago. I imagine that since receiving a response to your original question, you will most likely have worked your way through the albums via Bandcamp. For what it's worth, I would cite Beautiful Ammunition as his solo highlight. I'd say that it was one of Adrian's more reflective works, with the understated production lending it more of am intimate late night feel, something to be savoured on headphones in the early hours, undisturbed. Of course, I realise that everyone has their own personal favourite(s) and that ultimately it just boils down to a matter of personal opinion. At the end of the day, we can only be grateful that Adrian left behind a substantial and timeless body of work that only serves as a fitting legacy to his undoubted talent.

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