The Age of Adz CD

It was Hunter S. Thompson who wrote, When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.  It couldn't apply more to the work of Sufjan Stevens, who seems to have found a new way of communicating with his 2010 release, The Age of Adz (pronounced oddz).  After a few gentle guitar notes on the opener, Futile Devices, Adz turns towards electronics that connect and splinter Stevens' worldview and psychic well-being.  The percussion turns brittle for Too Much and the spacey reverbs laced throughout give things a disjointed feel as the title track, I Walked and the choir-doom of Now That I'm Older spread out across the universe.  Get Real Get Right sounds like a dance party where everyone freaks out and speaks in tongues. This child of Talking Heads loves his rhythms but he also loves his avant-garde textures.  Bad Communication lives up to its title.  Vesuvius and All By Myself find an inner calm amongst the chaos.  Impossible Soul is an incredibly long closing track that further underscores Stevens' grand ambitions. - itunes

CD Details

  • Release Date: October 12, 2010
  • Record Label: Asthmatic Kitty
  • UPC: 656605607726
  • Number of Discs: 1

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