#songbender part 44 – Adam F – Music In My Mind

#songbender part 44 – Adam F – Music In My Mind

top of the moaning to you, dear Lady or Gentlemen, who actually looks on this, most likely from the brand new shiny RSS feed that I spent way too much time setting up on this damnd site, thank you wordpress, grrr, whatever.

so the original starting line should have been: it was about to happen. we were just GOING TO encounter Adam F at some point. it has been too much of an influence on me, on everything.

i’ll get it out of the way in the beginning: i have a personal connection to this one. i’m young, i’m with a great friend of mine, i’m crashing at his apartment (as always, hmpf, yeah, you know, i used to be young and poor, not i’m not young anymore), so i distinctly remember one time where i’m about to pass out (due to me being tired, yes, that was it), and this song playing in the background. I’m guessing this was in 1999, can’t be sure anymore, but yeah. this song burned into my mind. control. music. dnb. at that time. at that state. yeah it was sort of a changer.

i’m just writing this here so when I die and that dear friend of mine reads this, at least he knows that yes, i actually mean this. not trying to be sentimental or anything, you know were were anything BUT sentimental in those days 😀 but really, this album i got from you and it’s still with me and i will probably never forget that particular time of my life.

“GÁZ?” 😀

yeah so let’s get into it a little bit. It was actually a coin toss, as there is another fantastic song on this album (well in fact the whole record is great), but the coin toss i made brought up this particular one.

you should be able to hear that in this one are actually live instruments! so this is not one of those “i synthed the fkin fck out of everything” type of dnb, this was the jazz-dnb fusion of the time which was never popular really because people are fkin stupid and do not appreciate stuff like this. and recording and producing these is a lot of work and expensive, so it never got the traction it should have. but that’s ok. people are stupid.

so you can see, or hear, rather, that there are actually lyrics in this one, and vocoder effects, and a kickass sax solo, and most of it is live, you can hear it on the bass (though i think the bass is hybrid), so this is really a work of art right there.

the EFFORT was put into this one. and even though 30 years later this might sound obsolete, it actually isn’t. it sounds perfect. the production value on this is INSANE. the whole album is thought out, built perfectly.

and this is the debut album of Adam F, as you can check out right here.

Adam Fenton was something else during these days, and i’m going to come back to another song from this album, and you’ll see why.

for now, please enjoy the somewhat typical dnb groove-line of the time with some jazzy tunes and whatnot, and just try to imagine the music scene in those days, we’re talking about 1997, it was all so new, so unknown, this was before all those dnb wannabe producers flooded the market with their crappy sounding pounding mountains of crap that nobody remembers anymore, they were long, and sounded like shit, and were generally boring as shit (same with metal from any era, a few winners, a WHOLE LOT of losers, as my man Carlin used to say). so we should be grateful, really, that this thing exists.

oh and what is also really nice is that at the end it switches up, and basically takes another turn, and uses the cadence of another song from the same album, this is a touch that has been neglected so much recently, it sort of takes a swing of what’s coming, and the F Jam is represented which is such a delight, and a great song on it’s own!

and, i just found this and my mind was blown: here’s something that i REALLY love, i mean this is what i do this whole shitshow for: stuff like this. Where the creator explains, and tells stories, and gives you a background you otherwise would never know. Fantastic stuff. I know my songs have plenty of stories of their own, and while mostly nobody cares, when i explain the background of this song or that, it seems that suddenly it’s more interesting for everyone, and they “get it”. you know? or that’s what they pretend. I dunno. Don’t care, really, but this background stuff means more to me than anything.

so come and take a dive into 1997 with me on this one. and i will hopefully see you next time!

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