Adam Torres

by Adam Torres

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This release showcases seven heartfelt demos featuring the seraphic falsetto of ADAM TORRES with warm melodies over affectionate undertones. These are songs inspired by the expansive panoramas of hiking the Andes mountains, the rattling rumble of 6:00AM earthquakes, the repeated reading of Colum McCann's 'Let the Great World Spin' and Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's 'Half the Sky', the watching of thrown bottles disappear into prehistoric rivers, and the shock of finding junkie glue-sniffers passed out on the floors of dark Internet cafés. Homesickness and actual sickness (pneumonia) were present throughout.

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"Adam Torres recorded and led the band Nostra Nova in the mid-2000s. The Spanish term, Duende, coined by Garcia Lorca comes to mind. Some people just have this thing. It’s that inherent sadness that stops us in our tracks to commune with the glory and hope of our own selves. At Haffa’s, the local record store in Athens, OH, I once found the clerk with his head in his arms at the counter, listening to Adam’s music. When he saw me, we both laughed, knowing that we were well taken care of." – Miles Down Records

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"I don’t find myself dabbling in the singer/songwriter genre very often for my own reasons, but when I began listening to Adam’s self-titled album, I pushed all of those things to the back of my mind. The tracks here force the listener to simply revel in their simple beauty. Adam has a very old soul and it’s pretty evident that it is working it’s way down into his music. The pastoral imagery combined with Adam’s gentle guitar plucking and tender falsetto create a comforting atmosphere akin to the feeling I get when I listen to John Denver. It’s a great release that really needs to be checked out." – Cactus Mouth

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"sonar atemporal es algo que se tiene o no se tiene y no hay forma de definirlo o capturarlo o retenerlo...y adam torres, trovador campechano donde los haya, lo tiene. música triste para sonreir de felicidad, sin apenas producción, nostálgica...para definirla se citan referencias como nick drake o john denver, pero a quien más me recuerda es, además de a david lannan, a la melancolía infinita de 'blues run de game' de jackson c. frank, que se refleja de forma especial en 'mountain river', la canción que abre el disco: una melodía que suena clásica e íntima, acorde con la letra, mecida por la bonita voz de adam torres, una guitarra acústica y una atmósfera de otro planeta (¿el planeta oklahoma soul/torch songs?)" – Microphones In The Trees

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"This singer songwriter crafts soft and soulful folk blues that resound in the soul with their piercing emotional honesty. The strum of a guitar strolls gently along mystic rolling hills, at times amplified by a tempteous sea of reverb and echo that washes over you like a cool midnight mist, at other times light as a feather, gently buoyed by a heart-breaklingly sweet voice, floating alone in the wind. Torres’ seraphinic falsetto plays sweet and enthralling over his minimal plucked melodies. Incisive lyrics flow downhill, reflecting moments of profound melancholy and solitude that evolve into humble communion with those mellow pastoral vibes. We’ll be paying close attention this promising Austin-based troubadour." – Boston Hassle

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"This is an album to tell your kids about. It begs you to make memories, make love, break bread, break down, find meaning, find yourself." – Music Between Friends

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"The man sets up his easel near the green river, by the wagging willows, under the blue sky, and he gets to painting. It is difficult work. His plan is not to capture the scenery, the sunlight, the lazy breeze: just to paint a square of water, running river water, as it passes by. He spends the first hour smearing colours on his palette, blending them, choosing a hundred hues. Then he stares hard at the water, and begins to paint, and stares hard again, and he can't get over the small thin fear that if he stares too hard at the river he is going to tumble all the way in." – Says The Gramophone

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released 17 July 2012

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