Can’t stop listening to this album, so many stunning tracks that consistently take me to a better place. Hard to pick a favourite but if pushed it has to be Higher Powers as it gives me goosebumps & truly reflects what music is to me.
Favorite track: Higher Powers.
really looking forward to hearing this new record. Loved your music since the Acid Jazz days through to Sketches last year . Would love a signed album that i ordered through Bandcamp love and light Andy x
We've had a lot of requests for CD copies of the album and while we didn't manufacture CDs for sale, we did have some made for promo only. For those who really wanted the album on that format you can a grab a copy here, while stocks last. Be aware, the packaging is minimal, paper liner, plastic sleeve.
Includes unlimited streaming of Farmarama
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
A Man Called Adam’s Sally Rodgers and Steve Jones are back with an album of brand new songs. Like their two previously released and much loved studio albums (The Apple and Duende) Farmarama is a genre-hopping collection of melodic, emotional pop-not-pop tracks that run the gamut the band’s influences. From soulful slow jams to lo-fi disco, from deep house to dub and breakbeat, post-rock electronica and art-house ambience, the vinyl cut of Farmarama features 10 new tracks that retain the distinctive EMO Balearic sound familiar to their many fans yet pushes into new territories.
On Farmarama, Sally taps her DJ logic to deliver dancefloor chuggers and lyrically tackles big subjects – addiction, loss, acceptance. References include French Symbolist poet Paul Valéry and William Wordsworth in a song suite that considers life as a hi-definition, Westworld-like simulation – a Farmarama – and Disco as a way of being. Steve brings his mobile music expertise and acousmatic sensibilities to the sonic soup with apps, iPads, hacks and handmade synths, while musician and new collaborator, Paul Smith, adds jazzy licks, horns and catchy riffs. Live bass, percussion and saxes add acoustic sparkle to an album that, like all AMCA’s best-loved works, looks for the silver lining in difficult times. Reflecting both their love of windswept beaches, mountains, lakes and waterfalls (the album was recording in various scenic locations including West Cornwall and the Lake District), and their love for, and loyalty to, the global electronic dance community, Faramarama is Balearic to the bone.
released March 8, 2019
Produced and performed by Sally Rodgers and Steve Jones
Additional keys and instrumentation, Paul Smith
Bass on Tic Toc and Mountains and Waterfalls, Fergus Quill
Percussion on Ladies of Electronica, Ou Pas, Paul Valery at the Disco and Higher Powers, Josh Ketch
Soprano and baritone sax on Michael and Mountains and Waterfalls, James Taylor
Live sessions engineered by Marlon Holdelin
Mastered by Darren Morris
Sleeve design, art direction by Jonathan Waring
Sleeve images by Prisca Lobjoy
A Man Called Adam occupy a unique place in the electronic/dance music continuum.
of recorded music is littered with genre-defining classics. yet a review of their acclaimed 2019 album, Farmarama, described them as ‘Britain’s unsung pop heroes’ (Ransom Note). As US journalist Bruce Tantum recently stated, they continue to ‘decipher the dreams that have always brought us together.’...more
Like so many others, this came like a bolt out of the blue and, even though it's well before payday, I had to have this astonishing album on vinyl to prove it exists. The feel of the tunes makes me feel like the Impressions do, Curtis Mayfield, the big spaces and instinctive horns and stuff drifting in and out. Great grooves and I can see lots of ghosts nodding along to this with big smiles on their faces. At last! Anthony Cottrell