Adem – Launch Yourself

It was sitting there for the longest time. Adem it said and ‘Launch Yourself’ it was named but I had resisted believing that such an alias could only be the work of a rapper or hip-hop artist. Now, I must say I’m partial to a little Plan B, Streets and Beastie Boys but these genres are generally just not my bag. So largely thanks to a mistimed shuffle ‘Launch Yourself’ appeared from the speakers. It was enticing, sparse and had me jumping from my Porridge. You may have already come across Adem Ilhan on his work as bass player with British instrumentalists Fridge but his solo work has seen him travelling down a completely different path. ‘Launch Yourself’ is taken from his second LP ‘Love & Other Planets’ which came out last year. The song is delicately patterned, nothing is overdone just neatly polished for maximum impact at minimum volume. By the finish you’ll likely be fully mesmerised by Ilhan’s softly repeating mantra. A work of quiet genius. KD

Adem – Launch Yourself

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More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Album: Love & Other Planets
Year: 2006

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