I’m not going to lie – I have no idea what this is. Describing this would be an exercise in futility, in my opinion. I’m listening to¬†Pheel Phree as I write this and it’s just a sonic assault on all the senses. If there’s a genre, David Moose Adamson (who formerly is certainly borrowing a thing, or two, from it. There’s elements of dub, psychedelia, hip-hop, spoken word, vaporwave, folk and rock on this fiery debut of his. It’s like Moose threw everything he’s ever listened to in the Large Hadron Collider and let a gargantuan mass form from the brutal intermingling of all the elements. Moose has truly created a record that bears a sound that’s entirely his own and nobody else’s. Songs such as “The Boardwalk” employ surreal elements with Moose slurring and mispronouncing various words – it’s like Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim are manifesting themselves in music form. I’m doing this injustice, so I’m going to stop writing and advise you to check out the Spotify stream of¬†Pheel Phree¬†below¬†and see what you think of it. This release comes courtesy of Indianapolis label¬†Joyful Noise Recordings.¬†Sorry we apparently missed it back in October. Cheers!
Formerly the man behind Jookabox, DMA (aka David Moose Adamson) began his career as a one-man-band in the grand old tradition of the 'one-man-band' (re: man with a bass-drum on his back and a monkey clapping symbols, collecting change from the crowd etc.). With "Pheel Phree", to some extent, Adamson has returned to his roots. Except this time, the result sounds more like a creepy basement dance party.
DMA's debut full-length provides a uniquely beat-driven, meditative clamor. At times danceable and at times ethereal, the self-produced LP is intriguingly difficult to pinpoint. James-Ferraro-sensibilities are coupled with the artistically-free-approach of Captain-Beefheart, resulting in 33 minutes of a rather other-worldly tunes. "Pheel Phree" effectively introduces the world to the weirdness that is David Moose Adamson.
Pheel Phree is a vinyl / digital only release, of which 500 hand-numbered copies are pressed on "Phreedom Red" vinyl. Which is what we call red vinyl inside semi-translucent orange vinyl, with magenta splatter. The unique vinyl color created by using both "color-in-color" and splatter vinyl pressing methods.
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