Following in the steps of a pair of electronics-embellished folk EPs, Eclipse is the debut record from Richmond, VA's addy. As with addy's previous work, Eclipse's contemplative magic was produced entirely from home studios, lending a crucial flexibility to the album's overall recording process, the final product of which belies its modest, DIY studio accommodations.
Led by the eponymous Adam Watkins (they/them), addy’s compositions navigate universal themes of friendship, heartbreak, and growth on the terrain of eloquent, country-reminiscent instrumentation. Natural ASMR-inducing textures and Casio-sequenced drum hooks create a unique rhythmic foundation for addy’s distinct lilt, itself occasionally adorned with honeysuckle-sweet pitch correction which lends the folkish twang an unusual yet modern slant.
❍ Mixed and Engineered by Taylor Noll
❍ Violin (2, 7) by Jessika Blanks
❍ Additional guitar and pedal steel (2, 3, 4, 8) by Josh Marre
❍ Mastered by Mike Ditrio
❍ Art by Kevin Zweerink
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