Acclaimed audio/visual and textual artist Barry Adamson (of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds and legendary
art-punks Magazine) returned in 2006 with his sixth studio album—a debut release on his own label
called Stranger on the Sofa. Seen by some as the natural successor to 1996’s Oedipus Schmoedipus in its
dark delivery, twisted humor, and mind-bending ease of genre shift, Stranger on the Sofa has so far only
received a low-key release in the US despite its gathered accolades. An hour of Adamson’s finest work
in the fields of rock, soundtrack, instrumental freak-outs, and future-jazz.
Barry Adamson’s latest and greatest album, released on his own label. Stranger on the Sofa came in at #21 in the renowned Rough Trade Best of 2006. Features a chilling vocal appearance by celebrated UK actress Anna Chancellor. Adamson collaborated with David Lynch on the Lost Highway soundtrack.
“All over the place, swinging through dark pop, atmospheric instrumentals, and demented circus
music … unique music with great personality.” — Pitchfork [7.5]
“This is it … he’s finally treated the faithful to a masterpiece.” — All Music Guide [HHHH ½]
“Original, unique, and packed full of imagery, if this was a film, it would be the best you’ve ever seen.” — London Sun [HHHH]
“Just as breathtaking as his other work, only more memorable.” — Chord
Here in the Hole
The Long Way Back Again
Officer Bentley’s Fairly Serious Dilemma
Who Killed Big Bird?
The Sorrow and the Pity
My Friend the Fly
Inside Of Your Head
You Sold Your Dreams