Adam Klein : Wounded Electric Youth

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Sell date: 9/2010
Label: CD Baby
Mfg's Catalog#: 5637673
CDC Part#: 1528184
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 Notes & Reviews
PRESS: (Bio below) 'Wounded Electric Youth is a bold move for Adam Klein... one of the finest albums of the year. This is a treasure trove of song writing. Klein displays a sense of subtlety rare in the ego driven world of the modern music scene. The art of storytelling which was so prominent in Klein's last album 'Western Tales and Trails' is again present here and comes to the fore in 'Of Pirates and Vagabonds', while the imagery and colour portrayed throughout the album is a delight. '12th and Porter' brings the album to a close as if at the end of a long, but wholesome journey... Classy. It is a confident and assured step forward for Klein...' - Americana UK (9*) 'Short list for best album of the year.. a songwriter and interpreter in a state of grace and constant growth, a name to follow absolutely.' - Roots Highway 'One step further in his artistic evolution... Klein is a brilliant songwriter and storyteller... [Wounded Electric Youth]'s beauty and strength lie in the quiet, subtle narrative work which manages to touch your deepest soul.' - Rootstime 'Adam Klein is a singer/songwriter with a rural sound (dig that Harvest-era pedal steel!) and a Dylan/Earle sense of poetic lyricism' - Connect Savannah 'Covers the entire idiom, ranging from country soul to country-pop, rustic country folk to light-gritty country rock.' - Altcountry. Nl 'A combination of Americana, folk rock, and indie pop, singer-songwriter Adam Klein's third release is lighthearted and nostalgic, putting forth the theme of introspection and soul-searching through picture-painted storytelling... The bold production, luminous melodies, and engaging anecdotes of summertime ('Driftin''), unrequited love ('Anna, You Were Supposed to be Mine'), and subsequent longing ('Wayward Son'), along with vibrant imagery in the realm of Ryan Adams, Tim Easton, and Matt the Electrician are among the multitude of positive attributes that make Wounded Electric Youth an absolute pleasure to listen to... A beautiful effort, natural-born storyteller Klein has crafted a cohesive, elaborate, and expertly layered coming-of-age document.' - Performer Magazine 'Although the roots renaissance has been riding in on some degree of pop experimentations, the results that I've heard remain largely purist. While the country and bluegrass crowd continues to dangle their toes into the pool of pop, Klein has calmly walked past them and dived directly into the deep end with all his clothes still on. 'Tired Afternoon (Out For Love)' has all the mellow markings of a mid-1970s Neil Young or James Taylor - soft, lush, spacious... The bouncing melody and female harmonies in 'To Be A Loner' shine like a beacon to lure the more purist roots artists deeper into pop waters. Anything that sounds this fun has to be good for you! But purists aren't so easily lured. Meeting them half way, Klein shows them he is capable of the most haunting traditionals while keeping his pop hat on in the 7+ minute epic, 'Of Pirates & Vagabonds'.' - Basement Rug 'With Athens, Georgia-based songwriter Adam Klein's well-executed third release, Adam takes us through a variety of songs, several stemming from the wonder and angst in finding the right girl in achingly poignant vignettes, yet bolstered by his rough-tinged and rootsy musical backdrop. Alongside this exploration are songs like 'Wayward Son,' where he takes off as the wanderer in search of his own truth, and in the opening cut knows how to celebrate and relax into the joys of a southern summer life with 'Driftin''. Klein steps a bit more outside of himself with the melodically captivating and sung 'Of Pirates and Vagabonds'- dipping back into history and into the English & Celtic traditions of sea ballads. I'm assuming he made it up to Nashville for the evocative '12th & Porter' where an 'old wood guitar plays and everybody sings along' and where the likes of Mindy Smith cut her musical teeth. Expertly packaged, from concept to the nostalgic packaging and artwork, Adam Klein has found his footing and firmly established himself as an artist on the rise.' - Kari