Released 2nd Feb 2018
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Released 2nd Feb 2018
is the much-anticipated new album
from leading fiddle player Adam Sutherland. His much-awaited second album was
released at Celtic Connections on Friday 2nd February 2018.
Some other Land is full to the brim with self-penned tunes, with the majority of them written out of dreams. Waking in the middle of the night with a brand new tune in his head is a recent phenomenon for Adam and it has happened so regularly over the past year that it has become the undeniable theme of this new release. Adam, who is originally from Errogie - situated on South side of Loch Ness, plays with an array of high profile bands including Croft No. 5, Treacherous Orchestra and Session A9. For his latest release Adam has drawn together a genre-spanning quintet to showcase his all-new original compositions. Solidly under-pinned by John Paul Speirs and Iain Copeland on bass and drums, Adam's melodies are aided in texture by John Somerville on accordion, Marc Clement on guitar and Hamish Napier on keys.
Adam Sutherland on his latest album: "It was about a year ago that melody started coming to me in my dreams. 'Some Other Land' refers to this place of dreams and the album is made up mostly of tunes that have come to me in my sleep, during the rapid eye movement stage. Others were inspired by waking life, for example the moody 'Dusk on Loch Ness' is a portrait of the end of the day, sighing trees, lengthening shadows and the onset of the night in the place I grew up. I am really excited to share this new album with the world, I am fascinated and so in love with melody - which is perhaps why it has started filling my dreams! I love composing new tunes in a modern but identifiably Scottish accent and I think this really comes across in this album."
Recently crowned Scottish Composer of the Year at the 2017 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, Adam's unique arrangements on Some Other Land deftly weave together strands from diverse genres into a work featuring frenetic Scottish reels, through subtly Balkan diversions to poignant slow airs all grounded on emotive, soulful melodies.