I re-discovered the album “Homesongs” by this British guy Adem this weekend. A few years ago, someone bought it for me after seeing him at South By Southwest, and for months after, I listened to it on repeat.
Adem never made it huge (he’s MINE), even though the album is pretty preternaturally beautiful. Really droning and silent and sad, like a barebones Bon Iver. If you don’t believe me, believe Pitchfork.
My favorite song is “Cut”, which swells with the lyrics: “I sit by your side, as you sleep, for awhile…”
Searching for images to accompany the lyrics led me to discover stills from the film, Sleeping Beauty, which just debuted at Cannes. It’s directed by the Australian novelist Julie Leigh, and “presented” by Jane Campion (who knows what that means). It looks like a fucked up, contemporary take on Belle de Jour.
Something else to look forward to. Check out the trailer now.