Cinematic

by Adrian Borland

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copyright all songs Adrian Borland

Here is the story of a young English punk from the '70s and his travails in the music biz over the next 20 years. Working in near anonymity with bands such as the Outsiders, the Sound and Second Layer, our hero remains resolute in his effort to bring honest, heartfelt and challenging records to a small group of dedicated followers. Ultimately, he settles on a solo career and sets his sights on spreading his message to the denizens of America. Cinematic in scope, sound and lyrical content, this album is everything you'd expect from a cultured cult artist such as Borland.

On "Bright White Light," lyrical and musical tension build simultaneously. Guitars chime, and imposing electronics provide atmospheric nuances while Borland's emphatic chorus lays it on the line: "At the heart of destruction lies the soul of discontent/And a bright white light will blind you in the end " Issues involving struggles with identity, world-weary ambition and the concessions of simple survival are sung righteously with that salty, British post-punk flavor. Everybody is a star, but Borland's cinematic life is well worth watching.

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released January 12, 1995

Album Notes: Adrian Borland: Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Mark Kelser & Alan Clutheroe: Programming
Neil Rickarby, Phil King & Pat Rowles: Bass
Mark Hunziker: Bass, Drum Programming, Backing Vocals
Paul Hoad & David Ingham: Backing Vocals
James Ingham: Guitar

Other Details:
Recorded by Adrian Borland and Mark Kelser at Survival Studios mastered at Porky's 1995

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Adrian Borland Greater London, UK

Although it is primarily for the 1979-1987 group THE SOUND that Adrian Borland is remembered. THE SOUND, who released several records between 1979 and 1987 that deserved the popularity of Echo & the Bunnymen but failed mostly due to the lack of a marketable image. Nonetheless, the Sound were the missing link between Joy Division and Echo; perhaps time will help acknowledge this. ... more

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