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MP3 Adam Sultan - Heinous Acts of Love

Former Poi Dog Pondering guitar whiz Adam Sultan delivers up a surprising and diverse collection of alternative pop music, showcasing his wry and inventive songwriting with a host of some of Austin''s finest players.

13 MP3 Songs
POP: British Pop, ROCK: Modern Rock

Since electrifying the alternative music scene in the 1990s as guitarist for Columbia/Sony recording artists Poi Dog Pondering, Adam Sultan has devoted his talents to a wide range of artists, including New Orleans-tinged singer-songwriter Lisa Mednick, the Brit-pop psychedelia of Flying Saucers, and the avant-garde jazz/rock of Golden Arm Trio, for whom he composed a number of classical-style chamber pieces, including a string quartet performed by the Tosca Strings (David Byrne). Prior to his current solo effort, Adam joined forces with former Poi Dog guitarist Ted Cho to form Hollowbody, a sonically rich, dual guitar-driven combo the Austin Chronicle described as "moody yet tuneful...a kind of pop sound that doesn''t get made much anymore." He has also written critically acclaimed scores for the Austin stage, a fitting move considering the effortless theatricality that infuses his latest CD. With an uncanny sense for both mood and narrative, Sultan''s work is at home in the versatile musical traditions of Bowie, Elvis Costello, Nino Rota and Queen.

With Heinous Acts of Love, Adam Sultan delivers an impressive solo debut, a CD whose irrepressible pop brilliance and complex, moody arrangements challenge conventional alternative-radio fodder. The dark, smirking theatricality of "Introduction" gives way to the broken-hearted sensuality of "Nowhere Near New Orleans"; just as we are seduced into the mournful, filmic landscape in "Coming Up Short," we are delivered into the humor and sway of "Swept Aside" and "American Pimp." Heinous Acts of Love introduces us to an artist whose wry, romantic imaginings evoke a world that is by turns longing, funny, rapacious, or sad. Driven by a formidable and sophisticated musicianship and backed by a core of Austin''s finest players (many of whom form the working ensemble

Born in Hollywood, California, Adam has made Austin, Texas his home since 1987. Check out https://www.tradebit.com for more info.

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