Introducing Bombogenic – Sonic Liberation 8 with The Classical Revolution Trio & Oliver Lake. 2016 [HT-35, 12″ LP, HT-36 CD, & Digital Download]…
- She Comes To Me
- People and Private Music
- Almost Always
- Go With Them
- We Steal People’s Medicine
- The Guns That Bring the Morning Home
- Her Festival Song
- The Long Route 38
- Lunch in Field Four
- Bottom of the River
Adam Arcuragi: vocals, guitar
David Hartley: guitar, bass guitar, trumpet
Brian Christinzio: piano, backing vocals
Jesse Elliott: backing vocals
Dawn Landes: backing vocals
Like a rejection of destruction; like an answer to anxiety; like a reversal of death – I Am Become Joy is a prescient cut across the grain of this new depression. Adam Arcuragi’s new 11-song album confirms his importance as one of the most gifted songwriters today. In some ways harkening back to the origins of recorded American folk music and in other ways continuing lineage of American independent rock, Arcuragi has positioned himself as a unique and visionary voice.
On his second full-length album, Arcuragi expands on the dark, sparse style of his preceding 2006 self-titled album and 2008 EP, Soldiers for Feet. Backed with layers of backing vocals and a rotating cast of instrumentation, I Am Become Joy shows the full width of Arcuragi’s brilliant songwriting style. Layered with harmony vocals and embellished with pedal steel, dulcimer, accordion, trumpet, and even a singing saw, each song has a unique arrangement to compliment Arcuragi on vocals and guitar.
I Am Become Joy features guest appearances by Dawn Landes and members of like-minded artists B.C. Camplight, These United States, Fan of Friends, and The War on Drugs.