Last April at The National’s two-day Homecoming music festival along the riverfront, Cincinnati Indie Rock band A Delicate Motor was the only local act in the lineup, performing alongside up-and-comers and heavyweights like Julien Baker, Father John Misty, Future Islands and Big Thief. ADM’s drummer, Ben Sloan, was the festival’s Artist in Residence and he also performed during Homecoming — and later on the road — onstage with The National.
For the festival, the group — based around the compelling, textural compositions of pianist Adam Petersen — didn’t merely play a normal ADM set, drawing on material from its mesmerizing debut album, Fellover My Own. Instead, ADM wrote an entirely new piece of music just for Homecoming.
And now the band — which also features guitarist/bassist Stephen Patota, singer Libby Landis, singer/guitarist Brianna Kelly and singer/pianist Rachel Mousie — has recorded that material for a new EP project called Any Moment.
The dazzling four-song recording — which features contributions from The National’s Bryan Devendorf on the song "Appear / Disappear" — was released on Monday (March 25) on Bandcamp and Spotify. On the night of March 30, ADM will host a release-party concert at the Woodward Theater (1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, woodwardtheater.com). Local artists Turtledoves and Brooklynn Rae will also perform at the 9 p.m. show. Tickets are available in advance for $8 via cincyticket.com. Admission on the night of the show is $10.
Check out the hypnotically engulfing Any Moment track "Now You Got Me," featuring puffs of whirring melodies, tricky, textural percussion ornamentation and heavenly layered harmonies (one of the group's many remarkably ear-grabbing characteristics) that give the track an almost spiritual component, below (click the box to visit ADM's Bandcamp and download/stream the full EP).
For more on A Delicate Motor, visit the band's SofaBurn Records page here.