The love affair between Philly-based Indie music magazine Magnet and Cincinnati singer/songwriter Peter Adams continues with his 2008 release, I Woke With Planets in My Face. His debut, The Spiral Eyes, earned Adams several glowing mentions/articles/reviews in the magazine a couple of years ago.
The review of Adams' latest is featured in the current issue of the magazine (with Nick Cave on the cover), which also happens to be the mag's 15th Anniversary Issue. —- In the featured review, writer Corey duBrowa says of the album, "It may seem a ridiculous overstatement, but perhaps the best analogue for Adams’ talent is someone like Paul McCartney circa Ram: a guy brave enough to celebrate both small pleasures and big melodies, splashing it all on the canvas without so much as a glance over his shoulder."
Adams, who took the free-download approach to distributing the album, recently made available "The Lunaphonic Omnibox" edition of the record, which includes a copy of either of his CDs, a double vinyl version of the new record, an illustrated 25-page book about I Woke, two posters and a vinyl EP featuring unreleased material, all packaged in a "hand-stitched and hand-stenciled bag". It's currently selling for $70 on Peter's Web site. The print run is limited to just 100 copies.
Below is a clip of Adams and his Nocturnal Collective performing at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club at the most recent MidPoint Music Festival (video made by R.P. Goens Productions):