2019 album. Alt-Folk. Also available on CD.
Renowned for involvement with the Ant-folk music, as one half the band Moldy Peaches, American singer-songwriter Adam Green also stands on his own as a solo performer and has recorded 10 albums, many of which have become cult hits and now the New York songwriter, filmmaker, visual artist, and poet is releasing his tenth studio album ‘Engine Of Paradise’ and reimagines the baroque orchestral style of his early 2000s era records.
‘Engine of Paradise’ is Adam Green’s first new record since 2016 when he released the soundtrack to his re-imagining of Aladdin. The new album—recorded in Brooklyn by Loren Humphrey—features contributions from Florence Welch, Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, and MGMT touring member James Richardson. A new graphic novel called ‘War and Paradise’ will be concurrently released with the album. Both projects will be released through Danger Mouse’s imprint, 30th Century Records.
Adam’s songs have been performed by artists as diverse as The Libertines, Carla Bruni, Kelly Willis, Dean & Britta, and Will Oldham. His 2005 record ‘Gemstones’ went Gold in Europe.
Green’s paintings and sculptures have been the subject of exhibitions in America, Asia and Europe, including a 2016 solo-show at the prestigious Fondation Beyeler Museum in Basel, Switzerland. Green first combined his visual aesthetic, psychedelic writings and musical compositions in the ‘The Wrong Ferarri’ (2010), the first feature film shot entirely on an iPhone. The “screwball tragedy” was described by Rolling Stone magazine as “Fellini on Ketamine” and went on to feature in the curriculum of NYU’s Tisch Film School.
His second feature film, Adam Green’s Aladdin (2016) - an immersive fantasy film starring Macaulay Culkin, Natasha Lyonne, Alia Shawkat, Jack Dishel and Francesco Clemente and shot entirely on papier-mache sets - was described by Buzzfeed.com as “the trippiest movie ever made,” while RogerEbert.com called Aladdin “a movie that belongs inside a museum.” An instant cult hit, the movie was screened theatrically in a midnight movie context, at over a hundred of Green’s concerts around the world, as well as the Andy Warhol Museum in Philadelphia.
After first publishing a bilingual volume of his poetry with Suhrkamp Verlag, Green’s newest book ‘War and Paradise’ is a graphic novel that combines his lyrical and visual vocabulary. The satirical war epic is about the clash of humans with machines, the meeting of spirituality with singularity, and the bidirectional relationship between life and the afterlife. Green’s 10th solo album, ‘Engine of Paradise’, is a musical exploration of these same themes.