Gabriel Saloman (ex-Yellow Swans) has made quite a statement with his new solo record, Adhere. It’s a dense and sprawling piece of work that is constantly evolving as it creeps toward the blackened horizon. Just when you think you have it figured out, Saloman morphs into a new thread and digs into a new rabbit hole. It’s really quite something and is proving to be my favorite piece of post-Yellow Swans ephemera yet.
Instead the blistering punk nihilism is allowed to simmer and boil over in different ways, and the occasional moments of post-Cocteau Twins shimmering bliss we could just about make out on ‘Going Places’ are now given a chance to shine in all their glory. ‘Adhere’ is a surprising, challenging and perfectly paced album, and fits into its very own niche, ushering in a new generation of listeners to Saloman’s distorted, hazy vision.