'an introspective and technically brilliant collection of tracks that fans of modern alternative folk need to have in their collection'- Artrocker
'a polished and beautiful record, thought-provoking and artistic, and easily deserves the minutes of your hours' - Echoes and Dust
Comes with exclusive bonus track 'Peppercorn lease", different to the track that comes with all Function Record orders
for the other bonus track
"Weikie (pronounced ‘why-kee’) is Adam Weikert, multi-instrumentalist, music technician and member of Her Name Is
Calla. His second album, Murder Came Before The Word is released via Function Records on 1st December 2014.
Adam’s sound is undoubtedly folk, steeped in Americana but with an ear for modern songwriting and production techniques. The result is an album that could sit proudly beside contemporaries such as Bright Eyes and Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties. He arrived at his sound almost in reverse, using classical, computer and minimalist music as a starting point and absorbing and adapting them into the shape present on the album. It’s less a sound of the past as it is the sound of a future reverted back to a pre-industrial era, with pre-programmed instruments blending seamlessly with clawhammer banjo and electric guitar. It’s a fascinating take that’s sure to appeal to both traditionalists and those with a hunger for the new.
Murder Came Before The Word is the follow up to his EP The Sapling From Ash. The title of the album is a reaction to society’s tendency to scapegoat creative media as the surrogates to violence and ill will. It suggests that evil can sometimes be intrinsic and solitary, that it came before we’d even given it a name. The album is an exploration of the personas of the self, and how they are reflected through the world. The first four tracks are an allegoric exploration of the impacts of war, fidelity and loss across several generations of a family reeling from the Great War. Following this, Adam then allows the listener to peek inside his soul as he attempts to parse and understand the every day world."
released December 1, 2014
Adam Weikert - Guitar, banjo, piano, double bass, drums, percussion, electronics, graphics tablet, fiddle, mandolin, lead vox
Sophie Green - Violin
Nicole Robson - Cello
Tim Hardman - Clarinet
Rachael Smith - Backing vox (Hare)
Joe Williams and Mike Love - Backing Vox (Vixen)
Special thanks to my family, Stuart Alexander, Shane Billingham, Lucy Bright, Sofia Danielsson, David Dhonau, Rosie Doyle, HNIC fans, Sophie Green, Tracy Harwood, Sergei Koslov, Mike Love, Effie Lunn, Hannah McCague, Gavin Miller, Joe Morrel, Benjamin David Webb, Rebekah Whitlam, Joe Williams, and Paul Wright.
Without your kindness and support this record would never have been.
All songs recorded in a tiny industrial flat I call home.
Artwork by Hannah McCague cargocollective.com/fortheloveofillustrations
Release by Function Records