For Immediate Release: August 25, 2015
Native Eloquence is the experimental pop project of Oakland-based composer/saxophonist Adam Hirsch. Adam brings to bear a background in jazz, a keen ear for beats, and a native honesty. The music seeks a home for song forms inside a weaving together of spacious soundscapes, electronics, and the spontaneity of free improvisation.
Native Eloquence's debut LP Big Blue Nowhere is out today, August 25th, via Stereocure, and is streaming in full at Happy. The album is available for purchase on iTunes and Bandcamp, and will be available for streaming at Spotify. Vinyl will be available later this year. The first single, "Doldrum," premiered through Stereogum, who praised Hirsch's "meticulous beats" and described the track as "Miles Davis and M83 all at once." Another track, "Habits," premiered through The Line of Best Fit as Song of the Day.
On June 20th Native Eloquence embarked on a US national tour, which began in Cleveland and wrapped in Oakland on August 8th. IMPOSE had the exclusive announcement. Meanwhile, on August 4th, Another Dying Artform and Pressure Drop TV teamed up to present an exclusive live stream of Native Eloquence performing on a beach in San Francisco.
"A perfect distillation of what Hirsch does, laying earnest vocals over meticulous beats... Recalling Miles Davis and M83 all at once."
"A seductive jazz-tinted indie... Soft guitar echoing around an eclectic sonic blend."
- line of best fit [Song of the Day]
"There's a certain power within this track that speaks volumes..."
- INDIE SHUFFLE
"Hirch's compositions sound as if they're being played through the cigarette smoke of a lounge with the ambient sensibilities of an opium den."
[Native Eloquence] melds his eclectic jazz background, love for beats, and poetry-like lyrics all into one beautiful ethereal sonic experience."
- SMOKE DON'T SMOKE