"idylls" is the performance moniker of Edinburgh-based composer & musician Adam Black. A broad eclecticism blooms, grounded in a charmful warmth and whimsy. Lyrically inspired by the likes of ee cummings & William Carlos Williams, with musical influences ranging from Steve Reich to Peter Gabriel; be it in the playful "pizz" of a violin or the vivid depths of an analogue synth, idylls crafts a curious, yet welcoming soundscape; familiar as home, with all the marvel of the unknown. Take a listen below...

carefully out of Nowhere

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Humbly poetic and quietly hopeful; a synthesis of folk music & neoclassicism with minimalist influences musing on the countenance given amidst darkness and the curiousness of beauty found therein.

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carefully there a strange thing

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A playful reimagining of the original songs from "carefully out of Nowhere." A pastiche of retro genres and influences collide to form a work both fresh and familiar.

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