Originally conceived of as a solo project for Adam Petersen, loops have been replaced with collaborators and A Delicate Motor was gradually assembled.
Precious in its execution and earnest in its intent, the musicianship of these band members allow for Peterson’s genuine moments to land without feeling forced or overly-theatric. The heart of the band falls in line with Akron/Family while the head more closely lands near Tortoise. It’s a unique space to occupy, especially for a band so young in their development, which is just as exciting on the debut album as it promises to be for the ones to follow.
A Delicate Motor’s debut, Fellover My Own is out September 21 on Sofaburn Records and we’re excited to premiere the video for “Middle” on the eve of its release.
Photo: Michael Wilson