Adam Stafford is one of Scotland's true unsung treasures.
A songwriter of real depth, rich in understanding, in melodic virtuosity, his work has gradually built up into an imposing, heroic catalogue.
New album 'Taser Revelations' is his first in three years, and it's a wonderful return from a rare talent.
Released on Song, By Toad, the material was recorded at the label's new warehouse hub. The large space adds natural reverb to the recordings, a renewed sense of atmosphere that builds upon the lyrical wordplay.
An album of contradictions, 'Taser Revelations' contains some of his most open, melodic work to date, sitting neatly alongside material dominated by abstraction and invention.
Out today, you can listen to 'Taser Revelations' first on Clash.