Adrian Borland

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Adrian Kelvin Borland
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1957-1999
Adrian Borland, was singer/guitarist and main songwriter with The Sound, a band which between 1979 and 1987 released seven albums. Adrian released five solo albums, first together with his new backing band The Citizens, later on his own. In 1995 he brought out his first cd with White Rose Transmission, his collaboration with Carlo van Putten from The Convent. On April 26th 1999 Adrian Borland committed suicide by throwing himself in front of a train.
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Albums

none Adrian Borland - Adrian Borland Demo's 1/88 album art Adrian Borland Adrian Borland Demo's 1/88(Cass, S/Sided) Tape One none UK 1988 Sell This Version
none Adrian Borland - Demo 11-'92 album art Adrian Borland Demo 11-'92(Cass) Not On Label none 1992 Sell This Version
RES 1 Adrian Borland - Beautiful Ammunition album art Adrian Borland Beautiful Ammunition (Album) Resolve Records RES 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SET US-003 Adrian Borland - Cinematic album art Adrian Borland Cinematic (Album) Resolve Records SET US-003 US 1996 Sell This Version
EAR 001 CD Adrian Borland - 5:00 AM album art Adrian Borland 5:00 AM (Album) Earth Records (3) EAR 001 CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
RSR 012 Adrian Borland - The Last Days Of The Rain Machine album art Adrian Borland The Last Days Of The Rain Machine(CD, Album) Red Sun Records RSR 012 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
RSR CD014 Adrian Borland - Harmony And Destruction (The Unfinished Journey) album art Adrian Borland Harmony And Destruction (The Unfinished Journey)(CD, Album) Red Sun Records RSR CD014 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
none Adrian Borland - The Amsterdam Tapes album art Adrian Borland The Amsterdam Tapes (Album) Pop One Records none Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
SHLV 021 Adrian Borland - Lovefield album art Adrian Borland Lovefield Sounds Haarlem Likes Vinyl SHLV 021 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
SHLV036 Adrian Borland - Lovefield - Neon And Stone album art Adrian Borland Lovefield - Neon And Stone (Album) Sounds Haarlem Likes Vinyl, AB Series SHLV036 Netherlands 2021 Sell This Version
none Adrian Borland - Cafe De WW Leiden 22-09-1988 album art Adrian Borland Cafe De WW Leiden 22-09-1988(2xCD) Not On Label (The Sound (2)) none Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EAR 002 CD Adrian Borland - Over The Under album art Adrian Borland Over The Under(CD, Maxi) Earth Records (3) EAR 002 CD UK 1997 Sell This Version

Compilations

SET US-PRO 002 Adrian Borland - Cinematic Overview, 1977•1996 album art Adrian Borland Cinematic Overview, 1977•1996(CD, Comp, Promo) Setanta SET US-PRO 002 US 1996 Sell This Version

Videos

AB Series 005, SHLDVD 039 Adrian Borland - Walking In The Opposite Direction album art Adrian Borland Walking In The Opposite Direction(DVD-V) Stichting Opposite Direction, Sounds Haarlem Likes Vinyl AB Series 005, SHLDVD 039 Europe 2021 Sell This Version

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Somnium_Obmutum

August 29, 2021
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A truly shinning example of a devoted, non-commercial artist, who not just composed music and created songs, but fully lived it, no matter how few financial success it gained. Always prolific, always sincere, always dedicated. Sadly, history turned it's back on his art, even to this day he is not famous enough which is a bummer, because i consider Adrian my favorite singer-songwriter and his band "The Sound" one of the titans of post-punk/new wave/indie rock scene. I was quite surprised, when i found out that Borland not only suffered from paranoidal schizophrenia at times, but refused to take his medicine just to perform better. He did everything in his power to create the music his heart was aching for till the day he could not take it anymore. There's nothing overly dramatic about that. Man was a real poet, complicated, but, on the other hand, full of hope - he considered himself an Ian Curtis antipode; constantly spiced up his melancholy with a beauty of life. Too bad, that even such an honorable way of living led him to a suicide. Makes me cry. If you can't find recent documentary about him ("Walking in the Opposite Direction") ask me for it, it's done maturely, with an educational moral and respect to both Borland and his colleagues.

D!XI

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