Boomkat Product Review:
Another fine American songwriter in the lo-fi tradition, Adam Lipman's music recalls I See A Darkness-era Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Mount Eerie in its plaintive, maudlin execution. From Your Mouth To God's Ear reveals a sensitive and eloquent up-and-comer in alternative Americana. "A concept album that feasts on its own allusions, Adam Lipman's From Your Mouth to God's Ears was recorded in a house in Salt Lake City, Utah, under the shadow of the Mormon Temple. The recording session had two sides to the battle: those who had left the church, and those who had remained a part of the church. Lipman was in the middle of it all; wrestling with the warring factions of belief, compelling them to yield to the songs above all else, as he himself wrestled with God to gain his royal life, demanding the differences to be set aside for the recording session, submitting to nothing but songcraft and his unwavering totalitarian ego. The lyrics reference French director Maurice Pialat's masterpiece, A Nos Amours, Chaucer's The Epic Dandelion, and the sickeningly familiar elements of the common neurotic's daily life. The music, tailored with patience and diligence, sounds both harshly anachronistic and thoroughly, unrelentingly modern. A traditional assortment of organ, piano, drums, guitar, and bass belies the rather unconventional tone and structure of these songs."