Troy Meadows is the recording project of North Jersey songwriter D. Klein. Klein's early recordings were praised for their sparse arrangements, unique wordplay, and gentle transcendence. In An Airfield Disappears (2010), Klein layered percussive acoustic guitars and reverb-soaked electric guitars to evoke the after-hours aura of a phantom North Jersey airport. In Love Songs for Astronomers (2013), Klein expanded his sonic palette with synthesizers and a plethora of "brave new effects" to simulate the sounds of deep space. Troy Meadows recordings have been featured on college radio stations like WTUL (Tulane) KZSU (Stanford), KAOS (Evergreen St.), and WUOG (Univ. of Georgia).
The New Album/Emerging Themes:
Adelaide, Troy Meadows' fourth studio album, is a collection of songs about coming to terms with the past and present and, ultimately, taking that elusive next step. Somewhere along the way, Adelaide has also become a statement of sorts on the creative process. The album showcases Klein's new approach to music, featuring vintage drum machines, breezily hypnotic guitars, propulsive rhythms, a few desperate blasts of distortion, and a new emphasis on the spoken word. Klein considers the album to be a "personal masterpiece" and thanks God for its improbable completion. He continues to be amazed at its existence.