Choir Boy

Passive With Desire

Dais Records DAIS 117 CD
  • CD: Expanded CD version with 12-page lyric booklet, incl. seven bonus tracks
  • LP: Includes download, incl. printed inner sleeve, black vinyl
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Since his recording debut as Choir Boy in 2016, Adam Klopp mined a sound swirls 1980s synth noir with captivating, cinematic songs sweeping with pensive sorrow and glowing hope. As a former member of the Mormon faith, Klopp spent his youth both in the pews of his place of worship, but also churning through DIY punk venues, before leaving the sect in the thick of a mission in Tahiti.

The duality of faith and fiction are central to the lush explorations on his debut album Passive With Desire. Recorded at Studio Studio Dada, the album’s tracks permuted as bedroom sketches, awash with camp, the sting of loss, and allusions to halcyon days of nocturnal, electronic driven pop. Retaining elements of Klopp’s original demos, Passive With Desire was recorded with a full band and polished with trumpet, strings, as well as archival samples calling back to Klopp’s hazy youth.

Engineered by Klopp, Bret Meisenbach, and Stephen Cope, Passive With Desire is the entry point to Choir Boy’s world of emotive wit, novella kissed lyricism, and bouncy, synth-forward takes on traditional song writing bound by the universal themes of loss, desire, evolution, and exploration.

Now available for the first time in wide release, Passive With Desire is a proper introduction to Klopp’s unique storytelling, orated by his full, rangeful vocals. The expanded CD version comes with a 12-page lyric booklet, and combines the album with seven bonus tracks, including the Sunday Light EP and tracks from the limited Part Time Punks cassette. The repackaged LP edition comes in a sturdy matte jacket with matte Eurosleeve insert with lyrics.

Choir Boy: Passive With Desire

Two Lips Choir Boy 3' 30''
Angel Dog Choir Boy 4' 32''
Leave Me Be Choir Boy 3' 50''
I Feel How The Snow Falls Choir Boy 4' 19''
Blood Moon Choir Boy 5' 33''
Sanitarium Choir Boy 5' 20''
Passive With Desire Choir Boy 5' 41''
Hellmouth Choir Boy 3' 57''
Dark Room Choir Boy 4' 28''
Sunday Light (Sunday Light 7") Choir Boy 4' 14''
Madeline (Sunday Light 7") Choir Boy 4' 51''
Blood Moon (Part Time Punks Sessions) Choir Boy 5' 34''
Leave Me Be (Part Time Punks Sessions) Choir Boy 3' 51''
Madeline (Part Time Punks Sessions) Choir Boy 4' 55''
Passive With Desire (Part Time Punks Sessions) Choir Boy 5' 56''
Two Lips (Part Time Punks Sessions) Choir Boy 3' 37''

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