Deerpath marks a new standard for Adam in the recording process, each song tailor-made. 16 different musicians appear on 16 tracks. With Goldman producing, he maintained something cohesive, a united sound despite several different formations. Adam worked with four different engineers from tracking to mastering and the final product is a beautiful, 180 gram vinyl album with full-color gatefold with insert.
Adam commissioned Cary Porter to produce a series of acrylic paintings that would return storytelling and imag- ination to album art. They agreed on the title “Deerpath” before starting, evoking a fantasy image, and a theme of wandering knowledge seekers. They also agreed that the work should be a tryptic in the style of illustrations from The Wind in the Willows. It is an ode to the spirituality of Oregon’s mystical forests.