Kevin McCormick - Sticklebacks - Artists Kevin McCormick Genre Ambient Release Date 14 Apr 2023 Cat No. SC#11 Format 12" Vinyl - Smiling C - Vinyl Record

Kevin McCormick - Sticklebacks

LABEL:   Smiling C

ARTISTS: Kevin McCormick
RELEASE DATE: 2023-04-14
FORMAT: 12" Vinyl
STYLE: Ambient

Kevin McCormick's unreleased bedroom studio tape material (1982-1984). Moods similar to Durutti Column, Woo, Crosby’s spacey moments, and Boards Of Canada’s nostalgia.

Following the release of Light Patterns in 1982, Kevin recorded a series of songs onto tape that explored the sonic possibilities of a solitary guitarist. Shedding the acoustic sound of his previous effort, he adopted a swelling electric palette to apply his moods to. These recordings are a shift in direction to a sparse and ambient style, and their hazy, repetitive movements create room for evocative melodies.

Kevin fills a deficiency of guitar-forward music with his minimalistic approach that is somewhere in the space between ambient, rock, jazz, and avant-garde. On Sticklebacks, he casts away the morning elegance of Light Patterns and leans further into the introverted feelings of the small hours. It is a nascent springtime journey that shows just what Kevin is capable of with six strings.

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