Kevin McCormick – Sticklebacks LP
Kevin McCormick’s unreleased bedroom studio tape material (1982-1984).
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.
A2 Sunday Farmway
A3 A Little Cove
A4 Mountain Tops
B1 Night Journey
B2 Moon Clock
B3 A Little Space
B4 Alone In A Crowd