Kevin McCormick & David Horridge
Light Patterns

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why we love this

Like staring into the middle of a flickering candle flame, a wave of ease immediately washes over you. A beautiful release that invites you to repose and drift away.

about the record

In 1970, Kevin and David met whilst they were working in the Labour Exchange Office on Aytoun St, Manchester. Both played guitar and had been searching for other musicians who played atmospheric music. Kevin had been playing in small clubs in Manchester and David had been playing in a few local bands. One evening, they jammed together, at Kevin’s family home, and quickly realized that their playing blended together to form the basis of the sound they had been looking for.

In the late 70s, the music scene in Manchester was bursting with new bands and music. Kevin and David, however, had little in common with the local acts, being disciples of a more meditative approach. They followed a path of their own, reaching for an otherworldly sound that they heard from artists like John Martyn, David Crosby, Erik Satie, Terry Riley, Eberhard Weber, Alice Coltrane, and Ralph Towner. They experimented combining their acoustic guitars and David’s bass with various effects pedals and techniques to try and achieve a warm and expansive sound that rides the line between ambient, jazz, and psychedelic folk music.

Towards 1981, they had written eleven songs and accompanied a few with Moog synthesizer laid down by Rob Baxter. All were recorded on cassette decks in their simple home studios.

They named this collection of music “Light Patterns” after a poem Kevin had written:

Light patterns in a glass dream

Sound fountains in a gentle stream

Smoked visions in another room

Form and fade all too soon

  1. 1 - Glass Dreams 4:52
  2. 2 - Last Chances 3:13
  3. 3 - Coast Lines  4:08
  4. 4 - Dance For Two Strangers  2:24
  5. 5 - Jules & Jen  3:13
  6. 6 - Sandpatterns 3:55
  7. 7 - Reflections  3:07
  8. 8 - Quickdance  3:32
  9. 9 - Highlife  4:20
  10. 10 - Sunshowers 2:12
  11. 11 - Special Places 3:13

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Kevin McCormick & David Horridge
Light Patterns

30,00

only 3 left

  1. 1 - Glass Dreams 4:52
  2. 2 - Last Chances 3:13
  3. 3 - Coast Lines  4:08
  4. 4 - Dance For Two Strangers  2:24
  5. 5 - Jules & Jen  3:13
  6. 6 - Sandpatterns 3:55
  7. 7 - Reflections  3:07
  8. 8 - Quickdance  3:32
  9. 9 - Highlife  4:20
  10. 10 - Sunshowers 2:12
  11. 11 - Special Places 3:13

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why we love this

Like staring into the middle of a flickering candle flame, a wave of ease immediately washes over you. A beautiful release that invites you to repose and drift away.

about the record

In 1970, Kevin and David met whilst they were working in the Labour Exchange Office on Aytoun St, Manchester. Both played guitar and had been searching for other musicians who played atmospheric music. Kevin had been playing in small clubs in Manchester and David had been playing in a few local bands. One evening, they jammed together, at Kevin’s family home, and quickly realized that their playing blended together to form the basis of the sound they had been looking for.

In the late 70s, the music scene in Manchester was bursting with new bands and music. Kevin and David, however, had little in common with the local acts, being disciples of a more meditative approach. They followed a path of their own, reaching for an otherworldly sound that they heard from artists like John Martyn, David Crosby, Erik Satie, Terry Riley, Eberhard Weber, Alice Coltrane, and Ralph Towner. They experimented combining their acoustic guitars and David’s bass with various effects pedals and techniques to try and achieve a warm and expansive sound that rides the line between ambient, jazz, and psychedelic folk music.

Towards 1981, they had written eleven songs and accompanied a few with Moog synthesizer laid down by Rob Baxter. All were recorded on cassette decks in their simple home studios.

They named this collection of music “Light Patterns” after a poem Kevin had written:

Light patterns in a glass dream

Sound fountains in a gentle stream

Smoked visions in another room

Form and fade all too soon

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