Kevin McCormick & David Horridge - Light Patterns
Every now and then you find a record that exists so far out of time, deviated from the trends of then, now, and all in between, that it feels like a world unto itself. In Light Patterns, the sole offering of Kevin McCormick and David Horridge, we have just that. Brought to us appropriately by Smiling C, those purveyors of brilliant colors in weird corners, Light Patterns fuses together elements of British Folk, Cosmic American Music, nascent 80s New Age, and Balearic sunrise mentalities into a prism reflecting back an optimistic, yet esoteric sound.
Like all great albums that sit within the realm of ‘outsider’, one hears contemporaries that existed completely outside of the music’s origins. In some instances, one hears echoes of Vini Reilly or Lawrence Deebank’s crystalline chords, in others, the Woo’ing ambience of the Ives brothers. Overall, what McCormick and Horridge manifested back in ’82 is a stunning, moving work - elusive yet lucid, like dreaming without sleeping. Our highest possible recommendation.