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The Art of BLEEP! As one member of Sydney trio TOOTH, or under his own name, Kevin Purdy's music is instantly recognisable with its intricately woven patchwork of samples, tones and rhythms, yet very accessible and often with a sense of fun and frivolity. Illumination is a surprising turn though, dense and textural ambience with a sometimes melancholic edge draws the listener in to a veritable cathedral of space, atmosphere and other-worldliness. His best work to date in my opinion.
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    Soft Records return to the format they love most, vinyl, for the 4th solo album by Sydney producer, musician Kevin Purdy aka Purdy.
    Illumination comes as a lovely sparkling thing, 140g vinyl Plus you get a free downlod of the album and a sticker.

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Illumination, an album (LP) by Kevin Purdy aka Purdy released mid 2012.
Illumination is a collection of ambient and minimalist soundscapes recorded over the past five years.
Purdy has stripped back his usual multilayered production sound, creating a wonderfully dark yet illuminated journey. As this is a completely different release than other Purdy works it has been released under his full name.
Illumination features Kevin's muse and partner Amanda Stewart (poet, performer, Machines For Making Sense, Metalog, etc etc) on the track Cloud Shadows on Hill.
The instrumentation is pared back to a minimal palette of synth and ebo guitar, adding to that, field recordings, found sounds and so on. Mountains Dreaming is the only exception production wise, utilising loops and percussion throughout a minimalist dub soundscape which combines the natural landscape with the industrial. Coming back to the city, the sound of soot.


released May 28, 2012

Kevin Purdy : electric & accoustic guitar, synth, percussion, voice, programming, production
Amanda Stewart - voice
Cover photo by KP
Layout and flourishes Amanda Mason
Title lettering - Kit Kellen
Logo - Bluce Slorach
Mastering - William Bowden



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Purdy Sydney, Australia

Purdy, aka Kevin Purdy, has been creating music all his life.
A multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, producer whose music catalogue, dating back to the late 70's, is enormous.
His musical journey through many bands and LPs has led to him creating his own individual musical style, compacting his past into colorful new world of sound. He created Soft Records for his 1st release in 1999
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