I’d never heard of Kormac but he’s been championed by Mr Scruff. And on Everything Around Me from new album Doorstep you can understand why. There’s the intricate downtempo shuffly funk, a bit of Rhodes, a bit of Big Band and a little electronics gluing the samples together.
The rest of the album is marred by unnecessary vocals. But if you don’t share my prejudice about vocals, go ahead:
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After turning up on Irvine Welsh’s Edinburgh doorstep over 2 ago years with the track ‘Another Screen’ written especially written for him, instead of taking out a restraining order, the generous author took him in, fed and watered him and sent him home with the track complete. Buoyed by the success of this approach, Kormac went on a world tour which took in trips to Texas, Switzerland, London, Wales, Chicago & more, turning up on a diverse range of doorsteps, ideas and gear in hand, with the end result being ‘Doorsteps’, his long awaited second album, following up 2010’s Word Play.
Featuring the likes of Micah P Hinson, Mercury Prize Winner Speech Debelle, Bajka alongside Welsh and many more, ‘Doorsteps’ is the fruit of several Big Band studio sessions which became the backbone of Kormac’s new material, just as the sampled old movies and records had before.