Kevin Harrison

Inscrutably Obvious

Superior Viaduct SV145LP
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Hailing from Nuneaton, England, Kevin Harrison recorded both solo and collaboratively throughout the late '70s and early '80s. While his early recordings would come out in hyper-limited editions or go unreleased for decades, Inscrutably Obvious remains his sole LP – a lost gem of Britian's '80s cassette culture and DIY bedroom aesthetics.

Originally released in 1981, Inscrutably Obvious covers a lot of ground on its seventeen inscrutable tracks – from analog synth workouts to mutated disco and shimmering guitar improvisations. The album maintains a late-night vibe, filtered through a post-punk lens.

Harrison clearly wears his influences on his sleeve – major debts are paid to Brian Eno, Robert Fripp and Manuel Gottsching – yet finds his own unique voice, combining quirky instrumentals and surrealist sensibilities.

This first-time reissue is recommended for fans of Chris & Cosey, Cupol and The Normal. Inscrutably Obvious sounds as fresh today as it must have nearly 40 years ago.

Kevin Harrison: Inscrutably Obvious

The Cantonese Detective Agency Kevin Harrison 2' 35''
Some Aspects Of Music Kevin Harrison 3' 54''
All Night Long Kevin Harrison 1' 38''
Wooden Heartthrob Of Peking Kevin Harrison 3' 11''
Chase The Dragon Kevin Harrison 4' 09''
The Word Kevin Harrison 4' 14''
Cyclotron Kevin Harrison 3' 34''
Water Kevin Harrison 3' 23''
Take It Away Kevin Harrison 1' 56''
Flicker Kevin Harrison 2' 45''
Stretch_1 Kevin Harrison 5' 44''
Stretch_2 Kevin Harrison 1' 18''
Horizontal_Diagonal Kevin Harrison 3' 45''
M0903A Kevin Harrison 2' 24''
Melodica Melodica Kevin Harrison 1' 39''
People In Space Kevin Harrison 1' 56''
Free-Float Kevin Harrison 3' 50''

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