Abstraction and introspection both feature heavily in the music of Kevin Verwijmeren. When he began making music in 2013, the Dutch producer, who grew up in a remote area of the southern Netherlands close by the sea, drew inspiration from long travels on public transport as well as theoretical perspectives acquired as a physics student. In the two years since his last album (Those Glorious Heights, 2016), he has immersed himself in intensive sound study and recording and now presents his third full-length studio album Dett.
As on previous works, the track titles serve as cues and markers along the course of a seamless flow of what is essentially a single long-form composition. A deep undercurrent runs through Dett that recalls the immersive, melancholic drones of It’s the Colour of a Cloud-Covered Sky, but Verwijmeren builds expansively on this to create a restless, sprawling, and constantly shifting narrative with a palpable sense of existential angst. The more one listens, the more layers of subtext are revealed. In the end, Dett feels more like a passage than a journey, leaving the listener with much to process while establishing Verwijmeren as one of the more compelling and distinctive voices on the ambient scene.
Dett will be available October 23 in two 12-inch vinyl LP editions, transparent blue (100 copies) and black (200 copies). Digital downloads are also an option. The album was mastered by Stephen Mathieu and features artwork & layout by Jan van der Kleijn.