Music Mini Review
Karver Hitchcock – The Fading Glow
One of my biggest resources for finding local music talent is on bandcamp. When I have time, I tag ‘Fredericton’ on bandcamp and discover music for my Instant Breakfast and East Coast Stream shows on CHSR. Most of the time I have no idea who these people are, nor do I know anything about them other than their obvious passion for music. I like it that way. I have no preconceived notions or judgements of these people. I just respect the fact that they make music and share it with the masses. I am not scenester, hipster, or elitist – I just love music.
This is not the first time that I have heard Karver Hitchcock’s music. In fact, I have played music off his previous releases on my show that I also discovered on bandcamp. There is an obvious deep Floyd connection to the musical style and that is not a bad thing. He has a mellower vibe and his music is void of pretension. Hitchcock does all the instrumentation on the recording and is able to pull off a singular musical vision that compliments the deceivingly simple arrangements. The Fading Glow is the title of the release, which is an apply named considering its transient nature – the songs are short fleeting moments of time and space. With that being said, there is still a strong pop sensibility to the recordings that are catching and hooky. Recommended.