Kevin Verwijmeren - Those Glorious Heights

Kevin Verwijmeren - Those Glorious Heights

Verdict: 4/5

Icarus Records / Vynilla Vinyl


I006 / VV029


February 26, 2016

Written By

Beatrice Sommer


March 28, 2016

Kevin Verwijmeren is a 23 year old science student, living in Delft, Holland. Since 2013, he creates musical patterns and melodies, which he combines into contemplative landscapes of sound. Inspired by the sound and emotion of Loscil, Tim Hecker and Pan American, Verwijmeren constructs a musical cocoon to imagine a vision of a different world.

Through his dark but beautiful soundscapes, he tries to break daily routine and accept the dark side of life. His debut album ‘Those Glorious Heights’ has been released in a limited edition on Icarus Records/Vynilla Vinyl, with artwork by Jan Van Der Kleijn.

The album is a meditative blend of melodies that intertwine softly to build a deeply emotional experience. The songs have the odd naturalness and warmth specific to white noise, shaping an out of this world context from the first to the last one. They are similarly structured, opening peacefully just to climax into daring, heart wrenching ends.

‘Those Glorious Heights’ might shed a tear, especially during the tormenting 'A Change Of Time' and even the somewhat optimistic 'We Believe', but a little additional suffering is a small price to pay in order to listen to this bewitching work of Kevin Verwijmeren.


A1. Last
A2. Vik
A3. Nothing Still Left
A4. A Change Of Time
A5. I'll Draw You A Mountain
B1. We Believe
B2. The Light Is Coming
B3. Keep Me Up At Night