words by ross jones
Kevin Patrick, with his evocative project Field Medic, crafts the sort of music that embeds into your brain when you least expect it, building itself a home and lighting a glowing fire within. While unquestionably present and familiar, Patrick’s music evokes this sense of vulnerability that exudes also from the carefully constructed structures that he particularly deliberates over. It’s purposefully reflective and emotive, yet seems all the more effortless as each beautiful new phrase blossoms.
With the prolific nature of Patrick’s work (he’s released one full-length and eight EPs since 2015) the music could easily be overshadowed by the stature of catalogue that he has created. Yet with new EP ‘if i shout that the revolutions in my blind heart have left me on the mend, would i still have to surrender to the tides to exorcise this possession?‘ there is no worry at all of that playing out here. Patrick weaves through ‘CrAzI PerSoN’ with unashamed predisposition, a yearning for a little life and a little love in amongst being able to define a year of feeling like utter shit. It’s bolstered by the wonderful richness of Patrick’s hooks, quaint yet wealthily melodious in a completely un-showy way, it’s what will have you returning time and again to the precious turns and notions of a frank mind.
The wonderful power of this EP lies in its ability to exclude a whole plethora of emotion and different feelings. It’s warm and intimate, wondrous and unintentional, lost and disorientated. Wherever a deeper context my lie, the breadth that Patrick’s work achieves is highly commendable in itself. Stream it in full below.