15 / 01 / 2021
The Key Rocks, is a solo project offering inspiration to anyone that has a desire to write music that it is absolutely possible to record and release it with decent production quality and without breaking the bank. It’s the work of 48 year old Irishman Kevin James Murphy, and this Americana Irish rock project sees limited production as he keeps it simple with his LoFi approach to acoustic-influenced rock. The album is an interesting mixture of laid-back laments and more upbeat tracks such as Casanova.
Kevin presently lives in The but has been living in various
parts of the world over the past 28 years or so and a guitar
has always been close by as his travelling companion. He
believes there is too much focus in the world at the moment
on overproduction, being perfect, and the expectation that
everyone needs to live up to a certain image. He started the
project to work against that concept, so armed with an
iMac, Logic Pro, a couple of guitars and a piano in his
living room, he recorded, produced and subsequently
released and promoted the songs on the album.
Kevin James Murphy is an Irish musician, producer
and executive producer who records as The Key
Rocks. He believes that there is way too much
focus in the world at the moment on being
perfect. Perhaps we should reflect that maybe
its time to have less of that approach and
release music in a raw and honest production
and at a fraction of the cost!
He strives for a raw simple sound. He doesn’t
agree with overproduction. Every song is recorded in a
maximum of two or three takes. He plays all the
instruments and tries to write honestly with all of the songs
being based on direct or indirect real personal experiences
and exposures over the past decades.
Kevin is presently recording
his next album which will be
available for release in the
A Musician with a LoFi
approach, limited production,
keeping it simple and basic,
going with the flow
and limited takes.