Drummer and producer John Morgan Kimock has self-released his debut album, Hikikomori, which arrived to Bandcamp and streaming platforms on Friday (3/5).

The 10-track studio effort, which delivers a tranquil listening experience centered around dreamy psychedelic soundscapes, features playing from an impressive lineup of guest musicians including his father/guitarist Steve Kimock, Jason Reed, Mike Gordon (Phish), Leslie Mendelson, Jared Bell (Lymbyc Systym, Alex Luquet (Sailcloth Sounds), Brett Lanier (The Barr Brothers), Josh Weinstein (Kat Wright), and “Other anonymous contributors,” according to the announcement.

“I’m so excited to have something out there that honestly represents my sound and at the same time pay homage to some of my heroes and bandmates who have inspired me along the way,” Kimock added in a press statement about his album of sublime instrumental compositions which were completed during this past year without any live performances. “It’s taken a long time to have it all feel right. I’m grateful to have had time to explore my own curiosities this year.”

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“I’m looking forward to performing again,” Kimock also told Live For Live Music last spring in regards to the then-new COVID-19 pandemic which had already shut down America’s concert industry the month prior. “It’s the only job I’ve ever been able to consistently build upon and I’m really in shock that it’s just not even a possibility to explore right now.”

Click here to order the album on Kimock’s Bandcamp page. Scroll down to stream the album in full via the Spotify player below.

Click here to revisit J.M. Kimock’s edition of Live For Live Music‘s 2020 Reflections series.

John Morgan Kimock – Hikikomori