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Joseph McKee is remarkably composed for someone who lives in such a constant state of change. At present he’s living and working in Melbourne, following a stint in his home state of Western Australia after the dissolution of his band Snowman in London. If that all seems a bit Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiago?, it hasn’t troubled McKee. “I like to keep moving,” he admits. “I do tend to get quite fidgety and restless, and so I want to keep moving and consuming things – whether it’s art, or music, or whatever. Melbourne’s been great so far for doing just that.”
The first solo album from Snowman’s Joe McKee represents a stark contrast to his former band’s sound, though it shares the ambience and sparseness that crept into the band’s swan song, Absence. The biggest change is McKee’s warm croon, a far cry from the rabid shriek of his Snowman vocals. Where he once chimed in as one part of the chaotic ensemble, his voice is now front and centre, with the minimal instrumentation following his cue.