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Patrick McDermott began his North Americans project with two albums: 2013sNo_No, and 2015sLegends. Both records were dense affairs, with blocks of sound shifting and moving like melting glaciers to create a gorgeous, impenetrable, collection of digital drones. Though they sounded nothing like what would come a bit later, both records showcased McDermotts understanding of mood and composition. On 2018sGoing Steady, McDermott blended his love of American Primitive guitar playing with playful pieces that never overstayed their welcome. He also began collaborating with a wide range of artists: fromJulianna Barwickto guitar prodigyHayden Pedigo, as well asCloud Nothings Dylan Baldi, and more.

Now, two years later, McDermott is releasingRoped In, a gorgeous, intimate, and often spare album that pulls back from the collaborative nature established onGoing Steadyfor a collection of fragile drone pieces anchored by McDermotts intricate but direct guitar playing and haunting pedal steel work from Portland, OregonsBarry Walker.

WhereGoing Steadywas brimming with ideas and micromovements,Roped Inis relatively sparse, built on patience and the kind of once-in-a-lifetime collaborative energy between McDermott and Walker, and accented by occasional collaborations from harpistMary Lattimoreand guitaristWilliam Tyler.I wanted to focus on the simplicity of the music, McDermott says. I didnt want to be beholden to this massive goal of [making music] to see how progressive and experimental it could be. I was attempting to cherish the pureness of this type of music.

Patrick McDermott began his North Americans project with two albums: 2013sNo_No, and 2015sLegends. Both records were dense affairs, with blocks of sound shifting and moving like melting glaciers to create a gorgeous, impenetrable, collection of digital drones. Though they sounded nothing like what would come a bit later, both records showcased McDermotts understanding of mood and composition. On 2018sGoing Steady, McDermott blended his love of American Primitive guitar playing with playful pieces that never overstayed their welcome. He also began collaborating with a wide range of artists: fromJulianna Barwickto guitar prodigyHayden Pedigo, as well asCloud Nothings Dylan Baldi, and more.

Now, two years later, McDermott is releasingRoped In, a gorgeous, intimate, and often spare album that pulls back from the collaborative nature established onGoing Steadyfor a collection of fragile drone pieces anchored by McDermotts intricate but direct guitar playing and haunting pedal steel work from Portland, OregonsBarry Walker.

WhereGoing Steadywas brimming with ideas and micromovements,Roped Inis relatively sparse, built on patience and the kind of once-in-a-lifetime collaborative energy between McDermott and Walker, and accented by occasional collaborations from harpistMary Lattimoreand guitaristWilliam Tyler.I wanted to focus on the simplicity of the music, McDermott says. I didnt want to be beholden to this massive goal of [making music] to see how progressive and experimental it could be. I was attempting to cherish the pureness of this type of music.

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Patrick McDermott began his North Americans project with two albums: 2013sNo_No, and 2015sLegends. Both records were dense affairs, with blocks of sound shifting and moving like melting glaciers to create a gorgeous, impenetrable, collection of digital drones. Though they sounded nothing like what would come a bit later, both records showcased McDermotts understanding of mood and composition. On 2018sGoing Steady, McDermott blended his love of American Primitive guitar playing with playful pieces that never overstayed their welcome. He also began collaborating with a wide range of artists: fromJulianna Barwickto guitar prodigyHayden Pedigo, as well asCloud Nothings Dylan Baldi, and more.

Now, two years later, McDermott is releasingRoped In, a gorgeous, intimate, and often spare album that pulls back from the collaborative nature established onGoing Steadyfor a collection of fragile drone pieces anchored by McDermotts intricate but direct guitar playing and haunting pedal steel work from Portland, OregonsBarry Walker.

WhereGoing Steadywas brimming with ideas and micromovements,Roped Inis relatively sparse, built on patience and the kind of once-in-a-lifetime collaborative energy between McDermott and Walker, and accented by occasional collaborations from harpistMary Lattimoreand guitaristWilliam Tyler.I wanted to focus on the simplicity of the music, McDermott says. I didnt want to be beholden to this massive goal of [making music] to see how progressive and experimental it could be. I was attempting to cherish the pureness of this type of music.

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