Hometown: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The joy of jazz inspired tunes with notes that conjure gentle bulbs floating in the mind.The subtlety in Hurlmusic by Stephen Hurley doesn’t hurl anything aggressive at you. In fact, what you get is pure aural bliss that calls to mind the freshness of waterfalls and organic blankets.
His melodies sometimes go into atonal realm but he knows how to get you back. He has no intention of letting you off the hook. And you squirm while he caresses your senses with bubbles of fascinating sounds.Tenderfoot is an example of something that’s quirky but also friendly. It has that sensual tension that goes into pulses of bliss but never really climax.
Just a Little is a tease of a track. Kind of makes you think about someone taking off layers of clothing but not really going all the way. The steady percussion attack is like desire pounding only to explode into ripples of silver waves. Free Ride has that groovy and hypnotic whisper of a fervent desire waiting to be consummated. Better bite your lower lips when you listen to this and curl your toes. And told me, is a warm afterglow after an aural lovemaking. There are traces of warm, wet sounds trailing along the ambient samples. But yes Stephen Hurley knows how to seduce you and leave you satiated and smiling.
Take a listen via Jango.
Stephen Hurley, St Kilda Melbourne based pianist/keyboardist.
Began performing at an early age at classical recitals, performed all around Melbourne through the 70’s to the 90’s in various formats, bands and duo’s. Keyboards, acoustic piano, hammond organ. Occassional studio session, soundtracks (documentary). Been involved in many aspects of the music industry, performing live, video/tv appearance and behind the scenes. Proprietor of cafe’s in Melbourne St Kilda, popular haunt with many in the entertainment industry. Staircase fall in the 90’s resulted in spinal cord injury. Returning to music making in recent years after a long recovery.