van wyck is a singer/songwriter from amsterdam who recently sent me her debut EP, 'tanned legs'. as soon as i hit play on this one, i was excited about it. van wyck's voice can go from world weary fragile whispers to high and silvery notes of self harmony, and is at all times beautifully restrained. this brings me to the minimalist production. stark acoustic guitar parts accented by subtle piano runs allow her excellent voice to have the space it needs. only the final song, 'push back the sun', has a slightly bigger sound with the introduction of an electric guitar and some louder playing.
her lyrics are great too, personal, tactile and rich with imagery. this EP is short at three songs, but it leaves you wanting more. recommended.
very worth it to name your price for it here.