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Friday, August 11, 2017

Dean McPhee - Four Stones

Hood Faire are raising funds to release solo electric guitarist Dean McPhee's third full length album, a collection of free-flowing solo electric guitar instrumentals which combine fluid fingerpicked melodies with atmospheric drones and hypnotic loops. 
The link for the Kickstarter page is:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hoodfaire/dean-mcphee-four-stones-lp but it can also be found more easily just by searching for "Dean McPhee" on www.kickstarter.com
Only a couple of weeks to go ......

"Four Stones" brings together remastered versions of three tracks that were only previously available on limited edition tape compilations on the Folklore Tapes label (which are now sold out) along with two new pieces "Dance Macabre" and the epic 14 minute "Four Stones" which sees Dean using a new kick drum pedal to add a percussive undercurrent to his music.

The Folklore Tapes tracks are "The Blood of St. John" (from Calendar Customs Vol IV: Crown of Light), "Rule of Threes (from Lancashire Folklore Tapes Vol 1: Pendle, 1612) and "The Devil's Knell" (from Folklore Tapes Calendar Customs Vol III: Midwinter Rites and Revelries). 

"Four Stones" has been mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering and will be pressed on 180g vinyl at Vinyl Factory in the UK. The album cover features a photo by Robin Zahler of The Great Stone of Four Stones in North Yorkshire.