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Dean McPhee, "Four Stones" LP

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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.

"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.

To read a biography and some reviews of Dean's previous albums click here.

Funds pledged will be spent on pressing 500 records. Backers will be kept up to date with previews of the album art as it is finished and with the progress of the vinyl pressing, as well as upcoming launch gig dates and documentation of any live gigs or other events.

After backers have received their copies the finished album will be given a wider release and will be distributed by Cargo Records

Risks and challenges

The tracks are already recorded and mastered and are waiting to be sent to be pressed. The aim is to have the album ready to ship by November.

There are no major issues anticipated except for the possibility of delays at the pressing plant. This risk has been managed by using Vinyl Factory who have an excellent reputation for quality control.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 August 2017 13:08  


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