The second volume of Cam Deas’ Quadtych presents the final two parts of this massive work for 12 string guitar.
The third and fourth parts presented on this LP begin like the calm after the storm at the end of Volume One. Moving into the major key, Deas brings back melodies from Part One in a whole new light, building into a grand melodic climax at the end of Part Three before the transfiguration of a beautiful repetitive pattern into an atonal onslaught eventually falling into a vicious free improvisation on his now completely detuned 12 string in the fourth and final part.
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Riser was borne out of a desire to bring the sound of the human voice to the core of Fieldhead’s music, and to rally against an idea of it as peripheral, as an afterthought to the music. The EP continues the love of tape hiss, grainy textures and dusty loops married with brevity and melody to be found in the album preceeding it (‘They Shook Hands for Hours’), but this time the pallete has been stripped back to just the human voice and minimal, organic synthesisers.
Quadtych Volume One presents Parts One and Two of Cam Deasʼ colossal Quadtych for 12 string guitar, a four part piece spanning over 70 minutes in total.
Recorded in one evening at Londonʼs Roundhouse in December 2010 by Jack Allett, though over a year and a half since its initial sketches, it is his first composed work for 12 string guitar since the 2009 split tour LP with Spoono/Jack Allett on Blackest Rainbow.