OT301 is pleased to present two highly original English guitarists, both playing their first ever concerts in Amsterdam. DEAN MCPHEE - electric guitar West Yorkshire based solo electric guitarist Dean McPhee
OT301 is pleased to present two highly original English guitarists, both playing their first ever concerts in Amsterdam.
DEAN MCPHEE – electric guitar
West Yorkshire based solo electric guitarist Dean McPhee plays a Fender Telecaster through a valve amp and effects pedals, combining clean, chiming melodic lines with deep layers of decaying delay and cavernous echo. A self taught musician, Dean has developed a unique style of playing which draws together influences from British Folk, Dub, Kosmische, Post Rock, Mali Blues and Modal Jazz. His releases on the Blast First Petite, Folklore Tapes, Hood Faire and World in Winter labels have been critically acclaimed by The Wire Magazine, Uncut Magazine, Record Collector Magazine, MOJO Magazine, Music OMH, Dusted Magazine, Brainwashed, The Out Door, Drowned in Sound and The Quietus amongst others.
Dean’s third full length album Four Stones is due to be released in January 2018. Four Stones brings together remastered versions of three tracks that were only previously available on (now sold out) limited edition tape compilations on the “unique and essential” (Dusted Magazine) Folklore Tapes label along with two new pieces: “Danse Macabre” and the epic 14 minute “Four Stones” which find Dean using a new kick drum pedal to add a percussive undercurrent to his music.
SEABUCKTHORN – resonator guitar, 12 string acoustic guitar
Seabuckthorn is the solo project of UK acoustic guitarist Andy Cartwright. Releasing six albums since 2008 he explores alternative terrains on six to twelve strings, often with minimal layered accompaniments to produce a musical landscape. Cartwright uses the techniques of finger picking and bowing combined with various open tunings to form a well curated mixture of approaches. His critically-acclaimed 2016 EP I Could See The Smoke further solidifies his anomalous position within the genres solo guitar music, American primitive, and modern classical.
Falling into the cinematic and soundtrack genres, influences range from the traditional styles of Robbie Basho and Jack Rose, to more modern players like Ben Chasny, Zak Riles, and Gustavo Santaolalla with whom Cartwright shares an emphasis on atmospheric and multi-instrumental compositions. Sometimes quietly ambient, often powerfully expressive.