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A Secret Life

by Half Deaf Clatch

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1.
Taproot 01:45
2.
Sylvan 06:26
3.
Storm 04:20
4.
Petrichor 02:21
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Outlaw 04:03
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War 05:11
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Garden 05:39
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Raven 04:37
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Winter 05:14
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Renewal 06:35

about

Last year I found mysef thinking about trees, their life span, events that could have happened around them, events we know nothing about, because obviously trees can't talk. But what if one could, what stories could it tell? That's the premise for this album in a nutshell, imagining a fictious tree and telling the stories this silent observer could have witnessed.

Musically you could call this album 'Folk Blues','Gothic Americana' or even 'Chamber Blues', but I'll leave genre definition to those who think such things are important, I just sat with a guitar and wrote music I loved playing. I wanted this album to sound organic, so everything is first take recordings, 'mistakes' and all, tempos rising and falling with the flow of the music, making a connection with the guitar and the songs in my head, after all the guitar was once part of a tree itself!

After listening to 'A Secret Life' if just one person stops and looks at a tree to ponder the things it could have witnessed I'll consider this album an unmitigated success.

credits

released December 10, 2021

All songs written, performed and recorded by A D McLatchie
All guitar on the album is played on a Vintage® 'Raven' acoustic

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Speak Up Recordings UK

Independent label for the recording projects of Andrew McLatchie (aka Half Deaf Clatch). Slightly strange musicianer. Eleven Time British Blues Award Finalist 2013 - 2016
Six Time UK Blues Award Finalist 2018 - 2022

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