Metamorphosis

by Half Deaf Clatch

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    A brand new studio album written and recorded during lockdown, 'Metamorphosis' is an album all about change, both lyrically and musicially. I've taken all of my influences and thrown them together into one big musical melting pot, the end result is electric, acoustic, moody and eclectic.
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    releases May 4, 2021

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    Signed and numbered CD in a card wallet with a full colour A5 lyric book, A5 insert card, black album logo t-shirt with antique gold print, premium screen printed patch with heat seal backing and two exclusive stickers. Extremely limited edition, only 50 bundles will ever be produced.

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1.
The Transmutation
2.
While We Sleep
3.
Song To A Dying Land
4.
Monochrome Man
5.
Damocles Sees
6.
Life On Tape
7.
Raven And The Apothecary
8.
She Walks As A Ghost
9.
The Alchemical Blues
10.
In The Dead Of Night

about

Listen and/or download the single 'Life On Tape' here: speakuprecordings.bandcamp.com/track/life-on-tape-2

In October last year I started thinking about a follow up to 'Every Path Leads Here', which despite it's rather downbeat and personal nature had garnered some rather amazing reviews and feedback. Things like 'the best Clatch album yet' had been whispered in hushed voices by people in the know! Which is great, but makes writing a follow up a bit daunting to say the least. The only thing I knew for sure was it had to be different.
I'd really enjoyed working on the special EPs for 'Bandcamp Fridays' over the course of last year, especially the 'Electric Desert' trilogy, writing them had given me an opportunity to flex my creative muscles and get back into playing electric guitar.
So I decided to concentrate on electric guitar for the new album, don't get me wrong this is not a 'Blues Rock' affair, my playing style is pretty much the same as on an acoustic, and I still dont use a pick. I just found myself playing in a Junior Kimbrough / Mississippi Gabe Carter kind of style, with a slightly dirty, reverb drenched guitar sound - and the more I played, the more I liked it.
There's still a good deal of acoustic guitar thrown in the mix on this album too, along with some live percussion, bass guitar, organ, synths and other instruments which fit in and compliment the overall 'sound'. It's still very much a 'Clatch' album, just with an electric twist!
I've had my doubts about releasing something predominantly 'electric', but I just tell myself "If it was good enough for Fred McDowell, it's good enough for me".

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releases May 4, 2021

All songs written, performed and recorded by HDC. Recorded on Digital Multitrack then mixed onto 1/4" tape and mastered using analogue equipment.

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Speak Up Recordings UK

Independent label for the recording projects of Andrew McLatchie (aka Half Deaf Clatch). Alt-Blues, Dark Roots ,Gothic Americana and Doom Country.

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