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ARTIST
TITLE
Brown Bear
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
PTYT 046CD PTYT 046CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/1/2011

West Yorkshire's Dean McPhee self-released on his own Hood Faire label a limited 12" in 2009. Blast First Petite picked up rights for this CD re-release after hearing a track on WFMU New York, and Dean has gone on to record a new album for BFP. John Peel's son, Tom Ravenscroft gave the 12" an honorable mention in a round-up of his current favorite music. In New York, a store reported that it seems every time they put the record on they sell one, so immediate is the "McPhee Effect." Reviews of the 12": Brainwashed: "This is a very promising and assured first release, as McPhee displays a rare combination of technical skill, simplicity, and subtle unpredictability." Boomkat: "Dean McPhee offers a more complete picture of his talents as a solo guitarist on this new 12" for the Hood Faire label. Playing clean electric guitar without too much in the way of reverb, McPhee plucks his way through some lovely instrumentals here, perhaps bringing to mind John Fahey's more melodic Table Of The Elements output or certain Six Organs Of Admittance recordings. Best of the bunch is the B-side-filling title track which makes good use of delay/loop pedals and stirs up a wonderfully dense atmospheric backdrop after the more skeletal, naturalistic sounds of the A-side. Recommended." Foxy Digitalis: "Arguably the best solo guitar record in the past few years. 10/10."