“Four Stones” is solo electric guitarist Dean McPhee's third full length album, a collection of free-flowing solo electric guitar instrumentals which combines fluid fingerpicked melodies with atmospheric drones and trance-inducing loops. "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. The Folklore Tapes tracks "The Blood of St. John" (from Calendar Customs Vol IV: Crown of Light), "Rule of Threes" (from Lancashire Folklore Tapes Vol 1: Pendle, 1612) and "The Devil's Knell" (from Folklore Tapes Calendar Customs Vol III: Midwinter Rites and Revelries). Like Dean’s last full length album “Fatima’s Hand” (2015), this album is being released on Hood Faire, the label that Dean, Sam McLoughlin and David Chatton Barker run together.
"Four Stones" was mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering and pressed on 180g vinyl at Vinyl Factory in the UK (limited to 500 copies). The album cover features a photo by Robin Zahler of The Great Stone of Four Stones in North Yorkshire. The album was recorded live with no overdubs.
Catalogue number: HDFR007
Label: Hood Faire