Crushing Death & Grief expel:
CAM DEAS + C JOYNES + YPS MAEL
Mon 31st Jan @ CB2 Basement, Norfolk St, Cambridge
Post-Blackshaw outer-shredder Cam Deas is a guitarist indebted not only to the whole Fahey Takoma school, as is all the rage, but also to fellow Sheffielder Derek Bailey. Veering between whirling cyclones and waves of traditional finger-picked 12-string blues and psychedelic freak-outs of clicking and scratching free improv, Deas’s sounds range from folky aggression to smoked-out bliss. Studious and endless emotional crescendos dipping in and out of ragas compete with prudent and considered amelody, all to the listener’s amazement. A slew of releases include some on the essential labels Blackest Rainbow and The Great Pop Supplement.
Heavy thumb-led finger-picking techniques that hark back to traditional country-blues and early ragtime, venturing off to explore alternative melodic traditions inspired by a multitude of travels. One of Cambridgeshire’s greatest musical exports, Joynes is the modern-day Histon giant.
Audio detritus skilfully reassembled into washes of elongated cinematic soundcushions.