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The Saturation Sessions

Half Deaf Clatch

Compiled from 'straight to tape' recording sessions made on an Akai GX-4000D Reel to Reel recorder and two vacuum tube microphone pre-amps. Mastered using a Behringer Compsoser Pro Compressor/Limiter and Ultragraph 62 Band Equaliser.

Digital conversion for the CD was made at the very last stage of production, conserving as much of the recording's analogue characteristics as possible.

The Saturation Sessions' will NOT be available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and all the other streaming sites, this is a Bandcamp exclusive release

Although the release date is january 10th I hope to have all orders ready to ship before Christmas, as long as there are no unforseen production delays.
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Short Songs for the Barely Conscious

Half Deaf Clatch

Melancholy, contemplative and minimal acoustic alt-blues, recorded in single takes with one microphone and a tube pre-amp pushed to it's limit - overdubbed with some guitar body percussion, tambourine and haunting slide guitar.

An album with real depth and a dark sense of humour.
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CrowSoul

Half Deaf Clatch

"Shunning the normal, ruling musical orthodoxy, this is a truly unique bit of work, a concept sort of album based on a self-penned story bursting from the musical underground, filled with macabre characters, beliefs and thinking. And, as if that was not enough to keep the interest and surprise, he has delivered an album with only two tracks, both over twenty minutes long and each telling a profoundly disturbing story. In reality, each track is varied in tempo and texture, kicking off with an at times near-classical meter that echoes wildly, and a tad disturbingly at times, from track one, The Emissary, then with a continuing theme in track two, The Reaper." - Iain Patience, Blues Magazine, Netherlands
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The Macabre Blues

Half Deaf Clatch

Popular blues recording artist Half Deaf Clatch is back, with
a brand new collection of spine chilling songs guaranteed to
entertain and amaze. Tales of murder, grave robbing and axe
wielding psychopaths are just some of the terrors that await the intrepid listener, as Clatch delves into the dark places of evil souls and malevolent fiends. Armed with his guitar and trusty banjo he conjures up a musical landscape that will have you trembling in your boots. This release is available for a limited time only, so order yours today!
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The Life and Death of A.J Rail

Half Deaf Clatch

Written over the course of a year, and recorded in two days. The Life and Death of A.J Rail is a one man Blues & Roots concept album, in the raw downhome style of a by-gone age.

"I love this album from start to finish - the concept, the songs and the instrumentation. The Life and Death of A.J Rail is Clatch’s next logical step – and a huge step up it is too. A career defining album at this point in his career may be surprising, but Clatch’s drive, determination, and – most importantly – talent leave me in no doubt that this is THE ONE. If there is any justice this will be the album to move Clatch even further up in the blues scene - not just in the UK but Internationally. It is really that good. It paints fantastic pictures in my head of those tough times - always in black & white - dust, roads, travelling, life stories, death stories, everything. Wow! This is Clatch’s best work yet and deserves to be huge... And it will be!" - Gary Grainger, The Blues Show on Bishop FM
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The Blues Continuum

Half Deaf Clatch

NOMINATED ALBUM OF THE YEAR IN THIS YEARS BRITISH BLUES AWARDS!
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Hard Times Make Me Harder

Half Deaf Clatch

Half Deaf Clatch- Guitars, Vocals, Stomp, Banjo.
All songs written by Half Deaf Clatch.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Half Deaf Clatch at
Speak Up Studios over two days in December 2012.
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Dr Bloodwort's Nefarious Medicine Show

Half Deaf Clatch

"From the very beginning - the irresistible invocation to “Roll Up, Roll Up” I feel as if i am about to be entertained, amused, and maybe fleeced too - if not physically harmed!
With typical Clatch invention, both musical and lyrical, the show unfolds before our very ears. There are scary moments, inspiring and poignant moments, and, finally, we feel as if we have cheated death and have been cured - though cured of what, with what, by whom, we may never know!
By the end of my visit, i felt dizzy, disgustipated, a little hysterical and very relieved - of my ills - and my cash" - Gary Grainger, DJ on the Award Winning Blues Show on Bishop FM
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Forever Forward

Half Deaf Clatch

Just for a change I thought I'd release an album that hasn't a story or clear concept, that being said there is a thread of time running throughout (I'm saying no more than that). Forever Forward is a collection of songs with a their roots firmly in the acoustic blues tradition, but with a mind to the continued evolution of the genre, like many modern musicians I'm inspired by the past whilst striving Forever Forward.
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