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memoirs: to dust

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Aris Hatzidakis
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Aris Hatzidakis Amazing concept and composition. Please do yourselves a favour and buy this album, it guarantees a beautiful trip. Favorite track: kadaver dogs.
Meindert Tangerman
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Meindert Tangerman This record is a great new exploration of mcdermott's sound; it's dark and ominous and beautiful, and with "unspoken" it's even a bit hopeful. Favorite track: unspoken.
thomas mathie
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thomas mathie I consider McDermott’s appreciation of sound to be remarkable. This is music to feel as much as to hear, a collection of the incidental and the accidental that he has combined with neo-classical instrumentation, drone-based ambience and a level of forward-thinking creativity to make something so utterly tactile that it leaves me speechless. Favorite track: gentle [memoir].
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twincities - memoirs: to dust

“the sound of decay”

"The, "sound of decay" thing I've kind of had floating around as a tagline for the album of sorts. I don't know that I like using the term "concept album", but if my last full length focused on the celesta, this one definitely focused on decaying sound." - Fletcher McDermott


gentle memories
gentle [memoir]
gentle melody
A stuck bird
january 14th
a flown bird
miniature places and luminous lines
kadaver dogs


released February 27, 2015

music written and recorded february-may 2014
by fletcher mcdermott

with help from-
jesse asch, electric bass on track 7
matthew citarella, lap steel on track 6
tanya lam, viola on tracks 2-9
ysanne spevack, cello on tracks 2-5, 7 & 8

recorded and mixed at home by fletcher mcdermott

mastered by taylor deupree at 12k

holga photography by caleb reed

layout and design by mark kuykendall

letterpress printing by rachel ann dennis



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