by Joel Cathcart

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"...with relief, with humiliation, with terror, he understood that he too was a mere appearance, dreamt by another." Borges: The Circular Ruins

Cede is a stereo sound montage, combining a startlingly catholic array of instrumental, environmental and synthetic sound sources, seeking to place the listener in a state of continual doubt as to which is which.

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released September 26, 2013

Joel - Clarinet, Electric Guitar, Metal Objects, Mbira, Packing Tape, Wine Bottle, Voice, Computer
Matthew Parkinson - Additional Mbira
Nigel McBride - Electric Bass
Roma Johan - Horn Violin



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Joel Cathcart Genoa, Italy

Joel is a composer, songwriter and visual artist, originally from Belfast, currently living in Genoa.

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