Best of 2018 #44: Anthony Shadduck – “Quartet / Double Quartet”


There’s an absorbing personality borne by the dual nature of Anthony Shadduck’s 2018 release.  One half of the recording is a single quartet that utilizes an engaging melody to dive deep into contemplative territory, like in that way the phrase Once Upon a Time leads to lifetime memories of childhood tales.  And then there’s the second half of the recording, with twice the personnel, and an abounding effusiveness.  Aside from behaving as an emotional counterbalance to the album’s quieter half, it’s like a celebration that those childhood story memories still burn bright today.

Released on Joyful Noise Recordings and Big Ego Records.

I wrote about the album for The Bandcamp Daily.

Music from Los Angeles, CA.

Available at:  Bandcamp | Amazon