Boomkat Product Review:
Deadbeat invokes the transcendent power of Qawwali music in a rare, beat-less and droning away day from the echo chamber
“Field Records proudly presents an experimental mini-album from Scott Monteith aka Deadbeat that touches on the traditional music of Qawwali. Featuring a mere eight tracks, Qawwali Quatsch features transcendental sounds combined with hypnotic violins and voices by long-time friend and collaborator Sophie Trudeau of the acclaimed band Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
The resulting music - which the artist admits is just a humble experiment galaxies away from the real power of the source material that inspired it - makes up this first album under his own name, and is a sympathetically infused album that ably captures the spirit of the revelatory, life changing music that is Qawwali, and an entry quite unlike any other in his now vast catalog.”