Walls & Dimensions
Scott Monteith's tenth Deadbeat album, Walls & Dimensions, sees Monteith showcasing his wide-ranging musical interests with a striking sense of gravity and cutting lyricism not heard in his previous works. The album features vocal contributions from a diverse range of Berlin-based artists, and, for the first time, vocals from Deadbeat himself. A wise old curmudgeon once said that all great art is born of great suffering, and if that sentiment holds true this album has had plenty of fuel for it's proverbial fire, says Monteith of the writing process. The last month of 2014 and first half of this year were not kind to me and my family to say the least. Thankfully I was able to turn to music and writing to work through those feelings over the last year, and found some absolutely lovely people to voice them when I wasn't up to the task of expressing them myself. Featuring guest vocal contributions from Fink, Delhia de France, and Elif Bicer, as well as cello performances by Maarten Vos, Walls & Dimensions sees Monteith exploring all facets of his musical interests with deadly focus and passion, from pure ambient drones to heartfelt reggae blues and dubbed-out late-night club bangers.