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Dumb Angel

Dumb Angel is the stage name of Shaun Mason, a 25-year old singer-songwriter based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The songs of Dumb Angel are hushed, spectral compositions built around Masons ethereal voice, and his melodic, droning acoustic guitar. Taking cues from the work of such folk-based artists as Nick Drake, Bruce Cockburn, John Martyn, and Iron & Wine, while indebted to such groups as Red House Painters and The Smiths, each Dumb Angel song is a luminous exploration of longing, and place, wrapped in a beautifully crafted, slow-moving melody.

Mason has finally released his first album as Dumb Angel, Ghost Dance. Building on the sparse beauty of his live solo performances, Ghost Dance features richly textured vocal harmonies, layered acoustic guitars, and chiming glockenspiel that together create a unique, swirling one-man chamber-folk sound. Ghost Dance was recorded by Mason at his home, mixed by Mason and Teargas Recording Trees Steve Reed, and mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering. Since its release, Ghost Dance has received numerous glowing reviews from local media in Saskatoon.

Dumb Angel isnt Masons first musical endeavor. Perhaps most notably, Mason was a guitarist, and founding member of the successful Saskatoon space-rock group Blood Music. Following in the vapor trails of The Verve, My Bloody Valentine, and Spacemen 3, Blood Music released two albums, and opened for such groups as Do Make Say Think, Elevator, and Idlewild. Immediately following the demise of Blood Music in the summer of 2004, Mason was determined to further pursue his songwriting, and began to develop a solo act. Since then Dumb Angel has gathered a devoted following in Saskatoon, and has played dozens of shows in and around the city, including dates in Alberta with The Cape May, in Manitoba with Mahogany Frog, and in Regina with Gary Ray & the Soo Line.

Mason is an active member of the Teargas Recording Tree, an independently run, non-profit artistic collective based in Saskatoon. Other active members include Maybe Smith, Carbon Dating Service, Cracker Cats, and Shuyler Jansen.

Contacting Dumb Angel:

Mailing Address: 1247 Kerr Road, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, S7N 4J3
Phone: (306) 373-5585


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