C. Diab

“Canada’s folk-inflected epic musics sounds totally fresh in C. Diab’s hands.”
The Wire

A resident of the spectacular wilderness of Canadian island town Port Hardy (located on the northern tip of Vancouver Island), solo bowed guitar player / trumpet player / tape manipulator C. Diab creates in his music something comparable to the remote and otherworldly beauty of his surroundings.

He describes his work as ‘Cascadian guitar music’. Where Appalachian Guitar Music has a well-known musical identity, C. Diab’s elegant cello-bowed guitar compositions have a quality just as rare and powerful, captured with meditative and swooping grace. As longing and expressive as solo cello, droning as leftfield ambient music, moving as film score and cathartic as religious song. He names the style in reference to the biogeographical (but not political) territory of the Cascade mountain region (Northwestern USA / Southwestern Canada), which is – just as C. Diab’s music – mountainous, moody, mesmeric, and filled with breathtaking majesty.

Caton Diab, born 1986, Ottawa, Canada – is a friend and collaborator of acclaimed vocalist / composer Ian William Craig (FatCat / 130701 Records), whose engineering work on No Perfect Wave lead Injazero Records to C. Diab’s music. The record marks not only C. Diab’s first album proper, but also Injazero’s first physical album, released worldwide on 180g vinyl and digital formats on October 7th 2016.

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