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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hammock - Chasing After Shadows... Living With the Ghosts (2010) (AWESOME !!!)

Genre : Ambient, Post-rock

Tracklist :

1. The Backward Step 4:58
2. Tristia 5:46
3. Little Fly/Mouchette 5:52
4. Breathturn 6:00
5. In the Nothing of a Night 8:48
6. Andalusia 7:42
7. The Whole Catastrophe 3:52
8. The World We Knew As Children 5:39
9. Dust Is the Devil's Snow 6:43
10. How Can I Make You Remember Me? 4:55
11. You Lost the Starlight in Your Eyes 9:14
12. Something Other Than Remaining 3:10

Hammock is Nashville, Tennessee’s Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson. Known for their quietly emotive, melodic guitar washes, the duo debuted in 2005 with “Kenotic”, followed by an EP, “Stranded Under Endless Sky” (2005) and the LP “Raising Your Voice...Trying to Stop an Echo” (2006). Hammock’s most recent release, Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow (May 2008), features original artwork by Riceboy Sleeps (Jonsi Birgisson of Sigur Ros and Alex Somers of Parachutes). “Maybe...” is the studio recording of the music that Byrd and Thompson unveiled at their first-ever live performance, which was at the after party celebration of the Riceboy Sleeps overseas debut art exhibition, held in Hot Springs, AR in August 2007.

‘Chasing After Shadows…Living with the Ghosts”, Hammock’s fourth album, captures the duo transitioning into a much larger, darker sound and merging their signature cosmic guitar washes with massive layers of live, acoustic instruments and thick analog tones. Masterfully mixed by Tim Powles, member of The Church, ”Chasing” transcends a mere listening experience by its emotional intensity and sheer beauty and is somehow able to convey one’s innermost longings into sound, making for an indescribable affirmation of the spirit.

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