Posts Tagged: Hammock

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

The mainstream and the avant-garde meet in the field of film scoring.  Even those who don’t follow instrumental music are likely to own a few soundtracks.  When movie scores break big, their themes are seared in the public’s ears.  Despite

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

The mainstream and the avant-garde meet in the field of film scoring.  Even those who don’t follow instrumental music are likely to own a few soundtracks.  When movie scores break big, their themes are seared in the public’s ears.  Despite

Hammock ~ Mysterium

Hammock‘s Mysterium is their eighth album, and to these ears, their finest.  The set is stunning in power, deep in emotional complexity, overwhelming in beauty.  And yet, every person involved wishes it never been inspired.  The cost was too high. The album

Hammock ~ Mysterium

Hammock‘s Mysterium is their eighth album, and to these ears, their finest.  The set is stunning in power, deep in emotional complexity, overwhelming in beauty.  And yet, every person involved wishes it never been inspired.  The cost was too high. The album

Slow Meadow ~ S/T

Slow Meadow is the first act invited to join Hammock‘s label, and the influential duo contribute their talents to two tracks.  Those are the lead stories.  The follow-up story is that the other tracks are just as good. This is a pleasant surprise,

Slow Meadow ~ S/T

Slow Meadow is the first act invited to join Hammock‘s label, and the influential duo contribute their talents to two tracks.  Those are the lead stories.  The follow-up story is that the other tracks are just as good. This is a pleasant surprise,

Hammock ~ The Sleepover Series, Volume Two

Nearly a decade has passed since The Sleepover Series, Volume One.  While it may be one of the lesser-known works in Hammock‘s canon, it’s one of the most important.  The project was inspired by Marc Byrd’s bouts with depression, and led

Hammock ~ The Sleepover Series, Volume Two

Nearly a decade has passed since The Sleepover Series, Volume One.  While it may be one of the lesser-known works in Hammock‘s canon, it’s one of the most important.  The project was inspired by Marc Byrd’s bouts with depression, and led

Hammock ~ Oblivion Hymns

One of the ambient/post-rock field’s few “big name acts”, Hammock has helped to popularize the modern instrumental scene, as the duo’s music has been used to promote events ranging from the Winter Olympics to the Super Bowl.  When an act becomes this

Hammock ~ Oblivion Hymns

One of the ambient/post-rock field’s few “big name acts”, Hammock has helped to popularize the modern instrumental scene, as the duo’s music has been used to promote events ranging from the Winter Olympics to the Super Bowl.  When an act becomes this

Josh Varnedore ~ Sun Chapter

Josh Varnedore is the Josh in Amman/Josh, along with Amman Abbasi.  Abbasi lends a hand on “Vertebrae”, while Hammock contributes to “186,000 endings per second and Hideki Umezawa (Pawn) chips in on “Earth”.  The presence of such friends guarantees that the

Josh Varnedore ~ Sun Chapter

Josh Varnedore is the Josh in Amman/Josh, along with Amman Abbasi.  Abbasi lends a hand on “Vertebrae”, while Hammock contributes to “186,000 endings per second and Hideki Umezawa (Pawn) chips in on “Earth”.  The presence of such friends guarantees that the