Posts Tagged: Hammock

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Ambient

This year’s picks emphasize the variety of ambient music through poetry, field recordings and home diaries, featuring children and cicadas, time and seasons, dedications to loved ones and even a celebration of those who do nothing. This year, many of

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Ambient

This year’s picks emphasize the variety of ambient music through poetry, field recordings and home diaries, featuring children and cicadas, time and seasons, dedications to loved ones and even a celebration of those who do nothing. This year, many of

Hammock ~ Elsewhere

Back in 2019, Hammock (Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson) had just completed an astonishing trilogy that brought listeners through the depths of despair to the heights of hope.  Then the pandemic struck, and the duo’s new-found peace was tested.  Could they take

Hammock ~ Elsewhere

Back in 2019, Hammock (Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson) had just completed an astonishing trilogy that brought listeners through the depths of despair to the heights of hope.  Then the pandemic struck, and the duo’s new-found peace was tested.  Could they take

ACL 2019 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Our reviewers have an ear for the unique, as evidenced by this list. Every writer voted for a different #1.  But when the votes were counted, one album stood above them all, winning a broad base of support that unified

ACL 2019 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Our reviewers have an ear for the unique, as evidenced by this list. Every writer voted for a different #1.  But when the votes were counted, one album stood above them all, winning a broad base of support that unified

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Ambient

And now, the first of the Big Seven Lists!  We receive more ambient music than anything else, at times equal to all the other genres combined.  This makes the field our most competitive, which is ironic considering the fact that

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Ambient

And now, the first of the Big Seven Lists!  We receive more ambient music than anything else, at times equal to all the other genres combined.  This makes the field our most competitive, which is ironic considering the fact that

Hammock ~ Silencia

Silencia completes a trilogy launched by the death of a loved one.  2017’s Mysterium was a tribute to Marc Byrd’s nephew Clark Kern and the ravages of grief; 2018’s Universalis looked upward, to transcendence and peace.  Silencia honors silence, not as the space between tracks but

Hammock ~ Silencia

Silencia completes a trilogy launched by the death of a loved one.  2017’s Mysterium was a tribute to Marc Byrd’s nephew Clark Kern and the ravages of grief; 2018’s Universalis looked upward, to transcendence and peace.  Silencia honors silence, not as the space between tracks but

*Press A* 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Videogame Soundtracks

This year the proliferation of unique styles and new approaches to old genres brought videogame soundtracks to what is perhaps a new high in quality and thought. From niche to popular composers, classical traditions to synthwave, everything we celebrate from

*Press A* 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Videogame Soundtracks

This year the proliferation of unique styles and new approaches to old genres brought videogame soundtracks to what is perhaps a new high in quality and thought. From niche to popular composers, classical traditions to synthwave, everything we celebrate from

Hammock ~ Universalis

While Hammock is one of the most recognizable names in ambient music, the duo once teetered on the edge of post-rock.  Those who miss the sound of Kenotic will find a pleasant reminder in the four tracks mastered by Peter Katis (Jonsi), all

Hammock ~ Universalis

While Hammock is one of the most recognizable names in ambient music, the duo once teetered on the edge of post-rock.  Those who miss the sound of Kenotic will find a pleasant reminder in the four tracks mastered by Peter Katis (Jonsi), all

*Press A* ~ 2018’s Best Videogame Soundtracks So Far

This year has already been an eye-catching one for videogame music at large. Not only have the big industry releases come with surprisingly daring selections (Hammock for one disc of Far Cry 5, for example), but the indie scene has

*Press A* ~ 2018’s Best Videogame Soundtracks So Far

This year has already been an eye-catching one for videogame music at large. Not only have the big industry releases come with surprisingly daring selections (Hammock for one disc of Far Cry 5, for example), but the indie scene has