Hammock return with another swathe of epic music derived from shoegaze and post-rock. Everything And Nothing manages to achieve that crucial shoegaze trick wherein dual vocals and several layers of guitars all start to go blurry at the edges and become one unified sound. This, their first album since 2013, is released on their own Hammock Music.
Vinyl Double LP £27.99 LPHMK014
2LP on Hammock Music.
CD £11.99 CDHMK014
CD on Hammock Music.
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10/10 Charles Mayer 1st December 2016
What an album, it's hard to know where to start this review. Turn Away and Run is one of the most beautiful, ethereal songs I've ever heard. I'm talking about a song that would bring people to tears if played over a slideshow of your life after you die. Hammock manages to seamlessly transition songs from this album from beautifully crafted instrumental songs, to evoke a sense of nostalgia for a time that may never have existed but in my head, to those with lyrics that are just as beautiful.
I've said that word (beautiful) several times in this review, but there's only so many synonyms for the word and I didn't want to bore everyone to death (and sound like an arse). I'm listening to it right now, and realized why the band is called Hammock. You can lay down listening to this entire album (no filler tracks for 20 songs is amazing!), half asleep but still somewhat awake, and get up feeling like life is so great and that we are all lucky to be alive on this tiny pale dot, as Carl Sagan so aptly named our planet.
The limits of the English language prohibit me from providing a precise definition, it's equivalent to asking a blind man what the color red looks like. This album just might be the sound one hears when enlightenment is reached. Buy it, you will not be disappointed, guaranteed. Heck, if you don't like it I'll refund you! Thank you Hammock for being so brilliant and for your shared creations, I will forever be in debt to you for this gift of music.
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