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Post Rock/Math rock • United States


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Hammock is ambient / post rock band, formed in 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee United States by Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson. They released four full-lenght albums so far: Kenotic(2005); Raising Your Voice Trying To Stop An Echo (2006); Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow (2008); Chasing After Shadows Living With The Ghosts (2010). Hammock explore the ambient side of post rock, they create heavily atmospheric, instrumental colorful landscapes. They express powerfull emotions and etherial beauty through their music. Hammock merge dreamy, acoustic guitar textures with downtempo bass lines, slow-paced percussive rhythms, cosmic guitar melodies creating some deep, dense cinematic music. Recommended for fans of BRIAN ENO, THE AMERICAN DOLLAR, LIGHTS OUT ASIA, ELUVIUM.

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3.52 | 12 ratings
Kenotic
2005
4.11 | 18 ratings
Raising Your Voice. Trying To Stop An Echo
2006
3.78 | 14 ratings
Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow
2008
3.76 | 13 ratings
Chasing After Shadows...Living with the Ghosts
2010
3.41 | 16 ratings
Departure Songs
2012
4.56 | 9 ratings
Oblivion Hymns
2013
3.60 | 5 ratings
Everything And Nothing
2016

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3.44 | 6 ratings
Stranded Under Endless Sky
2005
4.00 | 4 ratings
The Sleep Over Series, Vol. 1
2006
2.43 | 5 ratings
Asleep In The Downlights
2011

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 Oblivion Hymns by HAMMOCK album cover Studio Album, 2013
4.56 | 9 ratings

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Oblivion Hymns
Hammock Post Rock/Math rock

Review by bertolino

5 stars For nearly a first, as long as any Hammock record review figure on this site, (cheers to "Morsenator" who, having a different approach than mine, this being a very good thing, still invested good time to make them known to the happy few!) I've chosen "Oblivion hymns" to present my overall view of their "oeuvre". As i'm mainly french speaking, and doesn't feel nearly as fluent in english as i'd wish, you may find as many "french expression"s as your language of choice seems to allow. Hammock can conveniently be put in the "post rock" category, with the heavy weights, (Mogwai, Godspeed you..., ant other Explosions in the sky). Myself i'd like to open a "Music for the soul" category for them. In fact that's what they provide to me. Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson mainly use textural and processed guitars to create a tapestry of sound which is both soothing and quietly unsettling. One who takes a look at the song titles can't miss the overall feelings and impressions they wish to communicate, knowing that the music is mostly instrumental. Music for sorrow but still, after listening any of their records, you just feel uplifted.

I've discovered them with "Chasing After Shadows...Living with the Ghosts" their 2010's offering, and simply been hooked. Bought at once the following one "Departure songs" a double cd charged to the brim (any Hammock cd is good value as long as one talk about duration!), inspiration being, in my understanding, the matters of the loved ones gone, our own mortality, near death experiences or generation's transmission for good exemples, or, importantly, the capacity or audacity of letting go. Vast program you would say. But it truly seems to be their mission, and i can't chase the idea that they are like non religious angels offered to cure my sadness. Now, i'm not particuly depressive, reasonably happy and healthy for my old age (many prog fans on this site, by very definition , should reach their sixties pretty soon like me...) but i like to feel that as long as any Hammock music is available to me, nothing strongly wrong can happen to my sanity! This may put quite a pressure on their shoulders if they happen to read this, but in the same time they may feel rewarded because that's just the way they seem to interract with the listener.

I now have seven of their records and it can't seem to be enough. And even if a superficial first listening can give the impression that it's "du pareil au mÍme" (just of the same if you wish), i just happen to wait eagerly for the next one. And still their sound has evolved. More keys nowadays, some rythmic patterns more or less present on others, "Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow" is related to an installation in direct link to Sigur Ros. And i'm quite found of the female voices and choir effects which are more and more part of the musical setting. So why Oblivion Hymns? Apart from being a convenient entry ticket resuming the whole discography, it may figure more of these female voices giving a more melodic and accessible side to the music. And the cover picture is simply striking! You can easily pass over it, thinking it's a kind of "fauvism" effect, but once you've caught it, you may feel like me that just staring at the picture may create a kind of spiritual experience.

My other reviews don't adress the record matters in any way like this one. Factuals or song by song descriptions, a prosaic look to the music i love, but in this case it just seems to be the music who loves me! Five stars is just in order to the "bien-Ítre" effect they provide. Long life and afterlife to Hammock!

 Stranded Under Endless Sky by HAMMOCK album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2005
3.44 | 6 ratings

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Stranded Under Endless Sky
Hammock Post Rock/Math rock

Review by memowakeman
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars A glimpse of calm passages.

The music of Hammock has entered in my life in the last couple of years, its multi-layered music offers calm and even mental healing if you are having a difficult moment, so their music could be a very good friend of your ears and soul. The duo released their first EP back in 2005, four very nice songs that might be labelled as post-rock, ambient music, or even new age for the purists; making a total time of 25 worth listening minutes.

"Stranded Under Endless Sky" is the title track and the opener. Here you will be enchanted by its beautiful 5 minutes, you just have to close the eyes, feel comfortable and send your stress away. "Birds Flying in Sequence" is a very visual track, if you are in the correct mood, I bet you will create lots of passages in your mind, so maybe a history can be told within these 8 minutes of peace and tranquility.

"Always Wishing You Were Somewhere Else" is short but with so many colors and textures, a nice vivid trip to self-conciousness. Finally, "An Empty Field" give us almost ten minutes of a great introspective journey, where the sounds flow as well as the mind's pictures. Although it might have the same style all the time, this EP is not plain at all, but you must be open to receive its nuances and let yourself be embraced by its charm.

This is not the best introduction to Hammock's music, but you might give it a spin and enjoy the calm.

 Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow by HAMMOCK album cover Studio Album, 2008
3.78 | 14 ratings

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Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow
Hammock Post Rock/Math rock

Review by Morsenator

3 stars Hammock's third full length album is an hour full of guitar-driven instrumental ambient, atmospheric to the fullest. The songs feel like they're somehow transient but still, always moving from nowhere in particular towards an even more undescribable place. The minimalistic approach is quite moving, especially on tracks like "Mono No Aware" and the title track, but overall makes the album a little too flat. It is hard to discriminate between songs as almost all of them share the same soundscape and similar slow, circling harmonies. The picture of grey, dirty streets, cloudy mornings and drug addicts in some back corners, kind of like shown in the cover art is achieved pretty well, I have to admit. While saying so, I feel I cannot give this album more than three stars as it is not especially imaginative or progressive in nature. I believe some ears may appreciate the concept more than I do.
 Departure Songs by HAMMOCK album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.41 | 16 ratings

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Departure Songs
Hammock Post Rock/Math rock

Review by bonestorm

3 stars Hammock's "Departure Songs" is an album I find difficult to rate. On the one hand it accomplishes everything it sets out to do, creating a lush, dreamlike sonic landscape with moments of pure ecstacy. On the other, it's not terribly memorable or groundbreaking. I'd be hard pressed to differentiate this music from any number of other similar acts going around.

This almost two hour double album starts with easily the best track. "Cold Front" is a spine tingling gem, incorporating gorgeous pads and an incredible yet simple and haunting guitar melody. This is definitely a song I keep coming back to. As an aside, the film clip is also intriguing and brilliantly presented.

From here, Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson don't change the formula a great deal. There's some sparse vocals on various tracks and there are a few tempo changes here and there, but for the most part we get what we expect on a Hammock release.

And that's also why I find it hard to criticise the album. As I said, it achieves what it sets out to do. This is the perfect kind of album for playing in the background while doing something else. It's not intrusive and it creates a great mood. But I don't feel it does anything to set itself apart from numerous other albums out there designed to do the same thing.

However, if you're after beautiful, atmospheric post-rock to lull your senses, you can't really go wrong here.

 Kenotic by HAMMOCK album cover Studio Album, 2005
3.52 | 12 ratings

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Kenotic
Hammock Post Rock/Math rock

Review by Morsenator

3 stars On their first album "Kenotic" the post rock duo Hammock focuses on a more ambient style of approach. This is the music of empty city streets on cloudy evenings or of a dim, lonely room with closed curtains. The tracks tend to keep on the peripheral areas of my auditive attention with their melancholic, grey guitar layered tensions. Sometimes a highlighted motif or idea emerges to catch me from falling asleep (which is by the way not always a bad sign to happen while listening to music), like on the wonderful song "Wish". A nice album for "evening dreaming" (a word invented right now, as opposed to daydreaming). Not the most memorable one out there but a pleasant listen nevertheless.
 Raising Your Voice. Trying To Stop An Echo by HAMMOCK album cover Studio Album, 2006
4.11 | 18 ratings

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Raising Your Voice. Trying To Stop An Echo
Hammock Post Rock/Math rock

Review by Morsenator

4 stars One can always analyze an album down to its contents, track by track and sound after sound. Something I've recently realized however is that music, and especially this kind of ambient influenced music may often be better understood and described through the musical colours and landscapes it creates in the mind absorbing it. Moods and moments. One of the latter happened some nights ago when I was listening this album. While "Passing Away" was playing, I happened to gaze out of my window. The blue hour was just at its fullest and the crescent moon shone its cold light down on me. I felt like a special connection, between myself, the early night sky and the song. And that is what Hammock's "Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo" in my opinion is all about. Those little stunning moments of life, expressed musically through those layers of post-rockish ambient that Hammock have specialized in. Beautiful, flowing, painting the palette of all kinds of blue emotions that we are all familiar with, more or less. That kind of stuff that makes the little details lose themselves in the background, drawing a bigger picture.
 Departure Songs by HAMMOCK album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.41 | 16 ratings

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Departure Songs
Hammock Post Rock/Math rock

Review by Morsenator

3 stars Hammock's latest release is a massive double cd full of layered guitar harmonies, sweet&slow arpeggios and calm drumbeats. Almost two hours in length, it is hard to say anything fully comprehensive about Departure Songs. I still have very mixed feelings on the album, even after giving it time to grow and listening it through many times in multiple ways. It seems to be loosely themed (how much can you build a semantic theme in a mostly instrumental album, anyway?) around the last moments of life and the various ways in which death can take place. Some moments are breathtaking, like the awesome buildup in Ten Thousand Years Won't Save Your Life and the beautifully moving Frailty (For the Dearly Departed). Other times, especially on the second disc, I just completely lose attention as there's not much new or even interesting going on. Don't get me wrong, this is a fine effort, I just find it too long for it's genre and too bland in terms of variance for my taste. While not really groundbreaking structurally or melodically, Hammock succeeds in creating many very interesting soundscapes that leave the listener in a sense of wonder, a thing often found through their music. Check it out and decide for yourself, that's my advice.
 Stranded Under Endless Sky by HAMMOCK album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2005
3.44 | 6 ratings

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Stranded Under Endless Sky
Hammock Post Rock/Math rock

Review by Morsenator

4 stars On Stranded Under Endless Sky the post rock-ambient unit Hammock presents a nice blend of sounds, layers and melancholia. Tracks flow beautifully from start to finish, with just enough variation added to keep them thoroughly interesting. Not being really a fan of the genre and its nearest relatives, this album was a surprisingly good find. The title track sets the mood for some fine blue ambience. I imagine a man walking alone in soft rain, wondering his life. Then follows Birds Flying In Sequence, my favourite track here, which uses some drum loops in the background of a guitar groove to create again a layer of deep emotions. The third track, good but nothing particularly interesting, serves as a bridge to An Empty Field, which is just plain nine minutes of epicness. Lots of echoes and ambience, topped by some beautiful guitar playing. After listening to this album I feel a sense of wonder and focus, something not very often found through music. For those who like instrumental and calm music Hammock is definitely something to check out.
 Asleep In The Downlights by HAMMOCK album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2011
2.43 | 5 ratings

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Asleep In The Downlights
Hammock Post Rock/Math rock

Review by Morsenator

2 stars On this EP Hammock moves to an even more post rock-oriented style than on their previous releases. They also bring a couple of guest vocalists to add to the mix. The songs are centered around soft and clear guitar themes, which while comfortable are not really strong enough to hold everything together. All in all I find pieces of that a sense of uninterest and easy solutions in terms of songwriting that often haunt many artists striving to create something more widely appreciated. The overall sonical world doesn't change that much during the disc's 22-minute length. Even the vocals are a bit too plain, and despite some good lyrics there is little of interest in them. I can't help but see this record as a "bonus track" sort of thing, as Hammock can and have done better. Only the ending dissonance/crescendo in Parker's Chapel shows that the band might be seeking to move to another, a more exciting direction.
 Chasing After Shadows...Living with the Ghosts by HAMMOCK album cover Studio Album, 2010
3.76 | 13 ratings

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Chasing After Shadows...Living with the Ghosts
Hammock Post Rock/Math rock

Review by The Truth
Collaborator Post/Math Rock Team

4 stars If there's such thing as a wonderful introduction to post-rock, where one is trying to get say a friend or someone into the genre, or heck, you yourself haven't listened to post-rock yet... Go no further than the really chill band Hammock.

Drawing from the atmospherics of more ambient musicians such as The American Dollar and Sigur Ros at their most glacial, as well as the emotional and moody song structures of bands like Mono, Hammock is one of those post-rock bands that takes the best of the genre and molds it into something all their own.

Now, while there's nothing too intensely exciting about this record, it's a great starting point for someone just getting into the genre. It's accessible, yet contains that brilliant post-rock atmosphere that really makes fans of the genre with it's heartstring plucking goodness. The songs are short and while the album as a whole is fairly long, it's not like you're taking in 20+ minute GY!BE songs.

In short, this is really where beginners of post-rock should go, not too intense and inaccessible, but still beautiful and worth listening to.

4 star record.

It also needs to be mentioned that people who are fans of the genre already will undoubtedly enjoy this record and the band's other work.

Thanks to angelmk for the artist addition.

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