Hammock – Mysterium (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 58:02 minutes | 549 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Hammock Music
The Nashville duo Hammock – celebrated by Pitchfork, NPR, the BBC, The Atlantic, and Ricky Gervais – returns on August 25 with Mysterium, the band’s eighth album since its founding in 2003.
Composed as a memorial to Clark Kern, a son-like figure to Hammock co-founder Marc Byrd who died in 2016 from the tumor strain NF2, Mysterium merges modern classical, ambient, and choral music, and it’s of a piece with recent records by Max Richter and Jóhann Jóhannsson. The gorgeous, hour-long collection features contributions from the Berlin mix engineer Francesco Donadello (Winged Victory for the Sullen, Ólafur Arnalds), Peter Katis (The National, Jónsi, Interpol), and the Hamburg orchestrator Roman Vinuesa (“Iris,” “Umrika”), who transcribed scores for the Budapest Art Choir.
01. Now and Not Yet 06:17
02. Mysterium 07:11
03. When the Body Breaks 04:22
04. Things of Beauty Burn 04:41
05. I Would Give My Breath Away 03:11
06. Remember Our Bewildered Son 06:04
07. Dust Swirling into Your Shape 03:48
08. Numinous 05:20
09. For My Sister 06:24
10. Elegy 05:05
11. This Is Not Enough (Epilogue) 05:39