Mysterium • Aug 25

Mysterium • Aug 25

Hammock 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.

Disquiet Benefit Album

Disquiet Benefit Album

Disquiet is a benefit compilation of ambient artists created by our friends Hollie and Keith Kenniff. It spans four volumes, with 100% of the proceeds going to non-profits that support the environment, investigative journalism, women and minorities. Our new piece titled "In the Shape of Longing" is featured on Volume I, along with tracks from other contributing artists including Eluvium, Balmorhea, Helios, Ben Lukas Boysen, The Album Leaf, Mint Julep, Windy and Carl, Benoît Pioulard, Synkro, and Christina Vantzou. Get it here.

Columbus Film Score

Columbus Film Score

We've just completed scoring a film by Kogonada called Columbus, starring John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Rory Culkin, and Michelle Forbes. It premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was reviewed positively by The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, LA Times and NBC News. The movie currently is 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and has a 94 on Metacritic.