Boomkat Product Review:
Long-running Nashville shoegaze/ambient duo Hammock approach life's highs and lows on their shimmering twelfth album.
It's hard to keep reinventing yourself if you've been an active band for 20 years. Tennessee compatriots Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson don't have to worry about that at this stage in their career, because they've been doing functionally the same thing since the beginning, taking the unboiled blood of British shoegaze bands like Slowdive and MBV and pumping it into a studio full of machines.
Hammock make unashamedly beautiful music, that should appeal to fans of artists like Helios, Ulrich Schnauss, The Album Leaf, and Explosions in the Sky. If you love American movie soundtracks, and precise Nashville production techniques, this one'll take you out.