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Universalis

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    Double vinyl in your choice of color: 180-gram Black, and limited editions in White, Clear + Black Swirl ("Smoke"), and Clear (150-gram). Heavyweight gatefold jacket + insert featuring artwork by Pete Schulte, package curated by The Fuel and Lumber Company, and layout by Ben Walker. Includes CD in a black sleeve and download in your choice of formats.

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    • 13 releases, 17 CDs total, over 16 hours of music.

    Includes:
    Universalis (2018)
    Mysterium (2017)
    Everything and Nothing (2016)
    Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo (Deluxe Edition) 2 x CD (2016)
    Sleepover Series Vol. 2 (2014)
    Oblivion Hymns (2013)
    Departure Songs 2 x CD (2012)
    Asleep in the Downlights (2011)
    Chasing After Shadows... Living with the Ghosts 2 x CD (2010)
    Longest Year (2010)
    Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow (2008)
    Sleepover Series Vol. 1 (2006)
    Kenotic (2005)
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    (1) Black 180-gram "Universalis" 2 x LP
    (2) Black 180-gram "Mysterium" 2 x LP
    (3) White "Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo" 2 x LP
    (4) Black 180-gram "Everything and Nothing" 2 x LP
    (5) Black 180-gram "Asleep in the Downlights" (Reddish-Brown is possible, depending on availability)
    (6) Black "Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow" 2 x LP
    (7) Black "Stranded Under Endless Sky"

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1.
Mouth to Dust... Waiting
2.
Scattering Light
3.
05:27
4.
05:52
5.
Always Before Your Eyes
6.
We Are More Than We Are
7.
Tether of Yearning
8.
Clothed with Sky
9.
Thirst
10.
We Watched You Disappear
11.
Tremendum

about

Nashville’s Hammock follows up 2017’s critically-acclaimed Mysterium with Universalis, the second installment of a planned three-album series. While Mysterium took listeners down a horizontal path that explored themes of death and grief, Universalis begins a vertical, upward movement back toward the light.
 
At times, Universalis calls back to Hammock’s 2006 album Raising Your Voice… Trying to Stop an Echo, while also retaining Mysterium’s deep ambient, neoclassical style. The band also finds itself rediscovering some of its earliest influences, including Low and Red House Painters. With Universalis, Hammock invites listeners to lose themselves within its layers of sound, while also embracing the beauty in its raw openness and silence.
 
To achieve the sound of Universalis, Hammock brought on Francesco Donadello (A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Olafur Arnalds, Johann Johannsson) and Peter Katis (Interpol, Jonsi, The National), who each mixed portions of the album. The album artwork was curated by The Fuel and Lumber Company with drawings by Pete Schulte, and Matt Kidd (Slow Meadow) returned to play piano and provide additional engineering.

credits

releases December 7, 2018

Produced by Marc Byrd & Andrew Thompson
All songs written by Marc Byrd & Andrew Thompson

Recorded at Studio 37 in Nashville, TN and Breathturn in Franklin, TN
Except as noted below

Tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11 Mixed by Francesco Donadello at Vox-Ton in Berlin, Germany
Tracks 2, 4, 6 and 9 Mixed by Peter Katis at Tarquin Studios, Bridgeport, CT

Mastered by Francesco Donadello at Calyx, Berlin, Germany

String transcriptions with additional arrangements by Baeho “Bobby” Shin
Strings recorded at The Library Studios, Nashville, TN
Strings performed by Nashville Recording Orchestra

Art Direction by The Fuel And Lumber Company
Drawings by Pete Schulte
Layout by Ben Walker
Artwork photographed by Jonathan Purvis

Management: Johnny Pleasant

Angelic vocals by Christine Glass Byrd
Additional keys on tracks 4 & 8 by Matt Kidd
Additional editing on tracks 2, 4 & 6 by Matt Kidd
Drums and percussion on tracks 2, 4, 6 and 9 by Ken Lewis
Engineered by Billy Whittington in Nashville, TN

Published by Blue Raft Music (BMI) / Celestial Sphere (ASCAP)

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Welcome and thank you for your purchases here: proceeds go directly to Hammock. Exclusive items and lossless audio available. • 14 years since their formation in Nashville, Hammock has emerged as a leading light in instrumental music with a unique sound that effortlessly melds elements of ambient, electronic, postrock and neoclassical. • ... more

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