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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
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    (6) Black "Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow" 2 x LP
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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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    CD gatefold with heavyweight paper / insert and featuring artwork by Pete Schulte, package curated by The Fuel and Lumber Company, and layout by Ben Walker. Includes download in your choice of formats. Packaged by an FSC certified printer using vegetable inks, water-based varnish, and triple-certified paper and board.

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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

released 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

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

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

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