I did half a video-remix of my photos in black and white combined with the track Hammock - Departure Songs - Artificial Paradises. They had a video contest, but because i got into time problems i could not finish the deadline of 9 July 2013. I thought i show the guys over at Hammock the unfinished product anyway. For now it looks like it turned out to be more a photo representation then a real video clip, but does it matter? Hope you guys like it!. I think it's one of their best productions ever.
You can buy this superb album here:: hammock.bandcamp.com/album/departure-songs
Check out this awesome band and support them!
Tags: Hammock - Departure Songs - Artificial Paradises, Video Contest Unfinished Hammock American two-member ambient/post-rock band from Nashville Tennessee Apocalypse
You can view some of my photos here: flickr.com/photos/bsidez/
Cheers and big thumbs up for Hammock for this great album.
Hammock is a collaboration between Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson that developed out of informal recording sessions between songwriting projects. Byrd and Thompson initially had no intention of releasing their studio efforts. After building up a collection of almost 40 songs, however, they changed their minds.
Hammock has released 5 LPs and 5 EPs since 2005, garnering favorable reviews from publications such as Pitchfork Media and AllMusic. Hammock gave their first live performance at a private event at Chuck Dodson's Gallery@404B in Hot Springs, Arkansas on August 3, 2007, to honor Jónsi & Alex, the artistic collaboration between Jón Þór (Jónsi) Birgisson (lead singer and guitarist of Sigur Rós) and Alex Somers (graphic designer and member of the band Parachutes), on the night of their United States premier, which was also their first-ever exhibition outside of Iceland. This performance eventually became the inspiration for Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow (featuring artwork by Riceboy Sleeps), which was recorded live in its entirety, save for a few overdubs.
In May 2010, Hammock released their fourth full-length album Chasing After Shadows...Living with the Ghosts under their own label, Hammock Music, which is distributed through Redeye. That same year in December, Hammock released their second EP titled Longest Year, a beatless and wordless "mini-album" that was born out of the difficulty the band faced in 2010, including the near-total destruction of Byrd's home in the epic 2010 Nashville flood.
Hammock collaborated with singer/songwriter Matthew Ryan and released a single called 'Like New Year's Day' which was released on January 1, 2011. There are 3 versions of the song, a Matthew Ryan mix, a Hammock mix and an edit of the song.
On October 5, 2011, Hammock released a 4-song collaboration EP with Steve Kilbey and Tim Powles of The Church called Asleep in the Downlights.
In February, 2012, Hammock remixed the Rhian Sheehan track "Borrowing The Past", which in turn inspired American film maker Eliot Rausch to make a short film for the piece.
On July 6, 2012, Hammock announced that mastering started for their fifth LP and first double album, entitled Departure Songs. It was released on October 2, 2012.
On May 10, 2013, Hammock announced that it has begin mixing a new record, Oblivion Hymns, that would be released in October 2013.