A HAWK AND A HACKSAW - YOU HAVE ALREADY GONE TO THE OUTER WORLD (CD)


"The duo of Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel) and Heather Trost present their sixth album as a Hawk and a Hacksaw. Known for performing music that's steeped in Eastern European folk traditions, these sixteen tracks feature seven of their own compositions along with nine Ukrainian, Hungarian and Romanian traditional songs, re-imagined and arranged with inspiration taken from the legendary 1964 film, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, by Russian filmmaker Sergey Parajanov. Produced by John Dieterich of Deerhoof, this is the first a Hawk and a Hacksaw album in some time to feature only its two primary members but the instrumentation is not minimal. Dieterich's sense of musical experimentation has driven the group into new territories of folk psychedelia that explodes with rich ornamentation. It's also the band's most dynamic album since they began their Eastern European adventure, with the thundering percussion and dramatic arcs of violin on the title track counterpointed by majestic solo pieces for Persian santur, and piano, stately organ-led processionals and original sound and melodies from the film woven throughout." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2013| LM DUPLI-CATION | 17.50


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