Since discovering their 2006 release Raising Your Voice… Trying to Stop an Echo, I’ve been completely obsessed with the work of Hammock. Their have this incredible ability to create soundscapes and moods that both relaxes and makes your ears prick up.
Their new double album Departure Songs feels like a refinement of their back catalogue, a best of where everything has been revisited and improved. Weather is a common theme, and much of the album feels like the calm after a vicious storm; moments of incredible sadness with hints of hope knowing the worst is over. It’s makes for a wonderfully moving album.