Echoes Podcast Hammock 2023 Complete Interview

Hammock Out of the Void: The Complete Echoes Interview


Last January I had a great interview with Hammock, the ambient guitar duo.  It was long and wide-ranging but we could only fit so much into a 15-minute piece. Today, however, I bring you the complete interview where Hammock talk about their latest album, Love in the Void. as well as religion, therapy, sobriety, and the return of guitars that sound like guitars to their music. Love in the Void is a post-pandemic release and one of their most energized albums in years, sounding like a band who has emerged from a long dark tunnel. The music they made in that tunnel, including the album Elsewhere was deep and immersive, wrapping you in a cocoon of sound. But Love in the Void carries you on a lighter, also more aggressive plane.

Marc Byrd: Honestly, Love in the Void is a reaction to everyone telling us how much they sleep to our music.  And what did you say, Andrew?
Andrew Thompson: It’s time to wake up. It’s time to wake up.
Marc Byrd: It’s time to wake up. It’s good to be awake.

I suspect that it’s an album I’ll be listening to much more, wide awake.  Hammock’s Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson talk about the emotions and events that fueled the album from sobriety to love, loss to anger, and joy. in this extended Echoes Podcast.

Read John Diliberto’s review of Love in the Void

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