Hammock / Raising Your Voice... Trying To Stop An Echo
Album:Raising Your Voice... Trying To Stop An Echo Collection:General
Artist:Hammock Added:Feb 2007
Label:Darla Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-05-06 Pull Date:2007-07-08 
Week Ending:Jun 10May 27May 20May 13

Recent Airplay
1.Apr 07, 2022:The Fall of Math (rebroadcast from Jun 7, 2012)
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4.Apr 15, 2014:Meow
How do you say, "Meow" in French?
2.Aug 10, 2015:Meow For Monday
I Can Almost See You
5.Mar 25, 2014:Meow: In Memory Of Florence (My Grammy)
Say Something Snarky
3.Feb 05, 2015:Meow
I Can Almost See You
6.Jun 07, 2012:The Fall of Math
The House Where We Grew Up

Album Review
Rob Majors
Reviewed 2007-05-07 
Thick, slow, and dreamy atmospheric soundscapes from a duo of former Common Children band members. Fadey guitars and synths (or are they all guitars?) with a notable lack of drone fuzz dominate the sound, with some glassy piano and pop instrumentation as well to round things out. The sound is notably cosmic and distant, with all tracks comparable in their low energy, melodic motivation, and grand feel (as the Pitchfork reviewer suggests, just read the track names - "Where The Sky Pours Down Like A Fountain", "Disappear Like The Morning... Like Starlight Into Day" etc.)

FCC Clean, mostly instrumental.
Picks: All very similar. My favorites are 2,5,12,13,14,17
See also: Sigur Rós, The Album Leaf, Boards of Canada, etc. etc. but without the beats.

1) 4:13 - Vamped instrumental.
*2) 5:01 - Most radio-friendly. Atmospheric post rock sound w/lyrics.
3) 6:22 - Spacious guitar vamp splits and builds slightly.
4) 5:22 - Slow, blissful.
*5) 4:16 - Slightly higher energy. Careful guitar strums and percussion.
6) 4:33 - Atmosphere with pulsing treble chords.
7) 1:28 - Rushing and tinkling.
8) 6:41 - More directly structured. Guitar melody and light percussion.
9) 4:59 - Piano and cello.
10) 4:19 - Droney opening into shimmering sound.
11) 1:11 - Brief atmosphere.
*12) 4:46 - Low energy, slowly shifting pop. 15-sec out.
*13) 3:54 - Atmosphere with dreamy lyrics, acoustic guitars, and drums. 11-sec out.
*14) 3:58 - Sunny, strummed acoustic guitar and sighing vox lend a summer feel.
15) 2:11 - I imagine pillars of colored sound.
16) 5:07 - Organic and droning
*17) 5:47 - Fuzzier with melodic bowed guitars and supporting piano.
18) 1:12 - Drones slowly fade in and are joined by spinning fuzz.

Track Listing
1.I Can Almost See You 10.Startle The Heavens (Lament)
2.Raising Your Voice... Trying To Stop An Echo 11.More Dead Than Alive (Get Away From The Medicine)
3.Losing You To You 12.Disappear Like The Morning...
4.When The Sky Pours Down Like A Fountain 13....Like Starlight Into Day
5.The House Where We Grew Up 14.Shipwrecked (Flat On Your Back)
6.God Send Us A Signal 15.Chorus Of Trees
7.Clouds Cover The Stars 16.Passing Away
8.Floating Away In Every Direction 17.Will You Ever Love Yourself?
9.Take A Drink From My Hands 18.Sparkle And Fade