I first found Hammock on my mp3 player while I was in Thailand in 2008. I still have no idea how it got there, but it was utterly perfect for the time and the place. I took them back to England and tried out the CD on a few people, but nobody seemed interested – one girl I met memorably described them as “massage parlour music” – but I’ve persisted. Hammock have only one idea really, but it’s a good idea. One of the best. Post-rock / ambient music with all the high-concept stripped away – nothing more ground-breaking than beauty. One day maybe they’ll accidently become fashionable, then they’ll be huge.
This CD came out at the tail-end of 2013, so I’m cheating again here. It’s not their best because someone sings on the last track and spoils the mood. This isn’t the last track.