Hammock - Everything and Nothing
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I know it’s a bad habit, but I fall asleep while wearing earbuds.
I’m not sure how I started that habit, but I’ve been doing it for years, long enough to know that I’m on my fourth pair of earbuds, and I wear those things until they fall apart.I could probably pinpoint it to when my wife worked from home as a telenurse, and sometimes she’d work late, and I would just put the earbuds in to go to sleep so I didn’t have to hear her answer the phone for clients.
It was on one of these nights that I sort of stumbled onto the band Hammock.
I’ve long been a fan of Christian Alternative music. I’m also a fan of a good deal. Which is how I discovered Hammock.
It started with a discount bin at the Christian bookstore. I loved digging through the discount bin to find gems that people don’t seem to value like I would. It was in these bins that I found albums by bands like Dead Artist Syndrome, and Daniel Amos, and it was one of these treasure hunts that lead me to the band Common Children.
Lead by songwriter Marc Byrd, the Common Children CD that I found had no liner notes, and was only in a clear plastic case. But I recognized the label that the band was on - Tattoo - as the same label that The Choir had released their album Free Flying Soul. Combine that with the price of about $4, and I was sold.
I won’t write much about that album (Delicate Fade), but it whet my appetite for more music by them. But that was the problem - I couldn’t find much. Everything was out of print. So I did a bit of a search, and found out that Marc Byrd had started a new band - Hammock.
Which brings me to Everything and Nothing.
I’ve never heard the term “Post-Rock”, but I guess this is the category that Hammock would fall under. Instrumental, ethereal, calming.
A perfect record to fall asleep to.
With no lyrics, I don’t have much to write about this album, but I suggest you check it out, if you need something to go to sleep to, or work to, or to play in the background while hanging out.
I recently purchased a pair of Sony earbuds to replace a set of Beats earbuds, that worked fine until one side was mysteriously destroyed. I would have gotten a second set of those Beats earbuds, but they went up from $50 to $70, and I just can’t justify that for bedtime earbuds, since I use Airpods during the day.
Co-writer of popular worship song “God of Wonders”, written with Steve Hindalong of the Choir.