CD Review by: Corbyn Bricie
A blissful entry into the world of light ambient music, OBLIVION HYMNS by Hammock doesn’t meander around hoping to offer itself as a pick me up. It scoops you up for a piggyback ride immediately. And around track two ‘Then the Quiet Explosion’ you’re floating blissfully and happily amongst the album’s spacious chords and perfectly sequenced tracks.
OBLIVION HYMNS has a wonderful blend of elements that are both relaxing and stimulating. Sort of like being in a sensory deprivation tank…but with music.* ‘Like a Valley with No Echo’ is a quiet experiment of a handful of minimalistic sounds working together while not stepping on each other’s toes. This is the perfect album to zone out and in to.
*Editor’s Note* – This fool has never been in a sensory deprivation tank. What Corbyn means to communicate is that the track and album in general sets a weightless, solitary and peaceful mood.