YOU ARE ALWAYS HERE
These days, it seems, we no longer have to concern ourselves with distance.
Ever since the telephone, in-between has gotten smaller and smaller. But
one thing remains important – the places we are.
This glimmering and expansive EP is a testament to the
life spent where we are, strange since it was composed in far-flung places:
Iceland, Arkansas, New York. During the US premiere of Riceboy
by Josh for friends Jonsi and Alex), Josh Varnedore and Amman Abbasi (Abbasi
Brothers) decided to go to Iceland on a quest to make unique and
beautiful music. After recording a few tracks there, they collaborated
with Hammock and,
before long, a collection of songs were born. Even without these auspicious
beginnings, the music stands for itself - great expanses - open, wide and
To further support these tracks, video director David Altobelli,
(Hammock, Arms and Sleepers, M83) lovingly captured the
quiet nostalgia perfectly.
Magnificent, wide and warm , these 5 tracks
transgress distance and seemingly bend time. Composed in Iceland, Arkansas
and in New York, they are grounded in something familiar, poignant and
slightly epic. Featuring Hammock. Offered on the new 'Folio' series,
hand printed on letterpress, in a short-run of 500.
Melting... (with Hammock)
For more information, please contact
Evan Sornstein at Dynamophone Records.