I’ll go through these mini phases where I will be clamoring to listen to a particular genre of music. About 2 years ago I went through a period where I would just listen to low-fi, psychedelic inspired indie tracks. A year ago, for some reason lost to me now, I got into dub-step. So what has captured my attention now? Instrumentals.
The reason for this is that the right instrumental track can inspire my writing while at the same time not be to distracting. So I’ve been listening to a ton of movie scores. I’ve also been playing tons of The Cinematic Orchestra, Murder by Death, Explosion in the Sky, and now Hammock.
I had never heard of Hammock until a couple of days ago. I was scrolling through Youtube when I came across WeSauce’s Leanback Reading Music Playlist. It was a cool collection of mostly instrumental tracks that, as you guessed it, is to be played while reading, or in my case writing. This is where I discovered Hammocks’ eerie single “
The music video is somber to say the least, yet there is something rather striking, almost beautiful about it. As for the music, well I’ll just let it speak for itself.