|A Hawk & A Hacksaw ≡ You Have Already Gone To The Other World (2013)|
A Hawk & A Hacksaw ≡ You Have Already Gone To The Other World
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Album release: April 2nd, 2013
Record Label: L.M. Dupli-cation
01. Open It, Rose (Hungary) (3:11)
02. You Have Already Gone To The Other World (3:18)
03. Witch's Theme (4:50)
04. Wedding Theme (Ukraine) (3:29)
05. Dance Melodies From Bihor County (Romania) (3:11)
06. Hora Pa Bataie (Romania) (1:58)
07. Nyisd Ki Rozsam (Hungary) (3:49)
08. Where No Horse Neighs & No Crow Flies (3:39)
09. Invartita Din Blaj (Romania) (2:27)
10. Horses Of Fire Rachenitsa (4:55)
11. Bury Me In The Clothes I Was Married In ... (2:32)
12. Marikam, Marikam (Hungary) (2:07)
13. The Snow In Kryvorivnya (2:58)
14. Oh, Lord, Saint George, Bewitch Ivan, Make Him Mine (5:13)
15. Ivan & Marichka / The Sorceror (5:42)
16. On The River Cheremosh (Ukraine) (4:31)
• Jeremy Barnes - Accordion, Drums, Piano
• Heather Trost - Viola, Violin, Accordion, Vocals
• "A Hawk and A Hacksaw, the duo of Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost, known for performing traditional and original music steeped in Eastern European folk traditions, present their sixth album You Have Already Gone to the Other World: Music Inspired by Paradjanov's Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. The sixteen tracks feature seven originals along with nine Ukrainian, Hungarian and Romanian traditional songs re-imagined and arranged with inspiration taken from the legendary 1964 film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Russian filmmaker Sergey Paradjanov. Taking their cues from the surreal folk magic of Forgotten Ancestors, Barnes (of Neutral Milk Hotel) and Trost (who lends vocals and violin on Josephine Foster's latest album) began composing new music to perform along with the film and, in 2012, took the project on tour, accompanying the movie live in cinemas and theaters internationally. The new album is the product of those tours and the evolution of the music into something that can stand on its own. Produced by John Dieterich of Deerhoof, this is the first A Hawk and A Hacksaw album for some time to feature only its two primary members (with the exception of two tracks where Dietrich lends guitar) but the instrumentation is not minimal. Dieterich s sense of musical experimentation has driven the group into new territories of folk psychedelia that explodes with rich ornamentation. It's also the band's most dynamic album since they began their Eastern European adventure, with the thundering percussion and dramatic arcs of violin on the title track counterpointed by majestic solo pieces for Persian Santur, and piano, stately organ-led processionals and original sound and melodies from the film woven throughout."
• Comme toujours avec ce groupe, un album fortement inspiré par la musique traditionnelle d'Europe Centrale... et un film du cinéaste Russe Sergey Paradjanov, en particulier.
• "You have Already Gone to the Other World" 2xLP out on April 2nd
• “ There is a constant stream of music – in the fact the whole history of music – flowing in the upper atmosphere,in what they used to call the 'Aether'. Apparently The Hawks (HAAHS) have managed to mainline a very particular vein of that lofty realm, and now the music of fervid pagans, of revelers, of the intoxicated, the sensualists and the joyful brawlers flows through them effortlessly. They’re riding the snorting steed of Bacchus. Their instruments and their voices are ecstatic swords, swooping with blithe abandon through the soft flesh of the world, killing and then discarding the ordinary and the mundane with an unbridled commitment to joy and mesmeric, gleeful self-immolation. Have fun!" -Michael Gira (Swans)
• "I've loved A Hawk and a Hacksaw ever since I first encountered them with the release of their first album. Over the years they've surprised and thrilled me repeatedly - both on record and at their incendiary live shows. I find their music so thrilling, I think, because their music offers many qualities I rarely hear in music either new or old. • It embodies a deep ethnographic knowledge of Balkan, Turkish and Eastern European music which contrasts to the magpie-like tokenism of most musicians who claim influence from around the world, but is not afraid to transform those roots into something new; never content to be an homage or museum piece. In a musical climate awash with ironic detachment and self-conscious posing it is a treasure to find music that has the courage of its convictions - that caries such a richness of musical, literary, and broader cultural association. And, as it seems from from getting to know Jeremy and Heather over the years, that is so personal - that embodies so much of who they are. However, this all seems too wordy and worthy to do them justice; above all A Hawk and a Hacksaw make music to be enjoyed viscerally before cerebrally - music that is both beautiful and fun." Dan Snaith, Caribou
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• A Hawk and a Hacksaw (2002 - Cloud Recordings, 2004 - The Leaf Label)
• Darkness at Noon (2005 - The Leaf Label)
• The Way the Wind Blows (2006 - The Leaf Label)
• Délivrance (2009 - The Leaf Label)
• Cervantine (2011 - L.M. Dupli-cation)
• A Hawk and a Hacksaw and the Hun Hangár Ensemble (2007 - The Leaf Label)
• Foni Tu Argile (2009 - The Leaf Label)
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Three members of the American band A Hawk and a Hacksaw performing at the Dionysus Club ('Sco), Wilder Hall, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, United States. From left to right: Mark Weaver, tuba; Heather Trost, violin; Jeremy Barnes, accordion and percussion
Date: 17 September 2009 (Original caption: “I created this work entirely by myself.”)
Born: 18 September 1976, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Origin: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Genres: Folk, Balkan, Mariachi
Instruments: Accordion, drums, piano
• Barnes recorded a song for a Japanese compilation under the name Marta Tennae in 2001, and shortly thereafter self-released an album under the same name. He is currently crediting his work in Bablicon under the Marta Tennae moniker.
• Barnes is credited with composing the original score for Astra Taylor's 2005 documentary film Zizek!.
• Excerpts from a Janitor's Almanac (CD) - Self-released - 2001
• Jeremy Barnes (born September 18, 1976) is an American musician. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the son of a local businessman. In 1995 he moved to Chicago to attend DePaul University but later dropped out. He joined the band Neutral Milk Hotel, which was a part of the Athens, Georgia-based Elephant 6 music collective, in January 1996. Neutral Milk Hotel disbanded in 1998 and Barnes spent time traveling in Europe and working as a postman. He also played with The Gerbils and Bablicon.
• Barnes cites his initial introduction to Eastern European music as having been in 1999 while on tour. After being introduced to Bulgarian music, he lived in a predominantly Ukrainian Chicago neighborhood and developed an interest in Romanian music.
• "I was kind of at a dead end in what I was listening to, and it just opened up a whole new world for me," he said in a 2011 interview with NoiseNarc. "And that was in 1999, I guess. For a while it affected me and the way it looked at my music, but I was still playing drums in bands, and it didn’t seem like something I should pursue. You go through these fads or trends as a listener, where you’re really into something for a month and then it changes. But with this music, it’s been now twelve years or more, so gradually it seeped into everything that I do."
• In 2001 he formed A Hawk and a Hacksaw, in France. In 2005 he met Heather Trost, who performs with him in A Hawk and A Hacksaw. The band's recording and touring line-up over the years has included Hungarian, Romanian, and English musicians. One recent touring iteration included Samuel Johnson, trumpet, and George Rawler, doumbek.
• Barnes created the label L.M. Dupli-cation to release his own recordings as well as music by other folk-related groups. Barnes has said he intends to release contemporary music as well as earlier music that is no longer available.
• Heather Trost (born July 18th 1982) is an American violinist and singer.
• Trost was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is one of the two members of the American Balkan Folk band A Hawk and a Hacksaw, with Jeremy Barnes (formerly of Neutral Milk Hotel).
• Trost and Barnes also worked together in the band Beirut, having been recruited by Zach Condon to help him complete the recording of his first album Gulag Orkestar (2006).
• A Hawk and a Hacksaw:
• Darkness at Noon (2005) – Violin, Vocals
• The Way the Wind Blows (2006) – Viola, Violin
• A Hawk and a Hacksaw and the Hun Hangár Ensemble (2007) – Viola, Violin, Cello
• Délivrance (2009) – Viola, Violin, Accordion, Vocals
• Cervantine (2011) – Viola, Violin
• Beirut : Gulag Orkestar (2006) – Violin
• Beirut : The Flying Club Cup (2007) – Viola, Violin
• Benjamin Wetherill : Laura (2008) – Violin, Viola
• Josephine Foster: "Bloodrushing" 2012
|A Hawk & A Hacksaw ≡ You Have Already Gone To The Other World (2013)|