Love In The Black Stack 320 MP3
Love In The Black Stack 320 MP3
The Black Stack is the unknowable and accidental bio-political global computational mega-structure growing around us. On the slipped grids between its plateaus are incalculable traces of absence, anxiety and affection.
The Hundred in the Hands return with their third album Love in the Black Stack; a swoony late-night soundtrack to the catastrophic present.
Eleanore Everdell and Jason Friedman began working on these new songs and ambient tracks using cassettes recorded in the late ‘90’s, demos, voice-memos, field recordings and other half-forgotten ephemera collected over the years. They then went back into the studio with producers Vito Roccoforte and Gabriel Andruzzi (The Rapture, Vito and Druzzi) and re-worked that material for an album conceived as the score to a larger art installation/performance piece.
The final 11 songs yo-yo from the insular romance of “I Follow”, “Pale Moon Out” and “Felt A Love” to the dark pulse of “Proof of Love”, “Red Eyes Rising” and cascading drive of “Wade Up”; alternately grounded in the deep harmonies of Eleanore’s layered vocals and the purposeful silences and slipped rhythms of the off-kilter production.
With lyrical through-lines moving from satellites and constellations “high above the earth” to “telephones ringing in empty rooms”, unwinding under rising tides — and with themes loosely touching on gentrification, environmental collapse, and occult technological faiths — Love in the Black Stack is an attempt to find the gaps still ungoverned by those global forces and to create sense and connection from incomprehension and dislocation.
1. Red Eyes Rising
2. Pale Moon Out
3. Psalm Slung Low
4. Felt A Love
5. Worm Moon Idyll
6. Settle In Close
7. On Ruins
8. Under The Long Swell
9. Wade Up
10. I Follow
“Red Eyes Rising”, “Felt A Love”, “I Follow” & “Proof Of Love”
Produced Vito Roccoforte & Gabriel Andruzzi.
Mixed by Gabriel Andruzzi.
Recorded & mixed at Earth2Ether & Loose Heads.
“Pale Moon Out”
Produced by Vito Roccoforte & Gabriel Andruzzi.
Mixed by Gabriel Andruzzi & Jason Friedman.
Recorded and mixed at Earth2Ether & Loose Heads.
Lead Vocals recorded by Jonathan Kreinik at Boombox Magnetica.
Produced by Jason Friedman.
Additional production by Vito Roccoforte & Gabriel Andruzzi.
Mixed by Jason Friedman & Gabriel Andruzzi.
Recorded and mixed at Loose Heads & Earth2Ether.
“Psalm Slung Low”, “Worm Moon Idyll”, “Settle In Close”, “On Ruins”
& “Under The Long Swell”
Produced and mixed by Jason Friedman at Loose Heads.
Lyrics to “Red Eyes Rising”, “Pale Moon Out”, “Psalm Slung Low”,
“Felt A Love” by Jason Friedman.
Lyrics to “Settle In Close”, “Wade Up”, “I Follow” by Eleanore Everdell.
“Proof Of Love” lyric by EE & JF.
Eleanore Everdell: Vocals, keyboards, programming.
Jason Friedman: Keyboards, programming, percussion, guitars.
Gabrial Andruzzi: Additional keyboards, programing & percussion.
Vito Roccoforte: Additional percussion, programing & keyboards.
All songs (c) & (p) 2017 Eleanore Everdell & Jason Friedman
EEE Music ASCAP, Weare Boggs Music ASCAP.
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