David Hahn | Your Time Is Up

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Your Time Is Up

by David Hahn

Experimental and avant garde explorations with the electric guitar.
Genre: Rock: Experimental Rock
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1. Turn Off
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2. Brainwash
3:03 album only
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3. Chernobyl
2:32 album only
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4. Charon Crosses the Styx
4:29 album only
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5. Ambient Trio
3:08 album only
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6. Ruinations #2
4:20 album only
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7. Goga
2:07 album only
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8. 'Tis of Thee
3:27 album only
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9. Are You Sleeping, Now?
2:27 album only
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10. Mask of Sanity
8:12 album only
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11. Solitude
3:10 album only
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12. Talons
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13. Magnetic Tangents
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14. Star Talk
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15. Emf 10
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
David Hahn is a composer who creates diverse styles of music ranging from the experimental sounds of processed electric guitars to musique concrète sound collages to instrumental and vocal music featuring traditional instruments and voices.

He was educated at Brown University, The New England Conservatory of Music, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and Stanford University where he received the doctorate in historical musicology in 1993. His music career began in the 1980's as an active performer on lute, guitar and mandolin. He has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony and Opera Orchestras, Boston Musica Viva, the Seattle Symphony, Musica Nel Chiostro in Florence, and the City of London Festival. He co-founded the Boston Renaissance Ensemble which performed widely in the US and Europe and received the Noah Greenberg Award for "excellence in the performance of Early Music" from the American Musicological Society. He served as a faculty member at The New England Conservatory and at several independent schools.

David Hahn has composed over ninety diverse pieces of music, many of which have been commissioned and performed by established professional ensembles and soloists including the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, guitarist Cem Duruöz, the University of Washington Singers, Duo46, and Trio LiveOak.

His music has been released on Centaur Records, commissioned for the debut of the Annas Music Festival in Union, Washington, and is regularly broadcast on independent radio shows such as The New Edge (WMBR FM, Cambridge, MA) and Martian Gardens (WMUA FM, Amherst, MA). It has been performed throughout the United States—including the 2004 Carnegie Hall debut of guitarist Cem Duruöz—and in Canada, Chile, Turkey, Croatia, Cuba, France, Germany, Cyprus and Bolivia.

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John Book/The Run-Off Groove

A great recording looking at the feared world we live in today, and what may be
David Hahn is an experimental artist who likes to bring his years of guitar work into an electronic soundscape for unique twists with his music. Your Time Is Up is not a concept album but an album with a running theme, where the threat of the doomsday clock always looms above us and slowly it's making its way two minutes to midnight. At times it sounds like Roger Waters' Radio K.A.O.S., but instead the "four minutes and counting" countdown is real and it's moving at a sluggish pace, the fear of what's to come and what may be, if there is to be a "be". Hahn's metal riffs with a hint of folk stylings is the contradiction that exists throughout the album, maybe his way of describing good vs, evil, better vs, worse, or simply wanting to clash different moods for the hell of it. Hahn is verbally heard, sometimes speaking, sometimes as a robotic voice, so while the album's machine-like qualities are always present, there is always the presence of "something else" which helps make Your Time Is Up very dark and gloomy. The 8-minute "Mask Of Sanity" comes off as Hahn talking to himself, trying to prepare himself for the inevitable, but by the album's end it's hard to say if the inevitable happened, or if we as humans now exist on another planet in the distance. We don't know, it's open ended, and it works because you don't know. There's no closure to the theme, but there doesn't need to be.

The album is one man's view of the world we live in and where we may be headed, and one can only hope that through his insight, people will force themselves to change for the betterment of everyone.
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