Redhooker | The Future According to Yesterday

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The Future According to Yesterday

by Redhooker

Broody, dense, electro-acoustic music. Works well with headphones.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sometimes She Speaks Gently
4:16 album only
2. Animus
4:39 album only
3. Sunday Silence
6:46 album only
4. Twelve Times Goodbye
9:48 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The music on the debut recording of Redhooker was written in a vacated accident-injury law office 700 feet above ground in downtown Manhattan. The music was inspired by a year spent living in a quiet, isolated former port village called Red Hook. The stark contrast of these two environments yields a four piece program that is spacious but dark, dense yet fluid, cautious while extreme. A solo clarinet trails a lone violin creating long swaths of gossamer dissonance while a Rhodes quietly spins out its ostinato. An electric guitar enters the mix as the group embarks on a repetitive but contrapuntally rich dance. When the computer enters, it brings with it a monolithic drone – a composite of acoustic voices collected earlier, blended to reveal rich overtones that take on lives of their own. Gradually the acoustic instruments reenter, singing long lamenting lines vaguely reminiscent of 16th century choral polyphony, while the drone recedes to a role as foundation, and guides the players through the completion of their walk.



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Pamela at CD Baby

Deep and intense, Redhooker's "The Future According to Yesterday" is a solemn and gorgeous piece of classical/electric fusion. While an electric piano lumbers along, plodding through dusty chords and resonating in dark caverns of reverb, strings and woodwinds dart through, leaving remnants of their flighty character in wide swaths of color. Not your traditional quartet, the ensemble consists of a clarinet, a violin, a Rhodes, and an electric guitar, all precise and lamenting. It's easy to get caught up in emotion as the players spin tales of the urban Manhattan cityscape, shriveling from human contact, but longing to be held. It's easy to get hung up on the landscape of the decrepit oceanside village that may harbor a secret or three. These are the songs that speak the darker truth of human life, ringing in the ears of of the facade-bearing city-dwellers, and rolling through the hulls of the small boats put out to paddle the sea. It's perfect soundtrack music.


Freedom like a warm wind on the coast of being human
Radiohead.Pink Floyd. Portishead. This album is epic in the same way. The sound is as a freedom like a warm wind on the coast of being human. I actually cried while listening. Beautiful. Important album.

Ted Okell

Very atmospheric. Definitely a soundtrack looking for a film. My only gripe is it seems pretty short for an album.