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Hollow Deck // Hobson's Choice LP

Hollow Deck // Hobson's Choice LP

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Auckland's heretical label Weird Ear has arrived for the first time in Japan.This work is a reissue of the debut album released on cassette by the American sound folk duo Hollow Deck.

We will attach a special coupon that allows you to download all the label works.

Weird Ear Other worksfor free trial lessons /// Click here to see more Weird Ear releases available at Tobira. 

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Edition of 300.

"Previously issued as a cassette, Hobson's Choice, is a blend of traditional and experimental approaches that conventionally puts us in mind of several units inhabiting the landscape of Strange Maine over the last decade, and the animated '30s cartoons of Max Fleischer. And Hollow Deck have a unique way of quivering between their two main style poles guaranteed to put hair on anyone's chest.

From its first song, the album is a bridge between beauty (as personified by Mia's singing voice) and odd instrumental work that moves from clutter to clack to clam in the space of a blink. A few of the tracks are so sweetly arranged — rural voice and flute gliding above warm fields — that it almost feels like insanity is on the wind when the musical proceedings turn dark and unruly. But, as in life, they always do eventually, if only for the nonceBefore you know it, the scene turns into a nursery room theatrical with mice in white gloves capering while the cat naps. Other gorgeous bits recall Joanne Robertson at her most elegiac, singing along to a broken record. Then flutes join the fun, as though representing a pack of wolves mourning the death of the moon.

Hobson's Choice is filled with many other such seemingly contradictory juxtapositions. Letting them flow through your head will free you — if only for a moment — from the world around us, delivering you somewhere new before snatching you back to reality. "
– Byron Coley, 2016
 

Artist: Hollow Deck 

Label: Weird Ear

Auckland's heretical label Weird Ear has arrived for the first time in Japan.This work is a reissue of the debut album released on cassette by the American sound folk duo Hollow Deck.

We will attach a special coupon that allows you to download all the label works.

Weird Ear Other worksfor free trial lessons /// Click here to see more Weird Ear releases available at Tobira. 

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Edition of 300.

"Previously issued as a cassette, Hobson's Choice, is a blend of traditional and experimental approaches that conventionally puts us in mind of several units inhabiting the landscape of Strange Maine over the last decade, and the animated '30s cartoons of Max Fleischer. And Hollow Deck have a unique way of quivering between their two main style poles guaranteed to put hair on anyone's chest.

From its first song, the album is a bridge between beauty (as personified by Mia's singing voice) and odd instrumental work that moves from clutter to clack to clam in the space of a blink. A few of the tracks are so sweetly arranged — rural voice and flute gliding above warm fields — that it almost feels like insanity is on the wind when the musical proceedings turn dark and unruly. But, as in life, they always do eventually, if only for the nonceBefore you know it, the scene turns into a nursery room theatrical with mice in white gloves capering while the cat naps. Other gorgeous bits recall Joanne Robertson at her most elegiac, singing along to a broken record. Then flutes join the fun, as though representing a pack of wolves mourning the death of the moon.

Hobson's Choice is filled with many other such seemingly contradictory juxtapositions. Letting them flow through your head will free you — if only for a moment — from the world around us, delivering you somewhere new before snatching you back to reality. "
– Byron Coley, 2016
 

Artist: Hollow Deck 

Label: Weird Ear