As an instrumental endeavor filled with the unexpected that speaks to your heart, Hammock is not for the weak. And, although being primarily an alternative and almost completely underground act, one of their most recent endeavors, the 2013 album entitled Oblivion Hymns, attracted positive reviews from several major music charts, radios and magazines, being classified as one of the best albums of the year. But all of these compliments and recognition from the music world is nothing but a footnote on the lives of Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson, that are always focused on the music, never interested on a place in the spotlight, which can be seen by their constant working: they are always on tour, and always prepared to make another album. Which is fantastic, by the way. Musicians make the world a better place, whereas rock-stars make it worse.
Of course, with slow paced and long songs, with seven, eight, ten minutes, sometimes longer, you can fall asleep if you’re on the mood, but this is just another major point in Hammock’s music! Besides being beautiful, you can relax while listening to it, and it is one of the most beautiful to hear when you’re all alone in the dead of night. Hammock is not just music, its art for the sake of art, but you can find in it your own mindset of wonders as well. You have to listen, and prove to yourself the places in which such a cosmic sound can lead your thoughts and senses. Usually publishing their albums by their own label, Hammock Music, we can’t expect the mainstream to have an interest in it. This is music for no ordinary persons, peaceful, calm, transcendental and cosmic to the roots.