a hawk and a hacksaw
this project continues to scour the globe for far-flung musical heritages to explore, this time immersing itself in the natural environments of Bulgaria, Albania, Turkey, Greece, and Romania for inspiration.
‘Forest Bathing’, or ‘Shinrin-yoku’, is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” - an inspiration for A Hawk and A Hacksaw’s newest album. it features ten original compositions by Heather Trost and Jeremy Barnes, adorned with Persian Santur, string and woodwind melodies, clarinet, cimbalom, and trumpet. it’s magical stuff that manages to evoke the feeling of celebration rather than patronising of world musics, the band inimitable in performance and composition. riyl silver mt. zion, beirut, and six organs of admittance.
- A Broken Road Lined With Poplar Trees
- A Song For Old People / A Song for Young People
- The Shepherd Dogs Are Calling
- Night Sneaker
- The Magic Spring
- The Sky Is Blue, The Desert Is Yellow
- Babayaga 9. The Washing Bear
- Bayati Maqam