Sustained, Crossover Chart Success for Hammock

Kenotic is breaking ground and breaking formats. Hammock Music Label announced today that the debut CD from flagship artist, Hammock, is currently in its seventh week in the CMJ (College Music Journal) Top 200 Alternative Rock Chart and, in a unique crossover, is charting for a second month in New Age Reporter’s Top 100 and is in the rotation of nationally syndicated programs “Echoes” and “Hearts of Space”.

Franklin, TN (PRWEB) April 19, 2005 -- Kenotic is breaking ground and breaking formats. Hammock Music Label announced today that the debut CD from flagship artist, Hammock, is currently in its seventh week in the CMJ (College Music Journal) Top 200 Alternative Rock Chart and, in a unique crossover, is charting for a second month in New Age Reporter’s Top 100 and is in the rotation of nationally syndicated programs “Echoes” and “Hearts of Space”.    

“Our hope from the beginning was that listeners would approach the music the same way Andrew (Thompson) and I did when recording it: with no presuppositions of what it should be,” says Hammock’s Marc Byrd. “And seeing Kenotic chart alongside The Mars Volta and Will Ackerman in the same week tells me that our hope is coming true.”

Andrew Thompson, the other half of the Hammock duo, continues, “We said from the start that the music ‘Is what it is’. We’re really grateful to radio and listeners for never letting a single genre or format tag hold it back…whether they’re calling Kenotic Rock, Ambient, Experimental, New Age, Post-Rock, Space, or RPM/Electronic, they’re finding a place for the record and giving it the opportunity to speak for itself.”

Frequently hailed for its passionate, evocative beauty, Kenotic can be heard in its entirety at www.hammockmusic.com. The website also features a password protected, press-only site, which can be accessed by request (see contact information below).    

“Byrd and Thompson are special visionaries and highly skilled at the craft of making music. This is not simple drone music; it's complex, sophisticated, and dense, but it's also not alienating, pseudo-intellectual, or moribund…Hammock make music that is filled with human emotion and passion…this album speaks its truth plainly…” Bill Binkleman, Wind and Wire

“This album is the most relaxing, engagingly beautiful, deep merlot wine music I’ve heard recently.” Rating: 4/5 stars Jewels, JIVE Magazine

"...Citing a trend wherein ‘ambient’ music has become a style of music no longer relegated to aural wallpaper, their debut release, Kenotic, is a slow motion swirl of idyllic charm and texture..." Mark Teppo, Igloo Magazine

“Hammock is a blindingly brilliant new talent, and Kenotic is a new way forward for post-rock.” Rating: 9.2/10 (Superb) Castor Quinn, Halo -17

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson of Hammock, please call Johnny Pleasant at 866-345-PLAY (7529) or email Johnny at e-mail protected from spam bots.

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