These are the tracks the seraphim sang while Dante gazed awe-fully at Divinity’s circular Being, though Dante was too preoccupied with the cold, dead truth of his mortality to notice. For Dante’s vision was a complex one, and the emotions created here are just as difficult to put into words. Even in the single, final vocal exhalation of the album, the listener becomes aware of every human emotion to have ever existed, and maybe even some that have yet to be discovered. Perhaps Hammer Hawk discovered that new emotional amalgam while recording that very moment, and listeners the world over should count themselves blessed to hear it, just as Dante counted himself blessed for his divine trail-hike. Perhaps, therefore, Hammer Hawk is our generation’s Beatrice.
released May 2, 2015
All songs written and performed by Hammer Hawk. Recorded and Engineered by Jeff Rendano at Boomstick Recording in Monroe, NY. Mastering by Richard Marr at Galaxy Park in Boston, MA.
Hammer Hawk would like to thank Bill, Meg, Irene, Tim, Matt, Eric, Alexa, B3nson Recording Company, Built4BBQ, Super Dark, Sword Paw and a special thank you to Helena for providing the artwork
Do you belong? Have you been here for long? Do you singsong? Does everything feel wrong? Make no wave, make no sound. It's no surprise stars will collide and fall. Tell me some lies, make me feel big and strong. I'll climb and I'll climb until everything feels small. Am I out of my mind or is it just chemicals. Make no wave, make no sound. Stop living in the past, it's time to rewrite, it's time to recast, come on and bring on a new class, this too shall pass. Make no wave, make no sound.
Track Name: Retrospective
We were so close, goddamn it. Did you think it was cool? Well I thought it was cool. When I was you and you were gone. Did you think it was moot? Well I knew it was moot. When I was here and you were far. I must be the only one around. When you fucked around, when you fuck around, you let everybody down. When I asked around you were nowhere to be found.
Track Name: Ruining
Charmed, I'm sure. The pleasure is all yours. I'm an eyesore, how will you ever adore? You're ruining such a big part of me. Charmed, I'm sure. You are never coming back through that door. What's your goal? Is it being the biggest asshole? You're ruining such a big part of me.
Track Name: Grudging
Wiping rust from my string while you internally berate me. "Why don't you buy yourself new things?", "Why don't you go to the doctor?". Well, in my head is a locker, and my heart is obsessed. I would rather lie here, then give you another breathe. When it's over, I'll say it's over. In my defense, I asked you to try for me. I can't resist, temptations is inside of me. One day it will come to be when I'm bad company. But don't you dare act like you weren't there. In my defense, I asked you to let me be. But you insist on taking a part of me. One day it will come to be when I'm bad company. But don't you dare act like you weren't prepared. We are all aware now.