Artist: Hallock Hill
Album: The Union
Label: Hundred Acre
Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it, we are nothing… Luis Buñuel
Tom Lecky’s recordings as Hallock Hill are situated at the intersection between landscape and memory, and The Union is a precise exploration of the ways in which this shifting ground both informs our sense of self yet also remains distant and remote – and the ways in which we seek to communicate and respond to this impasse. It has elements of nostalgia within the play of strings, but it has a broader purpose than this: at times it feels like a reification of the process of memory itself, a capturing of Adam Phillips’s dictum that ‘remembering at any given moment is a process of redescription; the echo can be different each time’.
Read the rest of the review over at The Liminal.