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Love In The Black Stack

by The Hundred In The Hands

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The Hundred In The Hands return with their third album Love In The Black Stack; a swoony late-night soundtrack to the catastrophic present.

Eleanore Everdell and Jason Friedman began working on these intimate new songs and ambient tracks using cassettes recorded in the late ‘90’s, demos, voice-memos, field recordings and other half-forgotten ephemera collected over the years. They then went back into the studio with producers Vito Roccoforte and Gabriel Andruzzi (The Rapture, Vito and Druzzi) -- who both add their indelible stylistic synth and percussion work -- and together helped re-work the material for an album conceived as the score to a larger art installation/performance piece.

The final 11 songs yo-yo from the insular romance of “I Follow”, “Pale Moon Out” and “Felt A Love” to the jagged pulse of “Proof of Love”, “Red Eyes Rising” and cascading drive of “Wade Up”; alternately grounded in the deep searching harmonies of Eleanore’s layered vocals and the purposeful silences and slipped rhythms of the off-kilter production.

With lyrical through-lines moving from satellites and constellations “high above the earth,” through “telephones ringing in empty rooms” and unwinding under rising tides — and with themes loosely touching on gentrification, environmental collapse, and occult technological faiths — Love in the Black Stack is an attempt to find the gaps still ungoverned by these global forces and to create sense and connection from incomprehension and dislocation.

An accompanying virtual album-cover layered with lyrics, credits, crypto/mystic-diagrams and extraneous texts is online at: LoveInTheBlackStack.com.

This is the first release since 2012’s Red Night (Warp) and the first for their label New Ancestors: a journal/label focusing on artist-to-artist relationships and patient journalism examining, supporting and challenging vital culture

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released June 15, 2017

“Red Eyes Rising”, “Felt A Love”, “I Follow” & “Proof Of Love”
Produced Vito Roccoforte & Gabriel Andruzzi.
Mixed by Gabriel Andruzzi.
Recorded & mixed at Earth2Ether & Loose Heads.

“Pale Moon Out”
Produced by Vito Roccoforte & Gabriel Andruzzi.
Mixed by Gabriel Andruzzi & Jason Friedman.
Recorded and mixed at Earth2Ether & Loose Heads.
Lead Vocals recorded by Jonathan Kreinik at Boombox Magnetica.

“Wade Up”
Produced by Jason Friedman.
Additional production by Vito Roccoforte & Gabriel Andruzzi.
Mixed by Jason Friedman & Gabriel Andruzzi.
Recorded and mixed at Loose Heads & Earth2Ether.

“Psalm Slung Low”, “Worm Moon Idyll”, “Settle In Close”, “On Ruins”
& “Under The Long Swell”
Produced and mixed by Jason Friedman at Loose Heads.


Lyrics to “Red Eyes Rising”, “Pale Moon Out”, “Psalm Slung Low”,
“Felt A Love” by Jason Friedman.

Lyrics to “Settle In Close”, “Wade Up”, “I Follow” by Eleanore Everdell.

“Proof Of Love” lyric by EE & JF.


Eleanore Everdell: Vocals, keyboards, programming.

Jason Friedman: Keyboards, programming, percussion, guitars.



Gabrial Andruzzi: Additional keyboards, programing & percussion.

Vito Roccoforte: Additional percussion, programing & keyboards.




All songs (c) & (p) 2017 Eleanore Everdell & Jason Friedman
EEE Music ASCAP, Weare Boggs Music ASCAP.

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The Hundred In The Hands New York

We met and fell in love in 2007, signed to Warp Records not long after and have been making music together ever since. On Warp, we released the 6 song “This Desert” EP, an 11 song self-titled LP, “Red Night” LP and 4 singles featuring remixes from Andy Stott, Patten & Kyle Hall. LVBS is the first release on our own label/journal, New Ancestors. ... more

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Track Name: Red Eyes Rising
High above the earth in an aeroplane
Stacked up in satellites trying to explain

The distance
Between us
In the roots
Beneath us

Looking for a way back home
To you.


Unspooled in the wet sun pinned to your lips
While summer swoons wearing out our skin.

We were

Grown loose in the haze
Wild weeds in alleys

We circled for days
Looking for runways

Looking for a way back home
To you.


There’s a sky out in this room down below
Tonight I am drowning in its glow

One hundred and one ways
Lain in constellations
Taking me back

Home to you.
Track Name: Pale Moon Out
I rise
Beside the pale moon out

Our city below
Cut to divide

And the sound in my chest

Is of pianos
Falling,

Coming down heavy on you.


They’ll try to tell us,
Uh-uh, I don’t need to know.



These streets are riled in
A plastic noise

They’ll try to destroy
The lines we made when we cut our teeth

I still see,

Our blood run tonight,
Winding through the streets
Finding me in your eyes
And as we rise,
Like a pale moon out

I see,

Winter’s in the sinners,
The kids don’t mean a thing
They face the earth and go digging in

They try to tell us
Uh-uh I don’t need to know.
Nu-uh, I don’t need to know.


We were hung on a wire
Orbiting wildly
Looking for love from above
As if love alone could be enough

And the two of us,
You and me,
Turning on the stairs
Like dancers
Falling,

Coming down heavy on you.


But,

When we wane,

In sunlight louder than us,

It’s just enough to know

You’re all I need to know.



Uh huh,
You’re all I need to know.
Track Name: Psalm Slung Low
Listening

I’m the can and the string

listening,

thrown into the weeds,

speaking in tongues

listening
Track Name: Felt A Love
I
Was in
The heart of the heart
And
All
Was quiet

In the distance between us
The void opened to lead us
Into spaces unseen to set us
In motion

When I saw a friend I hadn’t seen in weeks,
She had stories to tell,
We fell into the spaces between us
As the summer sun swelled around us
In the heart of the heart of cities

We felt a love
And the world fell away.

For the heart of the heart of cities
Far from the hardness in me
I felt a love.


I
Was in
The heart of the heart on
Her roof

I
Was
Listening In

To the speakers beneath us
The sound opening to lead us
Into spaces unseen to set us
In motion

Given to chance,
Laughing disheveled,
Telephones ringing,
Televisions drifting in
And out like tides
In empty rooms
Promising connections
We let go of
In favor of
Silence.

We felt a love
And the world fell away.

For the heart of the heart of cities
Far from the hardness in me
I felt a love.

We sat up on her roof
Asking questions
Without answers
Or expectations
In the heart of the heart of cities
Far from the hardness in me
I felt a love
I felt a love.
Track Name: Proof Of Love
The proof of love is impossible, love.

The proof of love is impossible love.
Track Name: Settle In Close
Unsettle in close to me, my love

under this crooked moon

unsettle in close to me.

Float above street level
when rain lifts the gravel
let your strings unravel

unsettle in close to me, my love.

Is this rain gonna come?
it teases
and teases
and loses interest

Trade light for shadow
trade shadow for shade
and settle in close to me, my love

and settle in close to me, my love.
Track Name: Wade Up
Come on
Come out outside
Don’t need to be right
Wade up in the night
Nothing to justify
Nothing to satisfy
Don’t need to be right
Wade up in the night
Our love takes some time
Go slow to unwind
Come on come outside
Wade up in the night.

All night wait up for it
Go slow to unwind
Our love wasn’t done
Wait up
Wade up in the night.

Our love
Wait up for it
Our life takes some time
Our time takes our love
Wait up
Wade in the night.
Track Name: I Follow
I follow your light around
Hole up on a shackle moon.

She wakes up in Munich
Real life a foreign land
Had enough of a fall-shorn love.

Darling one of us is
Always charming us.

Hunger wheels up come the night falling
The only way is forward.

Every time with the same miracle I
Start again, try again, wake up to
All the time, start again, wake up and
To another summer, wind circles, I
Wake up to another wind circles, I
Wake up to another time, light falls, I
Wake up to another wind circles, I
Wake up to your love, my light falls, I
Wake up to another wind circles, I
Wake up to your love and my light falls
Around.