19 Songs, 1 Hour 50 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

HChorey ,

This album is Hammock's best to date!

I have always been a fan of Hammock ever since I heard their first album, Kenotic, in 2005. I have to say, I believe that Departure Songs is their best release to date. The sounds and textures are so very good, and I love the increased incorporation of strings into the mix. Regarding this album, someone recently said on Twitter that ambient music is a battle of organism versus structure, and Hammock has again found the middle ground, the sweet spot where the two mix and just click. The sound is so... BIG. It's hard to explain, but if you listen to this album, you'll understand; it's a very full sound that swells and seems to wrap around you. The songs are at the same time sad and hopeful; it's so beautiful. Keith Kenniff's contributions on track 4, "Artificial Paradises," works so well with the Hammock sound, especially with Matt Slocum's cello. The entire album has moments like this where you think "that is perfect." This is a great album for a late night, a rainy day, or just driving alone in your car. Every listening session, I enjoy the album more and more. Go grab this one - you won't be disappointed.

spaceboy87 ,


A beautiful and emotive masterpiece from a band that sets the bar ever higher with each new release. This album evokes feelings of love and loss, hope and despair, longing and fulfillment. A perfect album for a brand new season.

Empire of the summer moon ,

Can't stop listening

Went on a late night autum walk through my city and this was the soundtrack playing in my head.as I looked at the buildings the people the sky the stars this music spoke to it all.tragic yet hopeful,fallen yet waiting to be redeemed.i also have glass byes and common children which Marc was involved in ,good stuff,but this cd is just off the charts

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