Ambient duo Hammock scored new film ‘Columbus’ (listen to the soundtrack)
Back on August 25, Nashville-based ambient duo Hammock released their gorgeous and utterly shattering eighth album Mysterium. Gorgeous for it's sweeping melodies and textures of various instrumentations, shattering in the context that it was written in honor of the memory of 20-year old Clark Kern who tragically had lost his battle with cancer, Mysterium is a continuation of one of the most perfect sonic libraries I've ever encountered.
Just a few months later, on November 3, Hammock released yet another masterpiece, this time as a 16-track score for the film Columbus.
When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: Jin's estranged relationship with his father, and Casey's reluctance to leave Columbus and her mother.
Hammock's moody soundtrack is perfectly matched to the film's narrative tone as well as the gorgeous photography. Check out four tracks from the score via Bandcamp or stream the whole thing via Spotify, and watch the trailer for the film, below.