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As Stowaways in Cabinet of Surf,We Live-out In Our Memers a Kind of Rebirth

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Half-Handed Cloud

As Stowaways in Cabinet of Surf,We Live-out In Our Memers a Kind of Rebirth

12" LP

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Quick Overview

Asthmatic Kitty Records presents the fifth Half-handed Cloud full-length album: As Stowaways in Cabinets of Surf, We Live-out in Our Members a Kind of Rebirth, or Stowaways for short. Connected with the lyrical tradition of 19th Century American hymns such as "Shall We Gather at the River?" "Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb?" and "There Shall Be Showers of Blessing," these tunes splash about in cavernous spaces opened up by irregularly measured rhythms and pocket-orchestra arrangements integrated with creaky pianos, sound-loops, a tugboat of a church organ, guitars and billowing banjos.

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John Ringhofer (aka, Half-Handed Cloud) has been crafting homegrown, spiritually charged, lo-fi indie pop for nearly a decade now. A fan of brevity only in song length, the Sufjan Stevens protégé/former Danielson Famile bass player’s latest opus, As Stowaways in Cabinets of Surf, We Live-out in Our Members a Kind of Rebirth, doesn’t deviate from the childlike, overly complex, CCM pop that has become his forte over the years. Populated with 25 tracks festooned with puns and water metaphors, ASICOSWLOIOMAKOR (a mouthful, even in the form of an acronym) proves that Ringhofer can still kick out a solid pop song here and there, as evidenced by the jaunty (actually, they’re all pretty jaunty)“Fresh & Bitter from the Same Spring” and “Set Your Beams.”

Additional Information

Artist Half-Handed Cloud
Track Listing 1 Into Jars - :56 2 The Sea Has No Face - 2:14 3 You Flagged Us Down with a Wave - 1:42 4 Splashdowns Hold the Hymnal Together - 1:39 5 Maritime Rites - 1:23 6 Guy with Driftwood Skin - 1:54 7 Source of the Watercourse - 1:34 8 Armstrong's Line - 2:04 9 Hydrological Cycle - 1:10 10 Fresh & Bitter from the Same Spring - 1:47 11 Sonar Sends Bells to and Fro - 2:15 12 Out on the Ice, We Face Our Hearts - 1:18 13 I'm Over the Need to Bail - 1:31 14 Look, The Clouds Have Got You Again! - 1:15 15 Divers Divers - 1:25 16 Liberty Bell - 1:07 17 You'll Sea - 1:24 18 Lunar Tears, Timed by Tides - 1:35 19 Set Your Beams - 2:04 20 Beachcomber's Ultralight - 2:01 21 Concentric Groups of Mirrored Loops - :51 22 Command the Wind & Water Inside Me - 1:48 23 Brooks Embracing Burdens - 1:14 24 Resting in the Current - 2:00 25 How Is a Waterwalker Like a Cleft-Stasher? - 1:26

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