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Instead of rain i bring a hat

by Aaron Moore & Erik K Skodvin

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Lost Tribe Sound I've wanted this album for a while now. It's hard to go wrong with the work of Eric Skodvin. When combined with Aaron Moore, they make for a strange pair. It's definitely the most concrete I've ever heard Skodvin sound, delivering upon darker jazz-like offerings paired with somewhat gothic electro-acoustic abstractions. The most enjoyable moment for me comes with the clobbering rhythmics found in "Grown Horse". More of whatever that is, please.
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Peter Hollo Such an unexpected collaboration, and such a pleasure. Skodvin's sound design and cello rubbing up against Moore's unique songwriting and sonic constructions. Favorite track: Furland.
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Furland 06:01
The Fountain 03:11
Grown Horse 05:10


"Instead of rain I bring a hat" is a long-distance collaboration between the UK’s Aaron Moore (Volcano The Bear, Gospel Of Mars, duo with Alan Courtis) and Norwegian Erik K Skodvin (Svarte Greiner, Deaf Center, B/B/S). It developed gently, taking its full form over the space of nearly 6 years.

The project began with e-mail exchanges of fragmented sounds and ideas - on the piano, cello, drums, harp, vocals, homemade and electronic instruments. Their experimental correspondence eventually blossomed and grew into an exquisite, fully-fledged album of brooding cinematic compositions.

Through 7 songs, Moore and Skodvin lead us through complex, haunted, minimalistic pieces. They are surreal, sonically fascinating and deeply moving. A very special and original album in both its conception and result - definitely one of a kind in the HITD discography


released July 6, 2018

Cat #: HITD 040

All tracks composed, performed & recorded by Aaron Moore & Erik K Skodvin
Soprano saxophone on « Grown Horse » by Marcus Cummins
Mastering by Helmut Erler @ Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin

Artwork & design by Aaron Moore & Erik K Skodvin


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Hands In The Dark is an independent micro-record label based in Besançon (East France) which, since 2010, has focused on proposing exciting auditory explorations and singular visions of experimental / psychedelic music.

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