Ernest Hood
Neighborhoods

39,00

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why we love this

A deeply nostalgic record that brings back memories of the past, hazily framed by a mixture of zither, woozy keyboards and sweetly candid field recordings.

about the record

Ernest Hood’s Neighborhoods was released some two decades after the Portland, Oregon born and raised musician’s first forays into field recordings. These very recordings define the universal sound and aural images of childhood, a theme memorialized by Hood’s privately-pressed opus of 1975.

Sprawling through a haze of zither, synthesizer melodies, and foraged pedestrian sound, Neighborhoods is both a score and documentary composed and directed by Hood to offer, in his words, joy in reminiscence.

Whether using environmental sounds or instruments, a sense of musical narration is the central component of Neighborhoods, a strategy Hood tellingly referred to as “musical cinematography” in his original liner notes. Instead of using the picture frame, Hood broadcasts melodies and sounds from his beloved Portland surroundings to transport listeners to the story’s scene. Remarkably, Neighborhoods never falls into the sentimentality trap.

  1. A1 - Saturday Morning Doze 2:00
  2. A2 - At The Store 2:00
  3. B1 - August Haze 2:00
  4. B2 - The Secret Place 2:00
  5. C1 - After School 2:00
  6. C2 - Gloaming 2:00
  7. D1 - From The Bluff 2:00
  8. D2 - Night Games 2:00

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Ernest Hood
Neighborhoods

39,00

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  1. A1 - Saturday Morning Doze 2:00
  2. A2 - At The Store 2:00
  3. B1 - August Haze 2:00
  4. B2 - The Secret Place 2:00
  5. C1 - After School 2:00
  6. C2 - Gloaming 2:00
  7. D1 - From The Bluff 2:00
  8. D2 - Night Games 2:00

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why we love this

A deeply nostalgic record that brings back memories of the past, hazily framed by a mixture of zither, woozy keyboards and sweetly candid field recordings.

about the record

Ernest Hood’s Neighborhoods was released some two decades after the Portland, Oregon born and raised musician’s first forays into field recordings. These very recordings define the universal sound and aural images of childhood, a theme memorialized by Hood’s privately-pressed opus of 1975.

Sprawling through a haze of zither, synthesizer melodies, and foraged pedestrian sound, Neighborhoods is both a score and documentary composed and directed by Hood to offer, in his words, joy in reminiscence.

Whether using environmental sounds or instruments, a sense of musical narration is the central component of Neighborhoods, a strategy Hood tellingly referred to as “musical cinematography” in his original liner notes. Instead of using the picture frame, Hood broadcasts melodies and sounds from his beloved Portland surroundings to transport listeners to the story’s scene. Remarkably, Neighborhoods never falls into the sentimentality trap.

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