A Hawk and a Hacksaw • folk, indie

Saturday Jun 15, 2013

407 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-242-4900
Website: Click to Visit

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A Hawk and a Hacksaw
Adam Faraday

The rare and elusive musical birds commonly known as A Hawk and a Hacksaw culminate their West Coast peregrination with a showing in their native habitat—taking only a short breath before heading south to Brazil. AHAAH—best known as borderless explorers of traditional Balkan music—spend about as much time playing and learning overseas as in the States. They also have more on their minds than the broad sonic palette of European folk, as both Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost present fantastic solo projects and have been involved with experimental supergroups like Tapered and Excelsior Ultima. Recorded and mastered by John Dieterich, AHAAH’s new album, You Have Already Gone to the Other World: Music Inspired by Parajanov's Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors may be the syncretic fruition of a myriad of influences they’ve engaged with over the years. The title track instantly jumps out and spins you around with dizzying elements of Turkish Muslim musical tradition, and discreet electronics are utilized throughout the album. It takes very skilled musicians to blend musical styles into soaring new artforms like this. Don’t miss AHAAH take flight on Saturday, June 15, at Sister (407 Central NW). The avian splendor begins at 9 p.m., and tickets are $12 for those aged 21 and over.

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