Hawk & Hacksaw

A Hawk and a Hacksaw – You Have Already Gone to The Other World

No, this record’s got its own inherent, slightly psychedelic power to it: this certainly seems to be the most complete LP in terms of outlook; (maybe the idea of basing the idea for the record round a film helped both concentrate minds and allow a new, unifying force into proceedings).

A Hawk and a Hacksaw – Délivrance

Foni tu Argile opens the album, sounding, in the opening stages, for all the world like a Greek version of Ivor The Engine.

A Hawk and a Hacksaw - Ekko, Utrecht, 14/06/07

For an encore Barnes and Trost decided to mingle with the crowd, and shouting something about “who needs electricity” played Portland Town in the centre of a rapt, admiring circle.

A Hawk And A Hacksaw and the Hun Hangar Ensemble

Vajdaszentivany, whilst being a bugger to spell, is also a sweet little tune for the cimbalom and so sounds a little like a prepared piano playing a folk song. I'm reliably informed, by the way, that a cimbalom is a stringed instrument like a zither

Incendiary Talk to A Hawk and a Hacksaw

There's no grass for cows to eat and there are big skies

A Hawk and a Hacksaw / Sutekh / Efterklang - Nighttown Rotterdam - 29/10/05

As it turns out the main addition to the set is not of AHAAH's making – they are joined, presumably not by invitation, by two dancers. I use the term dancer in its loosest sense.

A Hawk and a Hacksaw - Darkness at Noon

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Any album filled with accordions and castanets is OK by me, especially if a mariachi oompah band accompanies them as occurs on Pastelka On the Train.


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