suggestioni musicali a cura di raffaello russo
Taken from “Behind The Backs Of Houses”, new album by Hanging Valleys out February 28th, 2020 via Pedro Y El Lobo.
Directed by French photographer, Corentin Schieb, the idea for the video was to have a formless visual instead of a narrative. The result is a collage of images, textures and rhythms, put together in a grainy atmosphere to match the hypnotic and nostalgic ambience of the song. Shot during a cold and windy winter, the video is a poetic visualisation of the lyrics: an ode to wandering, nature and silence.
Hanging Valleys is the music of Thom Byles and Michael Phillips who met working in a post-production house in Soho. Dreaming of bigger things they set out on various risk-filled adventures across the country, conquering treacherous peaks and raging seas. After several near death experiences the pair decided it was safer to stay indoors and make music.
Falsetto vocal melodies are accompanied by electric and acoustic guitars which combine to create a rich shifting soundscape. An unusual percussive playing style on the acoustic is blended with percussion and ambient sounds to create pulsing rhythms with captivating crescendos.
Hanging Valleys have released two EP’s which have over six million streams. Alongside favourable reviews and a growing fan base, Hanging Valleys’ music has been gaining momentum, a sound indication that the textures and melodies crafted are connecting and capturing the attention of its audience.