Akinetic

akinetic

2018, Western Vinyl

Track List (*audio)

1. Beginning To Fade*
2. Akinetic
3. Long Way Down
4. Overconscious
5. Cascadia
6. Siren Song
7. Curtain
8. New Moon
9. Days In Clover*
10. Wake Up

 

Credits

All songs written and performed by Erik Hall; Vocals on "Days In Clover" by Heather Woods Broderick; Woodwinds on "Siren Song" and "Wake Up" by Elliot Bergman

Produced and mixed by Brian Deck; Recorded by Brian Deck and Erik Hall at Erik’s home in Chicago, IL; Additional engineering by Benjamin Balcom at Minbal, Chicago IL and by Peter Broderick at The Sparkle, Pacific City, OR; Mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering, New York, NY

Cover photo: Rick Alverson; Design: Jared Bell

Press

"The hardest-working man in Chicago prog pop, Erik Hall ... construct[s] intricate home-studio epics." - UNCUT Magazine

"Immersive ... It's Hall's weightiest album yet, distinguished by stretches of un-pristine gorgeousness that only become more impressive with repeat plays." - AllMusic

"... delightfully anomalous compositions ..." - Culture Collide


Driver

driver

2015, Western Vinyl

Track List (*audio)

1. Bawl Cry Wail*
2. All You Pine
3. Exiled
4. Unmistakable*
5. Aloft
6. Flare Gun*
7. I'll Be Up Soon
8. Cedarspeak
9. When You See Me Fall
10. Pouring Out

 

Credits

Written, performed, and produced by Erik Hall

Recorded at home in Chicago, IL and Northport, MI; Mixed by Benjamin Balcom and Erik Hall at MINBAL, Chicago, IL; Mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service

Cover art and design: Hans Peter Sundquist

Press

"An evocatively winsome, intellectually rigorous record." - Chicago Tribune

"Wide-eyed and instantly likable" - PopMatters

"Lovely ... expertly layered ..." - SPIN

"Equal parts expansive and intimate, anchored by Hall's mellow tenor and ear for subtle but engaging composition." - Consequence of Sound

"Deftly arranged metropolitan pop" - Stereogum

"A quietly intense ride and mix recommended for headphone listening." - AllMusic


In Tall Buildings

In Tall Buildings

2010, Whistler Records

Track List (*audio)

1. Walking Man
2. The Way to a Monster's Lair*
3. Twenty One
4. Suitor
5. Good Fences
6. Elvis Presley Blues
7. Alarm Will Sound*
8. Flemishing

 

Credits

Written, performed, and produced by Erik Hall; Clarinet and bass clarinet performed by Elliot Bergman

"Elvis Presley Blues" written by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings (Irving Music Inc. / Cracklin' Music / BMI)

Recorded and mixed at home with additional mixing by Rick Fritz at Jira, Chicago, IL; Mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service 

Press

"Hypnotic ... Dense and textured ..." - Chicago Tribune

"Spacious, handcrafted pop ... Evokes rootless melancholy without wallowing in it." - Chicago Reader

"The contemplative nature of In Tall Buildings' music grabs you immediately." - Daytrotter

"The aural representation of a pleasantly scattered mind." - American Songwriter