Talkshow Records releases Hollow Hand’s new album, 'Star Chamber’. A record that sounds like the fragility of love, of nature being embraced and the desperate need to find happiness through imagination, escape & the sanctuary of beautiful things.
Hailing from Brighton, the project is spearheaded by Max Kinghorn-Mills & the album was produced by Pan Andrs and Atlas Shrugs at Cosmic Ocean.
‘Star Chamber’ is a celebration of beauty. “I try to surround myself with beautiful objects, art, music, stories & ideas because I’m trying desperately to find happiness and navigate my way through life safely. Fantasy has always been a huge attraction to me, romance and mythology in history & creativity” he continues.
An entirely DIY project, the album was recorded at the bottom of a leafy garden, a home-made studio pieced together by three friends. Nature plays a crucial role in Hollow Hand’s sound. As Kinghorn-Mills explains, “When we recorded the album we were literally affected by the elements, the changing of the seasons. We didn’t have much protection from the outside, if there was a storm we would have to record through it, if the Yamaha DX7 was waterlogged from a breach the night before we’d have to dry it out on the heater and record some other parts first."
When you hear these recordings you might notice the sounds of birds (summer songs were recorded with the door open, birdsong is present).
The album is about hope – positivity - looking to the beauty of the past for reasons to carry on”.
“…homespun British pop perfection… to my ears, there won’t be many records this good released in 2018.” 8.5/10 The 405
“…it chimes, it rings, it chugs... Everything you ever thought you needed from '60s pop, and a little bit more.” 7/10 The Line Of Best Fit
“Star Chamber is in many ways a perfect antidote to the world in these difficult times, a warm, witty and very human record.” 7/10 God Is In The TV