Hymns57 is a Canadian sound artist and musician who works primarily with guitar and effects, and often adopts field recording, found sounds and samples to orchestrate a multivariate sonic landscape. He has released a new album called Torschlusspanik which is out now via élan vital recordings.
According to the press release, Eleven tracks offer space to sit and unpack your thoughts and emotions, inside of a sea, rich with sonic tapestries. As a word, torschlusspanik is a combination of three German words ‘gate-shut-panic’. A reference to the fear that time is running out, often regarding a life or an opportunity. City gates once upon a time, closing at nightfall. Leaving latecomers no choice but to stay outside, exposing themselves to various dangers.
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