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Hour Hand

by Historian

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Too Much 04:31
Tired Light 04:03
The Tide 03:06
Pedestal 05:58
White Sail 04:05
Quiet 02:24


Hour Hand is the sister release to Distant Wells, and while it was recorded during the same session, the new LP operates as a leaner, more insular companion piece. There is ethereal folk, and mind bending orchestration with the now signature implementation of Quartetto Fantastico (whose members have worked with everyone from Father John Misty to Flying Lotus.) Possibly the strangest thing about the release is that Karman’s vision seems to now fall in step with the current cultural and political atmosphere. “The American empire is slowly crumbling in front of us” Chris asserts. “Is it an ending or are we entering a new cycle? I don’t pretend to know.”


released February 15, 2019

Recorded and mixed by Be Hussey at Comp-NY, Glendale, CA

Produced by Chris Karman and Be Hussey

Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice

All songs written by Chris Karman (Bleeding Solar Power Music, ASCAP)

Chris Karman – vocals, guitar, synth, piano, organ, rhodes
John Bottrell – bass, synth bass
Brian Kuhar – bass
Ennio Liverani - drums

Additional musicians:
Ryan Kinestra - trombone
Pete Jacobson - cello
Augustus Green – mellotron, synth

Design by Leslie Andrew Ridings


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Historian Los Angeles, California

HISTORIAN is the brainchild of Chris Karman. Somewhere between post-rock and Kid A. It's spacey rock that won't leave you with that awkward feeling of visiting an abstract art installation you just don't get. He writes songs that have mass appeal with a nod to the avant-garde. ... more

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