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by Herd of Instinct

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Shawn Sutherland
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Shawn Sutherland Fans of King Crimson (e.g., Double Trio/Double Duo) and Mahavishnu Orchestra should investigate Herd of Instinct.

But know that Hallow is atypical of HOI’s sound; it contains (fantastic!) ambient interpretations of songs from their existing prog repertoire.

So, listen to Hallow. Then, so as to truly appreciate its contents, explore HOI’s other albums (their eponymous debut album [featuring Gavin Harrison and Pat Mastelotto], Conjure, Manifestation and Drone Priest) and then come back to it!
Favorite track: Torture Garden (Hallow Mix).
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Hallow is a radical remix/reimaging/reconstruction of Herd of Instinct’s music. The progressive rock originals have been transformed into slow moving soundscapes.

Inspiration came from a wide range of sources - Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” to the drone metal of Sunn O))) to David Lynch's Eraserhead to Bill Laswell’s ambient mix translations of Bob Marley and Miles Davis.

Track List:

1. Manifestation Pt. 2 (Hallow Mix) 9:15
Bill Bachman - Drums
Mark Cook – Warr guitar
Gayle Ellett – Mellotron
Mike McGary - Rhodes
Rick Read – Chapman Stick

2. Ravenwood (Hallow Mix) 10:46
Mark Cook – Warr guitar
Mike Davison – Guitar
Gayle Ellett – Moog, Mellotron, and Hammond
Jason Spradlin – Drums

3. Slow Current (Hallow Mix) 11:05
Mark Cook – Warr Guitar, Fretless Bass, Mellotron, and Beat Construction
Gayle Ellett – Guitar

4. The Secret of Fire (Hallow Mix) 13:59
Mark Cook – Warr guitar, String Arrangement, and Piano
Mike Davison – Guitar
Gayle Ellett – Moog, Mellotron, Hammond, and Dilruba
Jason Spradlin – Drums

5. Torture Garden (Hallow Mix) 7:52
Mark Cook – String Arrangement

The mixes were constructed using only sounds that were recorded on the original versions.

Manifestation Pt.2 (from Manifestation - 2016)
Ravenwood (from Conjure - 2013)
Slow Current (from Drone Priest - 2017)
The Secret of Fire (from Conjure - 2013)
Torture Garden (unreleased new composition)

Recorded in Arlington, TX and Topanga, CA

Firepool Records FR10

Artwork by Mark Cook

Thanks to Tam Laird (host of the Fade to Yellow radio show) for being the catalyst for this project.


released April 3, 2018


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Herd of Instinct Arlington, Texas

"This electrifying unit translucently morphs the days of prog-rock yore with an ultramodern scope." All About Jazz

Herd of Instinct is a progressive rock band based in Texas. The band has released six albums on Djam Karet's Firepool Records.
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