hd hausmann “Recognise Faces” – Listen

Recognise Faces‘ is the new single taken from hd hausemann’s third album ‘Find A Weight, Form A Ground’ set for release on 28 June on Panda Cassettes.  The band are a project by vocalist and songwriter Liam Palmer alongside bass guitarist Alex Oates, and musically take inspiration from The National’s early albums.  ‘Find A Weight, Form A Ground’ is deliberately aiming for the poetic, as Palmer explains “I wanted to write a record about poetry, poetics and words, the starting point of most of the songs was a poem or a phrase, homage is paid to Mary Oliver, Sappho, Maggie Nelson, CP Cavafy, E.E. Cummings and Lisa Robertson.” 

Specifically Recognise Faces’ was inspired by Mary Oliver’s ‘Wild Geese’ which explores the inner struggles of desiring freedom, imagination and nature.  Palmer expounded on this to question whether “Through a mutual love of poetry two people can bond in finding metaphysical portals of which to look through simultaneously, and find this freedom of imagination?”  That’s really a damn good question. We’re going to fence sit and say “maybe“.

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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