Super deep LP.. new edition from his 1975 private press. Very delicate guitar playing, use of zither that blends in perfectly, lovely sounddesign on the synthersizers by Ernest.. This album is a fantastic listen from beginning to end.., close your eyes and float away..
Ernest Hood’s Neighborhoods was released some two decades after the Portland, Oregon born and raised musician’s first forays into field recordings. These very recordings, and those captured over intervening years, define the universal sound and aural images of childhood, a theme memorialized by Hood’s privately-pressed opus of 1975.
Sprawling through a haze of zither, synthesizer melodies, and foraged pedestrian sound, Neighborhoods is both a score and documentary composed and directed by Hood to offer, in his words, a joy in reminiscence. Hood broadcasts melodies and sounds from his beloved Portland surroundings to transport listeners to the story’s scene, and scenes beyond what’s seen.