HuDost’s most recent album ‘4th Way Folk’ is now up on Bandcamp. The album is also available on ITunes and other outlets!
HuDost’s 2013 release ‘4th Way Folk’ is a stripped down organic acoustic affair.
While touring constantly over the past few years, continuing to write new songs for the next ‘proper’ HuDost album (as well as working on a ‘Sufi Kirtan’ album & experimental project with The Church’s Steve Kilbey), we struck up a relationship with BLUE MICROPHONES and acquired a few of their mics as well as their awesome sounding Robbie PreAmp and other studio upgrades. This led to the idea of us wanting to do an acoustic album of our revisions and renditions of both ‘vintage’ and modern day folk songs. With the beautiful BLUE mics, we wanted to capture the raw purity & essence of our vocal harmonies and instruments without all the effects, electronics, feedback, amplifiers, etc. (Don’t worry…we’ll be back there soon!).
Five of the tracks are actually ‘4th Way Folk Songs’; traditional folk pieces transformed & gleaned from the ideas of people like Gurdjieff & E.J. Gold. At one point in the project, we sent two of the tracks out to Oz Fritz & IDHHB so he could record ‘gang vocals’ with E.J. and the crew. He sent back varying tracks of everyone singing and rapping and improvising along with ‘Holy Hobo’ & ‘4th Way Liner’. E.J.’s ad-libs are amazingly candid, jolting & fun and add beautifully to the essence of these versions.
This recording project is truly homespun. Jemal took it as an assignment to bring forth clarity in his engineering skills as well as taking a shot at mixing the project himself. 4th Way Folk was mastered by Bernie and Dale Becker of Bernie Becker Mastering in Pasdena, CA.
We hope you enjoy the essence of these songs. There’s a lot more music on it’s way…..
Mastered by Bernie and Dale Becker for Bernie Becker Mastering, Pasadena CA.Featuring Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines
along with: Dan Walters, Ken Rosser, Sarah Bowman, Linda Worster, Bryan Brock, Kai Welch, Lisa Lynne, George Tortorelli, Stephanie Heidemann and special guest ‘gang vocal cameos from E.J. Gold & FAXL, Mandy & Reyhan and Mollie the Tour Dog!
In its first week after being released, HuDost’s latest album ’4th Way Folk’ received this fabulous review in Skope Magazine!
They called the album “an exeptional folk album that takes the genre in new and beautiful directions” and that it “brings a new depth to the already multidimensional HuDost.”
You can read the full review here.
Here is another recent review from The Windsor Square:
…says “Unusual, captivating and haunting are only a few words to describe the Experimental Indie Rock/ World musicians; HuDost. With incredible musical and songwriting abilities, as well as a mix of cultural flare, the heart of the band consists of Montreal’s Moksha Sommer and New York’s Jemal Wade Hines. Including an array of talents from other members of the group, each and every day continues to be an exhilarating moment of time that is too precise to let slip away and that is truly heard and felt in HuDost.”
To read the full review and interview published in ‘The Windsor Square’ and written by Melissa Arditti follow this link: