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Half-handed Cloud

Harp Thats Hung-up in the Tree E.P.

Catalog: ‚ÄĘ Cover Art: John Ringhofer
Release date: March 1, 2006


If you visited the merchandise table during Half-handed Cloudís Spring 2006 tour, you noticed a new release not available anywhere else titled Harp Thatís Hung-up in the Tree e.p.† This mini-album (limited to 500 copies) is now available outside of performance venues at Asthmatic Kitty Recordsí online shop (while supplies last).

Half-handed Cloudís John Ringhofer wrote most of the songs during the same writing-sessions that produced the recent Halos & Lassos album.† For one reason or another, the six HarpÖ songs didnít quite fit on HalosÖ, but were considered worthy of their own release instead.† They were captured on a 4-track cassette recorder in the winter months of 2005-2006.

Topics range from forgiveness and fellowship to discouragement and disbelief (upon witnessing an unbelievable all-you-can-eat food-array).† Arrangements are fleshed-out with ramshackle drums, one-finger piano melodies, a bass Melodion, vocal harmonies, and occasional playing on a borrowed Euphonium in 8:43 minutes.† Despite the title, Harp Thatís Hung-up in the Tree contains no harps (nor much of its electronic cousin, the Omnichord), and is packaged simply as a 3-color compact disc, in a paper sleeve, with a sticker on the back.† Enjoy!