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Brooklyn based band Hem release their fourth full length album, FUNNEL CLOUD which features the 21 piece Gowanus Radio Orchestra, and guest appearances by Olabelle vocalist Amy Helm and Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha.

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It might sound like a backhanded compliment to say Hem makes lite-rock with a country twist. But before you conjure up images of Phil Collins with a cowboy hat, let's clarify by saying the New York band essentially picks up where the Cowboy Junkies left off--crafting intimate southern songs that unfold with quiet dignity over a bed of strings, pedal-steel guitars and restrained piano flourishes. That's more like it. Besides, in Sally Ellyson, the group has a singer whose clear, sweet voice can't help but make even the most overcast song sound oddly beautiful. If only "I'll Dream Of You Tonight" and "Too Late To Turn Back Now" could be the soundtrack to every waiting room people would actually look forward to that next root canal. --Aidin Vaziri

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. We'll Meet Along The Way
  2. He Came To Meet Me
  3. Not California
  4. Funnel Cloud
  5. Too Late To Turn Back Now
  6. The Pills Stopped Working
  7. Hotel Fire
  8. Great Houses Of New York
  9. Curtains
  10. Old Adam
  11. The Burnt-Over District
  12. Reservoir
  13. I'll Dream Of You Tonight
  14. Almost Home


Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 5, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • ASIN: B000H7JD3Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,805 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Christopher Condon on September 16, 2006
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Hem's last full album of new songs, Eveningland, was hauntingly beautful but suffered from overproduction. It was if all the engery was bottled up and they didn't want to let it out.

Not so here. Funnel Cloud sparkles with both beauty and energy. Even the slower songs like the title track tremble with an energy evocotive of their live performances. Meanwhile, the beautiful melodies keep on coming -- He Came to Meet Me and Reservior may be two of their best songs, ever.
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If you've heard any of their previous releases, you know that Hem doesn't make loud, brash music. This release continues their previous albums' quietly elegant tone. They wisely cut back on the string sections this time around. The songwriters put a lot of thought into each of the songs and Sally Ellyson is the perfect voice for them.
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I've never heard this band before until today. I read some recommendations from some reviews. All I can say is that I "LOVE" it!

The whole album is Sophisticated, Contemporary and very smart. I have not even finished the cd yet, and my favorite track is the silky vocals on "He Came To Meet Me". Even though this is a new album for me, I'm putting it at the top with my other favorites of "folk/singer songwriter/Indie Rock"...like Joni Mitchell, Kate Wolf, Gillian Welch and Shawn Colvin.
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I recently listened to the first HEM cd "Rabbit Songs" and realized they might have done more spendid recordings. After a search on Amazon, I found out they had several newer recordings. I purchase this one among the others. I believe it is their third complete CD. It carries on in the vein of the first two. There are 14 tracks here. Enough to keep your enjoyment of this band satisfied. I am addicted to the sound of Sally Ellyson's voice. It is deep and breathy, and fluid and melodic. She gets the tones right to your heart without the vocal acrobatics you hear when women audition for Amercan Idol. She will purr you into heaven. If you like previous Hem releases, don't hem and haw, just buy it, because it is good.
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I heard about Hem on NPR, and bought Funnel Cloud soon after. I'd never heard them before. I love this CD and am happy to find a new group to listen to. "The Pills Stopped Working" is my favorite song. The other songs are soft, mellow, beautifully written. The music is rich and complex. I look forward to hearing more of Hem.
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I bought this album on a whim (and based on very good reviews). I have not been disappointed. Where did this group come from? If you like Shawn Colvin, Wailin Jennys, other female singer/songwriters - you will like this group. Most of the songs are pretty mellow, but well written with great instrumental (piano and/or strings) back up.
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Hem was reviewed by the music critic on NPR when they first put out their original CD and didn't really consider themselves a real band. But the response to their CD was significant and well deserved, more or less signaling to the band that they had new lives. As talented as they all are musically, they are held together by the hauntingly delightful female vocal, whose voice is addictive. Their third CD, Home Again Home Again, is also outstanding and you should purchase that immediately, too.

But this fourth CD, Funnel Cloud, knocked me over. Tracks one and two are SO fine and then track three, Not California, would be worn out were it not a digital file. The entire CD is remarkable. "Not California" has a an official video promo on youtube, complete with beautifully filmed vintage looking NYC footage and the band performing. If you don't know Hem, watch this video and you will know their charm and significance.

Buy this CD, Funnel Cloud. Buy Home Again, then get their first two CDs, Rabbit and Eveningland. They are one of my favorite bands right now and are as musically rich as they are satisfying, deeply so.
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This is the greatest CD I own recorded in the last 30 years. Every song is beautiful, haunting, hopeful, and full of emotion. The lyrics are among the best ever written, in my opinion. The music is divine. Sit back on a rainy day, open up the booklet and read the lyrics for a beautiful experience. Recommended for anyone who loves music.
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