Thursday, November 28, 2013
Terry Hackett releases new LP 'One Over Eighty'
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –
The singer and songwriter known as Terry Hackett has released his debut solo LP album, titled, “One Over Eighty.” The record is comprised of nine original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 40 minutes. It is the most significant release by Hackett, himself, though he has been playing drums and working in music studios for many years. A record with myriad facets and cultural attributes, “One Over Eighty” by Terry Hackett is a record boasting gorgeous, unique instrumental and pop compositions alike.
Hackett cites as main artistic influences whole genres, each of which are to be heard clearly and well pronounced in his album: rock, pop, traditional Irish, electronic, world music and classical. The record flows from one to the next seamlessly, and attributes of each dovetail with those of the others. Over the entire recording, like a lens through which to view it, he has wrapped his album in a crystal valise of sound production that brings his highly personal and individualistic style into flawless focus.
That the high production value of his debut record should factor so pertinently in the resulting tone of his music makes sense, as Hackett has been working as a sound engineer since 1988, when he was first hired by Sun Recording Studios in Dublin, Ireland. Over the years he has lent his talents to scores of popular and successful recording artists, not only as an engineer, but also as a programmer, producer and session drummer.
Speaking of the themes of his new record, Hackett writes, “'One Over Eighty' is a very personal musical journey covering a period in my life of huge emotional upheaval. It includes a wide range of human emotions and experiences including sadness, loss, love, guilt, tragedy, hope, fear, betrayal, forgiveness and redemption.”
Interestingly enough, the mood of the album is upbeat, warm, and uniformly beautiful. Its moments of relative gloom are fleeting and spare. One can sense the subliminal presence of friendly people in Hackett's tracks, as if one were sharing the experience with humanity in general.
“Writing and producing the album helped me through [this dark] period in a cathartic sense,” he explains. “I didn’t consciously intend there to be a message contained in the album, but being asked the question, I guess the message is that we struggle, we endure, we make mistakes, we fear, we hurt, and we hurt others – but if you face your fears, you can set yourself free from all of the above or at least get on the right path to freedom.”
Terry Hackett sings in the largest Irish choir (RTE Philharmonic Choir) regularly performing classical choral works in Ireland's National Concert Hall. He currently teaches sound engineering and music production full time.
“One Over Eighty” by Terry Hackett is available online worldwide beginning 29 November 2013. Get in early.
Staff Press Release Writer
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