Published Jul 09, 2014Moving on from indie rock outfit In Medias Res, Vancouver artist Andrew Lee has begun playing shows locally as Holy Hum. Though the details have yet to be released in full, the project has already recorded an album, and snippets from the sessions have been preserved in a new, non-linear documentary.
Filmed by the project's Ryan Flowers, also of In Medias Res, the short film chronicles time spent at Mount Eerie mastermind Phil Elverum's studio in Anacortes, WA, between late 2013 and early 2014. The series of shots show off Lee playing piano, tracking vocals with headphones on and other candid or distortion-laced moments with the rest of the crew. While info on the as-yet-unnamed LP is forthcoming, the film should give you a sense of the dark though tuneful soundscapes to come.
"The film is meant to be a bit ambiguous but it kind of shows you what it's like to be in a recording session," Lee said in a statement. "The music really gets abstracted in a sense... you have to be able to break it apart into pieces to build it up."
Holy Hum's next performance in July 12 at Vancouver's Khatsahlano Street Festival. And stay tuned for more info on Holy Hum's upcoming album.