March 14, 2014
Run On Sentence
The frontman to Run On Sentence, Dustin Hamman, has created a compelling soundtrack for one very impressive coming-of-age genre film set to open in a few weeks, Beneath The Harvest Sky, featuring actors Caillan McAuliffe (The Great Gatsby), Emory Cohen (Place Beyond The Pines), and Aidan Gillen (Game Of Thrones).
The soundtrack is now available for pre-order!
Portlanders, be sure to catch Run On Sentence at The Doug Fir this Sunday Mar 16th with Casey Neill & The Norway Rats and Paleo.
The instrumental music composed for this film sketches out a very tender and sacred space. It is the sound of lonesome pioneers, subsisting on very little. Half of it sounds like fur trappers blowing on their hands to keep warm in a barn without heat. The other half of the music is the opposite of that: fueled by cheap cans of beer crushed under the feet of a band playing in a ditch for a small-town party. The music bursts from moments of euphoria to moments of reverence. Old church pianos are dusted-off and brought to life to merge in a gracious harmony with thrift-store organs. The pieces have a crystalline structure. They have a strength to their construction but they can also be blown away by a too-strong breath. The sound is dirty at times, dirty like the hands of the harvest workers. It’s a well- earned dirtiness, of old guitars plugged in the wrong way and punished rather than played.