The Hill & The Hole

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'I've always loved the vintage horror and fantasy stories of Fritz Leiber Jr, in particularly his collection titled "Night's Black Agents" which featured fascinating horror stories often based in urban settings. One story from it, however, - "The Hill and the hole" - had a much more rural setting and was about a surveyor who discovers what visually appears to be a raised hill, but measures instead to be a deep depression in the ground...and his horrific fate when he decides to shrug off local warnings and go closer...

"The Hill & The Hole" was inspired by not only this story but Leiber's wonderfully image-generating writing style in general, and also includes my first attempt at incorporating field recordings into one of my pieces. The track's abrupt ending parallels the fate of the story's protagonist.'

To read all of the underlying stories for each of the songs on "Obscura", please visit: www.har-obscura.com/obscura-song-stories.php

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from Obscura, released June 15, 2010
Another early track recorded for the album, performed by Har entirely on his 10-string Chapman Stick. The nature sounds also featured in this piece were recorded in his back yard.

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Har Pennsylvania

Har is an American solo atmospheric/progressive rock/ambient artist, as well as guitarist/bassist/Chapman Stickist for the experimental art-rock band Christus and The Cosmonaughts (Beta-Lactam Ring Records recording artists). He is also the former host of the dark-ambient radio show "Nightscaping" on Stillstream.Com.
For more information, visit Har's website: www.ambientguitarist.com
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