Written, performed, and recorded vocal arrangements for the 2020 Fleet Foxes album, Shore. Hocketed multi-voice arrangements were created for the songs Jara, A Long Way Past the Past, Cradling Mother, Cradling Woman, and Shore. Robin Pecknold’s artist statement about the album is here. The album received Best New Music from Pitchfork.
Below are excerpts of the isolated recorded stems before they were added into the mix. As with all hockets, there is a stereo element to the arrangement. Please listen on headphones or stereo speakers with some spatial separation for best results:
A LONG WAY PAST THE PAST
CRADLING MOTHER, CRADLING WOMAN
Hocket arrangements were edited and processed rather than performed live. A combination of recordings and sampled demos were used in the final recorded songs. The stems of the entire album were released on bandcamp by Fleet Foxes in December 2020.