Graham Haynes & Hardedge
The music that Graham Haynes and Hardedge create explores the inner-workings of sound and synthesis, and is intended for the listener who can appreciate its bold sense of exploration, as well as the surreal beauty of the world it evokes. Dense musical soundscapes, unrestricted freedom of movement, vibrant sonic constructions rich in textural designs, with a structural foundation that's philosophically clear, is what Haynes & Hardedge are expressing on all six of their records, Austere Geometry (October ’05), Reality Eclipsed (March ’06), Paralyzed by the Approach of the Inevitable (November 07), Is it That Dark (December 08), But You Can’t, Can You? (February 09), and ‘Burned to the Water’s Edge’ (August 09).
The son of famous jazz drummer Roy Haynes, Graham was surrounded by jazz musicians his whole childhood. While his main instrument is the cornet, he is by no means making jazz music these days. He uses technology to create imaginative, subtle sonic environments. Even amidst electronic processing, his horn stands out, providing a level of expression that humanizes and elevates the synthetic sounds. Haynes intermingles compelling, hypnotic horn lines, experimental post-techno rhythms, world music grooves and ambient textures with commendable results.
Sound designer Hardedge’s live-mix delves into the more intellectual elements of dark electronic music. His experimental approach to sound, space, and structure owes a lot to the fundamental principles of the Chicago's A.A.C.M. creative thinkers, especially their revolutionary multi-directional, non-progressive approach, and the use of the silence as a musical element. Paired with Haynes’ unique sensibility, he creates psychedelic-like aural landscapes, made up of polyrhythms and random, transient frequencies. Their music becomes a surrealistic construction that defies the imagination, a stunning chemistry between two uncompromising artists rarely found in today’s art of sound.
Together, Graham Haynes & Hardedge have performed at the Symphony Space, Queens Museum of Art, Makor, The Stone, and Roulette in New York City, as well as at the Sarajevo Jazz Festival in Bosnia, and at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
HE-002 Graham Haynes & Hardedge: Austere Geometry cd
HE-003 Hardedge & Graham Haynes: Reality Eclipsed cd
HE-004 Hardedge: Ink-Black Shadow cd
HE-005 Hardedge: Behind Closed Eyelids cd
HE-006 Hardedge: This Morning Will You Not Wake? cd
HE-007 Hardedge & Graham Haynes: Paralyzed by the Approach of the Inevitable cd
HE-008 Hardedge & Graham Haynes: Is it That Dark? cd
HE-009 Graham Haynes & Hardedge: But You Can’t, Can You? cd
HE-010 Hardedge & Graham Haynes: Burned to the Water’s Edge cd