After more than ten years apart, multi-instrumentalist
songwriters Marty Anderson (Dilute, Okay) and Kenseth
Thibideau (Tarentel, Sleeping People) have reconnected to
resurrect Howard Hello. Originally founded to craft music
inspired by the American Zeitgeist, Election Year finds Howard
Hello returning to familiar themes: The dichotomies of reality
and illusion; organic and synthetic; sincerity and irony; faith
and fact. These themes, however familiar, are perhaps no
more confusing and confounding than right now in present-day
United States (hence the album's title).
Musically Anderson and Thibideau use music as an analogy,
fusing abstract and traditional instrumental textures with
angelic, distorted layers of vocal accompaniment. Their
collaborative connection is extraordinary and rare, symbiotic
craftsmen of profound meditations that are as fascinatingly
weird as they are irrefutably wonderful.