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Watch Freedom to Spend’s video tribute to ambient music pioneer Ernest Hood

Here’s a heartwarming video to accompany today’s featured classic album. ‘Ernest Explores’ is a short film produced by RVNG sub-label Freedom to Spend directed by Jodi Darby and starring Jimmy T as Portland-based musician and sound historian Ernest Hood. The film captures a typical day in the life of the artist and includes archival footage gathered from the Oregon Historical Society and the Prelinger Archive.

Freedom to Spend reissued Ernest Hood’s long out of print 1975 private press classic Neighborhoods in 2019. From the label: “Sprawling through a haze of zither, synthesizer melodies, and foraged pedestrian sound, Neighborhoods is both a score and documentary composed and directed by Hood to offer, in his words, joy in reminiscence.”

Watch Jodi Darby’s archival video for Night Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nggOT7tdTPE

Listen/purchase/read more about Neighborhoods here: https://freedomtospend.bandcamp.com/album/neighborhoods

Cover photo by Jim Vincent.

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