The one-man band Absofacto who has enjoyed an interview in addition to multiple TNoise features, sent an unexpected email out last week unveiling a new project. The moniker for the band is Hollow & Akimbo as Visger (Absofacto) joined forces with long-time collaborator Brian Konicek.
“The name (Hollow & Akimbo) itself describes a duality,” Visger says. “‘Hollow,’ a vulnerability, an emotional softness, the fear of the unknown inside and outside of ourselves, a ghostly haze obscuring our vision while being strangely beautiful in its own right. On the other hand, we have ‘Akimbo,’ strength, fortitude, defiance. It’s an unwillingness to surrender to the fate of simply being blown about by the wind.”
“Jon had a lot of the seeds started,” Konicek says about recording the album. “We would work with a drum beat and a vocal on a track and we would take it from there. So a lot of it we just sort of built the songs from scratch and some of the other stuff was halfway written. From my recollection, it was the closest to a pure collaboration that we’ve ever had.”
So far they've released two quite splendid tracks - "Singularity" and "Molecule" and word on the indie streets is that the album is now complete and due for a late '12 full release.