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The Distinction of Past and Future

by Hound Dog Taylor's Hand

Grease Hat 06:25
Fossil Light 12:44


Hello Friends,

We are pleased to present a new HDTH record to rearrange your synapses. Strap in tight and adjust your helmet and protective goggles just so as this space-craft of sound will propel you at warp speed into the sonic space-time continuum. From Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand, this is THE DISTINCTION OF PAST AND FUTURE.

While listening to this new recording, bear in mind that reaching toward the continuum limit is essentially just letting the number of coordinates and degrees of freedom go to infinity. You can also just let the music envelop you as it progresses insistently toward cosmic oblivion. You get the drift.

In the desire to approach an infinite sound-energy density when recording these HDTH sessions, the complex system of improvisation is rendered to its most reductive points as we strive toward a singularity of sound, thought, and action—a unification of disparate human, emotional, and reactionary elements. Three pieces begin to function as one and the resulting efflux is what you are about to hear.

In short, the new record is another neuron-frying ripper, reflecting a decade of working together as Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand…we hope you enjoy the trip!

Much Love,



released February 3, 2023

HDTH is Jeffery Taylor (guitar), John Seman (contrabass), Mark Ostrowski (drums)

Recorded by Seman, May 2021–October 2022, Seattle, WA

Image by Mark Sullo

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The title, "Everything Was Forever Until It Was No More," is taken from the book by Alexei Yurchak, with our gracious appreciation.


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Hound Dog Taylor's Hand Seattle, Washington

purveyors of the Avant-Primitive

Taking its name from the polydactyl blues guitarist, Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand creates spontaneous compositions rooted in the language of the blues and free jazz.

Reverence for the roots of improvised music meets an unbridled passion to push boundaries, making for a propulsive and unpredictable sound.
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