Foiled EP N°2

by Half-handed Cloud

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EJ Olsen In Foiled EP No. 2 John Ringhofer demonstrates that, with the right amount of love and care, even a self-proclaimed “sound collage” can hold its own against more polished contemporaries. It’s a dazzling experience that lends itself to be repeated, shared, and cherished. Read my full review here: Favorite track: Running Off With Balderdash.
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This Half-handed Cloud "Foiled EP N°2" is a mixture of sound collage pieces John has worked on since living in Belgium (2011), + cassette-taped multi-track demos from there that didn't get re-recorded as songs for the "Flying Scroll Flight Control" album, + sounds for the Half-handed Cloud website (2004), + appropriated 4-track songs (going back to 2007) that were originally covers, or used in the Half-h touring show, etc, with new (2015) melodies, instrumentation, and Pauline letter lyrics integrated with them.

This EP also has a sister to it, "Foiled EP N°1," (released in September 2015), which sourced different material from the exact same periods. A big point of these EPs was not to overthink them too much or devote loads of time to fiddling with their sounds, so they're pretty lo-fi, scrappy, sketchy, and a little sparky.

Half-handed Cloud's "Foiled EP N°2" is HHC005, part of the self-released Half-handed Cloud Homemade series:

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HHC001 - "Harp That's Hung-up In A Tree" CD EP (March 2006)
HHC002 - "Coptic In A 'Copter" Cassette (March 2011)
HHC003 - "Beams! Beams! Beams!" Cassette (March 2011)
HHC004 - "Foiled EP N°1" download (September 2015)
HHC005 - "Foiled EP N°2" download (November 2015)
HHC006 - "On Radio & Stage, 2006" download (March 2016)


released November 18, 2015

Songs by John Ringhofer (c)(p) 2015. Fancy copyright, (c) 2015 New Jerusalem Music, ASCAP, except "Let's Hum This Song Right Now" which is Public Domain/Joseph M. Scriven/Charles Crozat Converse.

Half-handed Cloud albums are still available on the other Bandcamp page (, which is affiliated with our long-time friends Asthmatic Kitty Records.



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