The Hummer

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The Hummer
The Hummer.jpg
Studio album by Devin Townsend
Released November 15, 2006
Genre Dark ambient, noise, drone
Length 72:44
Label HevyDevy
Producer Devin Townsend
Devin Townsend chronology
The New Black
Ziltoid the Omniscient

The Hummer is the ninth solo album by Canadian musician Devin Townsend, and his second ambient album. It was released on Townsend's label, HevyDevy Records, on November 15, 2006.


The album chiefly consists of interwoven low frequency sounds, flute, morse code and ocean sounds, as well as audio samples from sources such as a reading by Leonard Cohen of part of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Ravi Shankar, and the science fiction film Contact (1997). This is a quiet, reflective work in the vein of meditative music, and provides a stark antithesis to the aggressive heavy metal stance adopted by one of Townsend's other projects - Strapping Young Lad. Townsend describes it as "much more user friendly than the Devlab...still; some people are going to think it's just buzzing and humming noises, so's not for everybody."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Devin Townsend.

No. Title Length
1. "The Hummer" 15:55
2. "Arc" 23:04
3. "Consciousness Causes Collapse" 6:39
4. "Equation" 3:16
5. "The Abacus" 8:03
6. "Cosmic Surf" 16:27
Total length: 72:44


  • Devin Townsend – music
  • Jeff Feinstein - flute
  • Konrad Palkiewicz - artwork and layout


  1. ^ Townsend, Devin (September 5, 2006). "The Hummer" Hevydevy Forums. Retrieved April 19, 2009.

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