About – James Hood Store


James Hood is renowned as a vital and versatile musical pioneer, with a lengthy and varied musical resume that includes playing drums in The Pretenders, his ongoing two-decades-plus run as mastermind of the visionary ambient/electronica act ‘Moodswings’ and an expansive array of production and soundtrack projects.

As far-ranging as his body of work is, there's nothing in Hood's prolific catalogue to prepare the listener for ‘Ceremony.’ This personally charged project revolves around improvised instrumental pieces performed on an instrument called a PanArt Hang, a double-layered metal drum possessing unique tonal and melodic properties.

The result is a mesmerizing musical journey whose effortless appeal transcends time and genre.

2014's Ceremony was followed by 2015's Pure Ceremony; both albums reached no 1 on iTunes' World Music Charts around the world.