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Ultra-hooky, dramatic vocal harmony-drenched tunes. Echoes of the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, the Beach Boys, and Phil Spector are everywhere. Hal go beyond imitation and use their influences, as a good band should, as guides and not blueprints. Tim Sendra-All Music Guide.
Dublin 3-piece, Hal, formed in 2003 and were signed by Jeff Travis to Rough Trade Records in 2004. Their eponymous debut album was produced by Tears for Fears’ Ian Stanley, and released to critical acclaim in 2005, producing two UK and Irish top 40 chart hits.

2. HAL is obscure electro minimal synth post-punk band from Fabriqe Electriqe compilation by P.A.P. and IQ-Vertrieb in 1985.

3. HAL is also an eclectic electronic collective formed in the early 90s by Raheen (Paul Gallagher, RIP 2004), Pádi Stáid, Px (Pascal Derycke) and Savage (Duncan Lomax), who were also active as Black State Choir, North Pacific Drift and Halspirit.
They released their debut album Gorilla Conspiration 1995 on PDCD. Most popular track is Extremis which they recorded together with actress Gillian Anderson in 1997 and which has been remixed by various known artists, such as In The Nursery, The Humble Brothers and Download. In 2004 they released the remix compilation “Extremix”.
Now active as HAL And The Big 5 (new album “Umoya” released in 2008).

4. HAL is also the name of an American ‘industrial’ band from the early-to-mid-90’s. Hailing from Detroit and having only released a couple albums, they were not very well known. Their most notable release from 1996 entitled “Audiophile”. It was both an album and a remix album.


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