Right from the very first time I heard the name of the album, I was enchanted with it. I have long known that in fact it had its origins in some word game that the band had been playing, but that does not detract one whit from the magic of the word “Unhalfbricking”.
From my earliest years I had been familiar with the phrase “half a brick”, or, as it sometimes appeared, “a half-brick”. The connotation was always one of crude violence, e.g. “He hurled half a brick at him”; “He came armed with half a brick”, and so on.
The preface “Un”, of course, means “opposite of” in nouns (e.g. “unkind”), and “reverse” in verbs (e.g. “undo”). “Unhalfbrick”, therefore immediately meant to me the opposite of violence, viz. peace. Combined with the suffix “ing”, the word then takes on a profundity all its own. It could of course be part of a verb in any tense:
“I was unhalfbricking”; “You are unhalfbricking”; “She will be unhalfbricking”. It could also be a verbal noun: “Unhalfbricking is a joy to behold”. The point is that in both ways it lends real substance to the incorporeal “peace” concept.
Quite apart from all this, just saying the word gives a uniquely warm and comforting feeling.