Label: Humming Conch
Catalog#: Conch 006
Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition
Released: 01 Mar 2010
Style: Abstract, Drone, Ambient
Credits: Artwork By [Illustrated By] - Kati Meden
Written-By, Producer - Ian D Hawgood
Notes: Written and produced in 2007.
Tracks 1–4 were written in October 2007.
Tracks 5–8 were written in May and June of 2008.
Tracks 1–4 released as free mp3-download in March 2008.
Limited to 250 copies.
Packaged in clear vinyl sleeve with folded insert.
1 October 6:52
2 No Clouds 4:54
3 Wake Up Mountain 2:40
4 Parasol 4:32
5 Foothills 4:50
6 Happy Alone 6:54
7 Curvy Borders 11:02
8 Inland River Valley 9:12
Aah, yes. A new Ian Hawgood work. Marvellous! I’m lucky enough to have had these tracks for quite some time and I’m dead pleased to see them finally being released. Although in its original form this was an EP, here we have a considerably expanded version with 8 full sounding and luscious tracks. Built around Ian’s penchant for gentle, pastoral soundscapes, this nonetheless features a super rhythmic interlude half way through that slots wonderfully in amongst the ambient works. Lovely textures expand and contract, morphing and flowing with the deftest of organic touches – you’re never anything but completely aware there’s a naturalistic side to the artist even though the electronic processing is a tangible force in his music. Moments like the incredible ‘Curvy Borders’ are nothing short of stunning and showcase Ian’s grasp of freeform structure and musicality, whilst the more subtle and delicate pieces really serve to create a hypnotically charming flavour. This is yet another prime example of why his music is held in such high regard. Don’t miss this if you’re a fan because it really is quite gorgeous. Highly recommended.
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