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    Ian Hawgood & Stijn Hüwels – Voices

    The follow-up to 2019's 'No Voices', 'Voices' is a longform piece by Ian Hawgood and Stijn Hüwels based around vocals pitched and adjusted on reel delays with evolving guitar lines. Written and produced by Ian Hawgood and Stijn Hüwels Cover art by Stijn Hüwels Mastered by Ian Hawgood Releases March 4, 2021
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    Wil Bolton – Cumulus Sketches

    Cumulus Sketches is immediately expansive, with spread-out, immersive melodies and an oriental atmosphere. In general, the music is tranquil, restorative, and healthy, and the tracks are given time to properly develop, feeling more like fully-grown pieces and less like the sketches of its title. The blurred effect of reverb only adds to the dream, making Cumulus Sketches the perfect soundtrack for cloud gazing.
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    Andrew Tasselmyer – Impulses

    Written and recorded by Andrew Tasselmyer Cover art by Stijn Hüwels Mastered by Ian Hawgood
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    James Murray & Mike Lazarev – Suññatā

    Following last year's reworking of ‘Living Treasure’ James Murray and Mike Lazarev present a collection of post-classical compositions woven into delicate ambient textures. Suññatā is the experience of encountering the non-self, of a sound and its reflection meeting in empty space, found here in the remarkable combined resonance of emotive piano and uniquely reactive sound design.
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    Pleq & Hakobune – Adrift (Remastered / Remixed)

    This reissue of 'Adrift' by Pleq and Hakobune is a newly packaged edition of the 2012 NKR release now on Home Normal. The newest edition has been completely remastered by Ian Hawgood and run down from the original masters to reel-to-reel for a wholly new, more open and nuanced experience. It features remixes by Olan Mill, offthesky, and Polar M, as well as gorgeous new cover art by Giulio Aldinucci.
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    Anthéne – Collide

    The focus on melodic and harmonic development is strong and distinguishes anthéne from many a modern ambient musician, but developments are still allowed space and room, so the music never feels cluttered or rushed. Instead, Collide feels sparse and clean, gleaming with icicle-like tones.
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    Silent Vigils – Wake

    After the deep monochromatic textures of 'Fieldem' and the gradually evolving impressions of hope in 'Lost Rites’ we now conclude the Silent Vigils trilogy of albums for Home Normal with ‘Wake’, an exceptional celebration of new life and boundless spirit. With Małgorzata Łapsa-Malawska once again providing her singular visual counterpoint, Stijn Hüwels and James Murray's three vigils arrive now at their perfectly formed conclusion, offering an uplifting and timely salve for these troubled times.
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    Chronovalve – Light

    'Light' is the long-awaited follow-up to Chronovalve's Home Normal debut 'Trace of Light'. Released in 2013, the album was met with critical acclaim and 'Light' continues this work with positivity of spirit and open-hearted ambient refrains. 'Even in the most ordinary moments of life, one can get a feeling that there is an inspiration, a light trying to reach through to us. A person, a place, a sound or a song might unexpectedly open us to that light. These songs are inspired by, and explore that experience…that hope… that possibility...' - Mike Engebretson (Chronovalve)
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    Ian Hawgood & Giulio Aldinucci – Consequence Shadows

    'Consequence Shadows' marks the first collaboration between Ian Hawgood and Giulio Aldinucci after years of development. Initially getting to know each other when Giulio released 'Tarsia' on Ian's Nomadic Kids Republic label back in 2011, the two have become firm friends and have continued to work on music together steadily since. 'Consequence Shadows' was initially termed 'snow sketches' as they shared files back and forth between Giulio's home in Italy and Ian's homes in Japan, the UK, and now Poland in this time. This working name for each piece (each noted as parts 1 to 5 in their correspondence) has lent heavily to the overall feel, highlighting the imbued sense of fragility in the subtle melodies as they evolve through the field-recorded white noise frequencies throughout. Whilst 'Consequence Shadows' will no doubt be (rightly) marked as an ambient work, the pieces stretch genre definitions as they converse with submerged beats, freckled frequencies, guitar echoes, direct vocal studies, and sustained piano chords, among many other directions. The closing piece is the nearly twenty minute beautifully epic reworking of 'Other Ashes' by Belgian artist Stijn Hüwels.
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    Ian Hawgood & Danny Norbury – Faintly Recollected

    Glass mastered CD in reverse board 4 panel card package... This release falls under the ambient genre, even with the primary inclusion of the cello, which is of course a mainstay in classical and modern composition – one of its most prominent arteries, in fact. The very nature of the long form piece promotes deep solitude and rest, a quiet evening in with only the music and the ghostly company of these two treasured artists. It not only deserves but needs to be played in its entirety. It’s continuity encourages a one-sitting–listen, and only then is its beauty truly revealed.
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    Sontag Shogun + Moskitoo – The Things We Let Fall Apart / The Thunderswan

    Pre-order: release date 15.11.17... 'An utterly affectionate and adorable aural apparition, ‘the things we let fall apart’ emerging frosted and fragile, delicately sculptured in thawing ice tones, the symphonics delicately shy eyed and whispered are breathlessly beguiled by a graceful neo classical hush, the effect really is entrancing as it is teasingly brief, sitting somewhere between a very youthful Mum and Smile Down Upon Us. ‘thunderswan’ over on the flip is expressed with the kind of poise and musical poetry that shimmers and twinkles to those early post YMO outings from Ryuichi Sakamoto, its minimal toning sweetly gathering to blossom into caressing cinematic crushes dappled in surrendering sepia hazes, a most exquisite and rarefied thing of bewitching beauty.' - The Sunday Experience (Mark Losing Today)
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    Ghost and Tape – Vár

    Heine Christensen (the man behind the ‘ghost and tape’ moniker) and I have been friends for a number of years now, and I’ve been a fan ever since I discovered his first self-titled release for Akira Kosemura’s superb Schole label quite randomly in a record store in Tokyo while admiring the artwork. I ended up buying this based on the art alone, and immediately went back the next day to buy the only other album I could find by him, ‘Home’. The music of ghost and tape is deeply intricate, and so careful is he in the work he does, this marks only his fourth studio album since his debut back in 2010. I’ve always admired people who take their time with their music for they appreciate the finer details and seem to understand music as a timeless quantity. This is a sadly rare quality now as things come and go, but in line with Home Normal’s ethos is a belief that truly lasting music must in its very nature have a certain timelessness that transcends whatever maybe ‘in’ at a particular moment in time.
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    Jason van Wyk – Opacity

    Presented in our locally produced 4 panel recycled card package in an edition of 500. Alongside the alluring dusty-starred photography of Gregory Euclide, in 'Opacity' Jason has created an album that is timeless and bold; a freeing work of piano-focused tenderness, and huge luminous pads. We can’t wait to share this with you. - Ian Hawgood
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    Jason van Wyk – Attachment (Re-Release)

    Pre-Order: Ships 01.09.17 Presented in our locally produced 4 panel recycled card package in an edition of 500. This album was originally released in March 2016 in a 130 CD(r) limited edition on Eilean Records. This edition has been completely remastered to focus on the original recordings, and to accompany Jason Van Wyk's follow-up 'Opacity'. - Ian Hawgood
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    Ian Hawgood & Wil Bolton – Transparencies

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    Eight years into their collaboration, Wil Bolton and Home Normal main-man Ian Hawgood have finished their first full-length album. Transparencies is a tender release full of intimate interplay of instruments and sounds: Bolton and Hawgood are perfectly suited to one another, sharing a subtle melodic approach. Released on Home Normal in a limited edition of 500 CDs.
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    Altars Altars – Small Hours

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    A half an hour continuing the mastery of ambient haze lifting off magnetic tape and peacefully drifting into you consciousness. Four tracks on this cd, two long and two short. A mix between sparkling light dancing across the water surface and becoming mesmerized by a wonderfully droning moment in natural existence. All four tracks are very different but combine exceptionally well making Small Hours way to short in time of play - Lost in a Sea of Sound
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    James Murray – Killing Ghosts

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    This comes in our 4 panel reverse board card package in an edition of 500. In the spring of 2014 my wife and I stayed at a remote log cabin in the Black Mountains. Anne was taken ill from the moment we arrived and barely left the bed all week. I’d packed a laptop, small midi keyboard and portable hard disc recorder, and resolved that if we weren’t to have a break together I’d at least salvage something from the trip. I’d spent a lot of time around then thinking about how haunted we are by our lost loved and not-so-loved ones. About how these ghosts can be more than just absences, that they can actually exist in some real sense as shadows cast by our fears and regrets. The horse-whisperer who owns the cabin told us when we arrived of the local belief that up in those mountains the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest. From the first nightfall to the very end of our stay I felt like the atmosphere in that place was charged, agitated somehow, like everything was on the verge of cracking.  
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    Tobias Hellkvist – Kaskelot: Reissue + Remixes

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    One of Tobias’ little known releases appeared on our little sub-label Tokyo Droning back in 2011. ‘Kaskelot’ was a four-track E.P. that was incredibly popular in Japan, and coming housed in locally-sourced packaging, it was one of the highlights of this six-release label that was re-opened just after the Tōhoku earthquake. Being incredibly limited as a Japan-exclusive, the album has long been sold out. We are so happy that we will be releasing the updated edition of a personal favourite release of ours, and one that has continued the fine work Tobias had published for Home Normal with his revered ‘Evolutions’ in 2010, and his follow-up ‘Everything Is Connected’ in 2012. We had discussed a reissue of sorts for many years, and over a number of emails back and forth (and a good old chat in London when Tobias performed at The Vortex for us in March 2013), we came up with a list of remixers to expand on the original pieces which have since been remastered. - Ian Hawgood
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    Ian Hawgood – Love Retained

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    This release marks my first and last solo release on the label I founded with my friend Ben many moons ago, and also marks me fully stepping down from the label after returning for a bit in 2016. This album has been designed by Christian Roth who has been a dear friend for so long, and along with another great friend in Jeremy Bible, they helped the aesthetic of the label right in those early days. I am so happy and proud of what we have achieved between us, and thank you all for listening and supporting our work. - Ian Hawgood
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    Mere – Mere III

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    Glass-mastered CD with: insert to front featuring photography by Peter Nejedly / obi credit strip / hand-embossed printing / unique vintage large format negative / extra download code slip / packaged in a vintage glassine bag
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    Mere – Mere II

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    Glass-mastered CD with: insert to front featuring photography by Peter Nejedly / obi credit strip / hand-embossed printing / unique vintage large format negative / extra download code slip / packaged in a vintage glassine bag
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    Giulio Aldinucci – Goccia

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    Glass-mastered CD with: insert to front featuring photography by Peter Nejedly / obi credit strip / hand-embossed printing / unique vintage large format negative / extra download code slip / packaged in a vintage glassine bag
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    Various Artists – Rough Imaginary

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    On April 15th 2016, we hosted a rare live event at London Fields Brewery with ISAN, Paco Sala, A New Line (Related), and R. Elizabeth. Prior to the concert, the artists came together to create a wonderful collection of rare unreleased and live works that flowed beautifully together and inspired us to create this album in celebration of the coming together of such great artists and friends on a truly wonderful night. We are incredibly proud to present this collective work, 'Rough Imaginary'. - Ian Hawgood
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    Butterfly In The Snowfall

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    Butterfly In The Snowfall are a group made up of members from the Rune Grammofon band, Astrïd, and Sylvain Chauveau. Astrïd performed at the HomeNormalism festival in summer of 2013, blowing the audience away with their incredibly organic, transfixing music. Their music has been likened to Laughing Stock-era TalkTalk, which is a very apt description really. Formed in 1997 around Cyril Secq and Yvan Ros, as a guitar/drums duet, Astrïd has stabilized with successive arrivals of the violinist Vanina Andreani (1998) and the clarinetist Guillaume Wickel (2005). Their music takes its roots in improvised music, 70’s folk and jazz, classical and contemporary music, from Ravel to Arvo Pärt. From 2007, the group has lived and worked between Nantes and Marseille (France). They are also well known as common collaborators and performers with Rachel Grimes.
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    Rene Margraff – Phasen

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    René Margraff lives and works in Berlin. He started Pillowdiver in 2008. Before this he also pretended to be a Japanese girl under the name of Le Mépris. Previously he released on Home Normal with the highly acclaimed Two People In A Room album back in 2011. This is René’s first work under his given name and to say it covers a lot of ground would be a massive understatement. From contained harmonics through to the comedown choral end, ‘phasen‘ is a beautiful play in light refraction and subtle inflection. The frequencies open up, bringing forth shining melody as the light refracts, only to be covered by new objects, diminishing the index into the dimmest of views, a claustrophobic nightmare. Indeed, if ‘phasen’ were a film, it would be a Norman Bates character on an acid- trip journey through a futuristic Tokyo; all neon lights, rain, and well…Blade Runner really. How would that end? When all things go dark, what shards would be left to hang on to? Through glimmers, the faintest of which reach our eyes, we see that light does in fact remain…the index run ragged.
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    Faures – Continental Drift

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    “It let them float and drift, break apart and converge. Where they broke away, cracks, rifts, trenches remain; where they collided, ranges of folded mountains appear.” – Hans Cloos Continental Drift came about from an idea inspired by Alfred Wegener’s book The Origin of Continents and Oceans. Fuzz Lee (elintseeker) is a believer in the romantic notion that a person is truly shaped by the landscape and environment the person is in. A person’s personality and character in daily life, because of the environment that he or she is in, will also be expressed naturally in musical form. With that in mind, what would the results be when three individuals from three different continents with their own unique approach and style to music making are made to work together? René Margraff (Pillowdiver) from Germany and Samuel Landry (Le Berger) from Canada were specifically invited by Fuzz to join him in this musical experiment. The tracks are made in a 3-way ‘triangular’ process. Each musician has to come up with two tracks or samples, pass it on to the second musician from the next continent to work on and once that musician is done, he will then pass the tracks on to the third and final musician from another continent who will do the same. The tracks can only be worked on once for each musician. If you replace ‘continents’ with ‘sound’ in structural geologist Hans Cloos’ quote about the continental drift theory, the creation, mixing, layering and other working processes of the samples and tracks are not too dissimilar, “It let them float and drift, break apart and converge. Where they broke away, cracks, rifts, trenches remain; where they collided, ranges of folded mountains appear”. These 6 tracks are the ‘trenches’, the ‘cracks’, ‘folded mountains’ and ‘rifts’ in musical form.
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    Birdt – Place For One Day

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    Birdt, a wonderful group from the Netherlands who make incredibly wistful and tender folk, with a hint of electronic. The group is made up of Janne Mansens on violin and second vocals, Sascha Schmitt on accordion, our very own Gareth L. Davis on bass clarinet, and led by the very talented Bardt van der Dennen on guitar and vocals. It always surprises people when they find out that Home Normal is not just an ambient label, with a strong love for really excellent songwriters, harsh noise and electronica when its right. The focus has and will always be good old organic music after all, and at the very root of the birdt full album debut ‘Place For One Day’ is a beautifully organic and free spirit.
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    Ithaca Trio – Music For Piano & Patience

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    Ithaca Trio is Leeds based artist Oliver Thurley. He is one of our favourite artists, with notable releases on Hibernate and Under The Spire, as well as his highly praised split with Machinefabriek ‘Par Avion’ in 2010. He is currently studying a PhD in Composition at the University of Leeds, UK. ‘Music For Piano & Patience’ is a beautiful two piece album based on piano loops run through reel-to-reel. It was mastered on degrading 1/4” reels.
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    Wndfrm – C60 / Tmkutekt

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    Wndfrm is Tim Westcott, from Portland, Oregon. This is our first release with Tim, although we go way back now after his cloudburst moniker produced the excellent Resting Bell release ‘Katedra’ in 2008. ‘c60 / tmkutekt’ are two long-form compositions he created with grant funding from the Canada Council for The Arts. The source field recordings for “c60” were obtained exclusively from within the “Biosphere Museum of the Environment”, which at the time of recording was located in the geodesic dome in Parc Jean- Drapeau, Montreal. Indeed all the sounds used in these two compositions were derived from field recordings obtained during a visit to Montreal, Canada, in the early summer of 2011. The work was greatly inspired by the performances and atmosphere of the MUTEK Electronic Music and Digital Arts Festival.
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    Rion

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    Rion are Ian Hawgood and Ryo Nakata, although both veterans of the scene this is their debut outing as a duo. Inspired by the magic of low light periods and the quietude of a summer spent in the countryside, Fireflies, is an album of organic, magical and hazy presence. Ian Hawgood has immersed himself in musical projects for longer than he cares to remember; in recent years he has released through the likes of Experimedia, Dragons Eye and his own Home Normal label as well as through several netlabels. Ryo Nakata hails from Sapporo, Japan and records under the name Ryonkt. He runs the Small Fragments label and has had EPs and albums out on labels such as Smallfish, The Land Of, Resting Bell and Twice Removed. The album also features vocals from Rie Mitsutake (Miko). Fireflies was recorded over a two year period. Ryo recorded layers of drone guitar at home while Ian spent about a year gathering field recordings in parks and the countryside, as well as recording instruments such as Rhodes, church organ, harmonium, guitar and double bass in music shops, churches and so on. The idea was to keep the album fresh, improv-like and just quite unique in approach. All these elements were recorded to a small multitrack cassette and then multi-layered onto reels, no software or laptops were used. The cover photograph is by renowned ambient artist Fabio Orsi and acts as a beautiful juxtaposition to the theme of the album. On first viewing it is a decayed, urban environment, and yet the image has a beautiful magic to it.
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    Chronovalve – Trace Of Light

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    Comes in a new 4 panel thick card package designed by Christian Roth and Ian Hawgood, in an edition of 500… Chronovalve is the ambient music project of Mike Engebretson. For those that don’t know the work of this amazing artist, we’ve known him since his (sadly missed) Smallfish days. The connection with Smallfish Records (see Isnaj Dui, bvdub…and really, a huge amount of what we have put out and one of the main sources of inspiration for the label) continues as Chronovalve was a key component of the Smallfish realm. Smallfish was an incredible record store and highly regarded label based in east London. I happened to live right opposite the store for a year. It was here that I gained my real music education into more minimal / ambient work, going daily to the store to see what new music they had on offer. After Smallfish sadly closed its doors a number of years ago, many of the artists on the label went off to release some wonderful work. Perhaps the best known of these would be bvdub, Celer, and Isnaj Dui of course. However, one of my favourite artists from the Smallfish days seemingly went under the radar, and that was Chronovalve. Now, some 5 years after discovering this wonderful artist, and after not releasing anything in that time, Chronovalve is finally back. We are thrilled that we are able to carry on the Smallfish torch, even if it is in a small way. His work has always been wonderfully melodic and textured, but ‘Trace of Light’ develops further with its choral tone, and haunting (even angelic) melodies and structures. It may well have taken its time to get here, but we are so glad that it finally has.
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    Fabio Orsi & Pimmon – Procrastination (CD)

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    “When ideas float in our mind without any reflection or regard of the understanding, it is that which the French call revery, our language has scarce a name for it.” – John Locke Procrastination haunts us. Even the most studious amongst us occasionally finds themselves trapped by a lingering daydream or escapist vision; one that absorbs us and removes us from the moment. But procrastination often masks a industrious subconscious flow. I posit, procrastination is a disconnected deep-thinking, a sub-dreaming, a hidden imagination that trickles in the deepest caves of our brains, which eventually join the conscious rivers of our mind. It’s procrastination that is to blame for the tectonic elegance heard on the debut collaborative effort from Italian musician Fabio Orsi and Australian laptopper Pimmon. After discovering a mutual admiration for their respective outputs, the two decided a collaboration was in order. Before long, Orsi passed Pimmon a set of recordings Pimmon felt “were, in my mind, fully realised”. Considering them as finished pieces, Pimmon was flummoxed as to what he might bring to the collaboration and he entered, as he calls it, “a zone of procrastination”. A deadlock ensued, as Pimmon ploughed through other projects unsure of how to resolve the question of the collaboration. 18 months had passed since the pair first exchanged files and Pimmon, whilst on break along the picturesque Margaret River found himself revisiting the files. Suddenly procrastination broke and the deadlock of directionlessness evaporated. The subconscious trickles had formed rivers and the rivers pounded together creating a tidal wave of sonic ideas that saw Orsi’s files transformed in quick succession. The source recordings shattered through a web of Pimmon’s processing devolutions, re-arranged and re-edited to reveal an entirely new perspective on Orsi’s sonic matter. – Lawrence
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    Orsi & Pimmon – Procrastination

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    Limited run of 250 copies on heavyweight 180grm wax: “When ideas float in our mind without any reflection or regard of the understanding, it is that which the French call revery, our language has scarce a name for it.” – John Locke Procrastination haunts us. Even the most studious amongst us occasionally finds themselves trapped by a lingering daydream or escapist vision; one that absorbs us and removes us from the moment. But procrastination often masks a industrious subconscious flow. I posit, procrastination is a disconnected deep-thinking, a sub-dreaming, a hidden imagination that trickles in the deepest caves of our brains, which eventually join the conscious rivers of our mind. It’s procrastination that is to blame for the tectonic elegance heard on the debut collaborative effort from Italian musician Fabio Orsi and Australian laptopper Pimmon. After discovering a mutual admiration for their respective outputs, the two decided a collaboration was in order. Before long, Orsi passed Pimmon a set of recordings Pimmon felt “were, in my mind, fully realised”. Considering them as finished pieces, Pimmon was flummoxed as to what he might bring to the collaboration and he entered, as he calls it, “a zone of procrastination”. A deadlock ensued, as Pimmon ploughed through other projects unsure of how to resolve the question of the collaboration. 18 months had passed since the pair first exchanged files and Pimmon, whilst on break along the picturesque Margaret River found himself revisiting the files. Suddenly procrastination broke and the deadlock of directionlessness evaporated. The subconscious trickles had formed rivers and the rivers pounded together creating a tidal wave of sonic ideas that saw Orsi’s files transformed in quick succession. The source recordings shattered through a web of Pimmon’s processing devolutions, re-arranged and re-edited to reveal an entirely new perspective on Orsi’s sonic matter. – Lawrence English
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    Fujita / Harris / Shirley / Thoben / Troyer – Tesseract

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    Simon Harris (electronics), Jan Thoben (drums, percussion, objects), Kassian Troyer (guitar), Masayoshi Fujita (vibraphone) are members of the experimental improv band Pan Am Scan. Based in Berlin, the group perform with Rainer Kohlberger with live-generative visuals. Ian was first introduced to their work through mutual friends Craig (Moteer) and Yasuhiko (Flau), whom they have previously worked with on Flau and Our Small Ideas.
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    Hatakeyama / Asuna – Scale Compositions

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    ’Scale Compositions’ sees the return of Chihei to Home Normal after his 2010 release, ‘A Long Journey’. However, this time he is joined by the excellent Asuna, whose live improv and recorded work I have long admired (‘Flowers’ is one of my all-time favourite records). Anyway, let’s make this more digestible: – About Scale Compositions ‘Scale Compositions’ is made up of two parts: ‘Crown Scales’ and ‘Folk Scales’. ‘Crown Scales’ was recorded in a house in Nishiogikubo on January 20th, 2009. ‘Folk Scales’ was recorded at the SuperDeluxe live venue on January 23rd, 2009.
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    Nicolas Bernier – Music For A Piano / Music For A Book

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    ’Music For A Piano / Music For A Book’ is the latest release from Nicolas Bernier. ‘Music For A Piano’ was due to be released after his wonderful ‘The Dancing Deer EP’ back at the end of 2010. However, the project was pulled back, developed further and along with ‘Music For A Book’, presented as a double album in an amazing package designed by Urban9.
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    Ekca Liena & Spheruleus – Mapping The Boundary Layer

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    Surrounded in blossoming serenity, and drenched in raindrops of radio static, we start to descend into the deep, atmospheric mass which Ekca Liena and Spheruleus have carefully covered. Faint static crackles as if from an approaching cyclone, carrying electrical currents in the air as it passes closer and eventually surrounding us. A chime rings out and arises, arriving on a cool breeze and releasing the evolving ambient textures ever outwards on the breath of the air. Like Loscil expressed when he was making Grief Point, Ecka Liena and Spheruleus’ collaboration is shrouded in real ambience.
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    Ian Hawgood – The Shattered Light

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    Stunning new album from Ian Hawgood that comes in a 6 panel digipack in limited edition run of 500 copies…  In 2007 and 2008, Ian finally decided to start sharing his early recordings through a handful of net labels. In addition to this he released two split E.P’s on Mobeer and U-Cover. In 2009, he released reworked limited editions on a few close friends’ labels: ‘We Are Better For Being Built This Way’ (Slow Flow), ‘The Great Allure’ (Experimedia), ‘Wolfskin’ (Hibernate) and ‘Snow Roads’ (Dragon’s Eye).
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    offthesky vs Kinder Scout – The Curio Collection

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    Kinder Scout are the trio of Jason Corder, Ian Hawgood and Danny Norbury. Their first release was a Japan only release on the awesome Preco label in 2011. ‘The Writing Life’ was actually their first album as a trio together, but in fact their second work. Using live takes from Ian and Danny, Jason composed their first fully fledged collaborative effort to critical acclaim, with nobody quite sure whether to define it as post-classical, jazz, ambient or a pop variant of all of the above. Their first work together was before the trio fully formed which stemmed from initial collaborative pieces between Jason and Ian, Ian and Danny. ‘The Curio Collection’ is actually their first album in a way then, but their second release now. Due out on Home Normal in 2012, the release is actually offthesky (Jason) vs Kinder Scout as Ian and Danny appear predominantly across the entire album which Jason made from 2009 – 2011. Both albums have been mastered by their dear friend Miles Whittaker.
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    Philippe Petit & Friends – Cordophony

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    Gorgeous 6-panel digipack… A filmic adventure where luscious string arrangements convey a whole world of emotion, and the organic sound of instruments is never outshadowed by machines. “Cordophone” is a French word which refers to musical instruments whose sound comes from the vibrations of one or several strings. Cordophone shows Philippe Petit playing with string parts by many talented friends in order to create an imaginary world of dense mixtures of electro-folk acoustic instrumentation, post-classical orchestral arrangements filled with collected field-recordings, vanguard soundscapes, manipulations of glass and vinyls.  
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