Ian Hawgood – The Shattered Light
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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After the release of ‘Snow Roads’, he decided to record new material (after a break of a year), as well as complete some long over-due collaborative work. In 2010, there was a re-release of his early album ‘Tents and Hills’ (Humming Conch) as well as a limited edition live album ‘Live in Japan 2009’ (Under The Spire). In 2011, Ian released a collaboration with his close friend Brock Van Wey; ‘The Truth Hurts’ (Nomadic Kids Republic). He also completed and released ‘The Writing Life’ with his group Kinder Scout (w/offthesky and Danny Norbury) on the Japanese label, Preco.
Almost three years since his last solo release, and over four years since recording, he finally completed ‘The Shattered Light’ in 2012. Deciding to step away from laptop recording, ‘The Shattered Light’ saw Ian go back to his favoured tape recording process; the entire recording and final mix being done in a series of takes on a two track, using only guitar and vocals.
The album has been expertly mastered by James Plotkin, with cover photography by Eirik Holmøyvik and design by Michael Waring (Future Sequence).