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home normal ambient classical piano drone music from japan and poland

Home Normal is a small 東京 founded record label. 

We love minimalism + creative souls. 

Ian Hawgood + Stijn Hüwels

No Voices

Date: 07/12/19 Format: CD + Digital Total Duration: 47:37 Genre: Final Ambient Breaths As We Say 'Goodbye'

WORDS

'No Voices' was recorded during 2018. I came across a pile of old tape in my garage back in Warsaw, and decided to try to salvage it. It ultimately destroyed an old Akai reel to reel recorder but not before I caught a few recordings of it as it slowed down to an eventual halt. I listened to the recordings for a while and just found the concept of such  a beautiful old machine dying, leaving behind such unique tones and disintegrating textures, truly special.

After one of my regular chats to Stijn about our current recording processes and equipment, I shared the long-form recording with him, and thus began the path for 'No Voices' with Stijn's rare ability to subtly create submerged and subtle melodies.

'No Voices' is a truly analog-ambient album, and the kind of music we'd always wanted to release on Home Normal. That it now quietly marks a long hiatus for the label is fitting in sound, development and nature. 
 
Thank you and all the best.

CREDITS

All music by Ian Hawgood + Stijn Hüwels
Cover art by Stijn Hüwels
Mastered by Ian Hawgood

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LINKS


https://www.folkreels.com/

https://stijnhuwels.bandcamp.com/
 

PRESS

'Home Normalの主宰者Ian Hawgoodと、アンビエント・レーベルSlaapwelの主宰者で、これまでもコラボ作〜James MurrayとのユニットSilent Vigilsでも活動しているベルギーのStijn Hüwelsのコラボレーション・アルバム。Stijn HuwelsはNorihito Suda、Tomoyoshi Dateとのコラボ作に続く、Home Normalからリリースされた2019年3作目のコラボ作のリリースになります。
薄曇りのぼやけた空間を作り上げていく古いテープを使った微かなノイズと、プロセッシングされたギターの残響音のドローン〜わずかに揺れ動く霞のようなドローン、ゆっくりと延びるぽろぽろとつま弾かれるギターの儚いフレーズなどでゆらゆらと漂う、ノスタルジックで繊細なミニマル・アンビエント〜ドローン・サウンド。アナログ感のある素朴な空気感を持った、ナチュラルな静寂のサウンドが佇む、Ian HawgoodとStijn Hüwelsの両者のアンビエント・サウンド、またHome Normal作品らしい静かな安らぎのアンビエント作品です。全6曲48分収録。
' Linus Records