Anthéne is Toronto, Canada based artist Brad Deschamps who has been making Ambient music since 2011. He also records as part of the duo North Atlantic Drift with Mike Abercrombie. Brad runs the magnificent Polar Seas Recording label (which was inaugurated by a pair of North Atlantic Drift releases), and also has released material from … Continue reading anthéne – asymmetry / weightless.
After moving house (and countries) Home Normal release their third album for the year with this Japanese and Belgium collaboration. Most defining musical styles are referenced in capital and with a punctuation mark, such as Metal! But the music that encompasses this album would be best defined as minimalism - all lowercase with no need … Continue reading Tomoyoshi Date+ Stijn Hüwels – hochu-ekki- tou.
As the new year starts like every other blog I do my best of list for the previous year's releases. What this list is is a celebration of the artists and labels that made some fine music that I heard and want to share with you. This is a relatively simple list, just 21 (I … Continue reading The Best of 2018.
British musician and label boss (Slowcraft Records) James Murray should be familiar to most who peruse this and like-minded blogs (If not, go back to the front page of this blog and read the interview with him). His last album was the acclaimed "Killing Ghosts" (Home Normal, February 2017) and with his most recent work, … Continue reading James Murray – Falling Backwards.
Home Normal have been releasing a series of collaborations in the last year or so. Mostly they have been releases from label boss Ian Hawgood alongside his friends (and notable artists in their own right) Wil Bolton, Danny Norbury and Giulio Aldinucci. However, this time it is a collaboration between James Murray and Stijn Hüwels. … Continue reading Silent Vigils – Fieldem.
The name Ian Hawgood should not be a new one for those with an interest in the Ambient underground. Look in your collection, I am sure the Home Normal imprint will be there, if not one of the many releases that he has mastered should be - just to give you an example, in 2018 … Continue reading Ian Hawgood – 光.
After a long time as friends and in ways as collaborators (Black Elk and Kinder Scout) and with Danny contributing to a number of Home Normal releases, the debut collaboration is "Faintly Recollected". According to the press release / text by P*dis/Inpartmaint's Shinsaku Osaku:"Faintly Recollected" is originally a single long track (33 minutes) that has … Continue reading Ian Hawgood and Danny Norbury – Faintly Recollected / Ian Hawgood and Giulio Aldinucci – Consequence Shadows.