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Ian Hawgood Vinyl, CD & tapes from Norman Records

Ian Hawgood + Danny Norbury
Faintly Recollected

Home Normal - restful music on an anything-but-restful release schedule. This time it’s HN boss Ian Hawgood himself exchanging notes with Danny Norbury (The Boats). The result is one gapless piece cued into seven untitled movements. Wistful layers of cello, serene and cinematic passage thr...view item »

Ian Hawgood + Giulio Aldinucci
Consequence Shadows

More somnolent, slow-burning electroacoustic ambience courtesy of Ian “Home Normal” Hawgood and rippling fieldrec soundscapist Guilio Aldinucci. There are sometimes more layers to these arrangements than first meet the ear, as it seems great care has gone into ensuring all elements b...view item »

Ian Hawgood + Wil Bolton
Transparencies

Aah, this is just what I needed to hear before I pack up for the week: a lovely new full-length CD of tender instrumentals from the always reliable Ian Hawgood and Wil Bolton. The Tokyo-based Home Normal stable do like to remind us occasionally of how much they love us. Well, they love us a lot and the feeling is mutual. Transparencies makes all...view item »

Ian Hawgood
Love Retained

I'm always concerned about reviewing a record in which an artist opens up in a press release about their previous struggles in that I may take pity on the record and glowingly review it out of fear that I may somehow make the situation worse .   Generally though you have to let the music do the talking and I'm taking what I want out...view item »