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The Silence Was Warm Volume 3

The third installment in this ever popular series from this consistent Japanese imprint collects twenty two tracks over two discs compiled by Kentaro Togawa. Expect the usual pretty and twinkley electronica and moody ambient soundscapes from an impressive selection of artists: Melodium, Taishin Inoue, Talvihorros, Hakobune, Teruyuki Nobuchika, S...view item »

Calcifer EP

I wonder if Hessien have named this EP after the fire in ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’...I hope so, I do like that film, but I suppose it doesn’t really matter. What’s happening on this record is that Tim Diagram (Maps & Diagrams, Atlantis, etc) has teamed up with Charles...view item »

Your Empire In Decline

Some lightly fried bread from Hessien. Your Empire In Decline is a series of new age sounds from this duo. Their hazy sounds emerge from a pool of innocence with a pallet of synthetic paints to be slowly smeared around the canvas of your well being. They've got to be into Eno & Fripp with as record such as this - so...view item »

Home Is Where The Ghost Is

'Home Is Where The Ghost Is' is the debut full length record from collaborators Tim Martin and Charles Sage, known collectively as Hessien. They are creators of a super restrained form of ambient music that merges subtle melodies with waves of breezy drones which makes for particularly relaxed listening. Guitars play a prominent role on 'Home is...view item »


First of all, this looks mint. You get a CD in a hessian sleeve wrapped in typed paper sleeve all stringed up. Inside there's bits of paper and all sorts and there's even a few cloves chucked in so it smells nice. So it's not just about the ears. It's a joint release between Handstitched and Fluid Audio and if you missed the lst Hessien CD then ...view item »


In between hanging around with Aussie sound art artist chap called Charles Sage, Tim Martin (Maps & Diagrams) has been hob knobbing and hanging around with Dennis Nilsen and Jeremy Bamber, Crazy times! Tim & Charles (no Jeremy an Dennis though...) have created some music under the guise of Hessien. They've collaborated to make a rather lovely 5...view item »