This week I starts with a superfly CD by Christopher Hipgrave (no relation to Dan I hope) on the rather smashing Home Normal label. I like the packaging on this label. Nice shiny cardboard little things with tasty imagery and a nicely designed slot to shove your musical 5 incher into (err... CD). Day is the daybut (gerrit....) release by Mr Hipgrave. He has forthcoming wares on Under The Spire but Home Normal appear to have to got to him first and can lay their claim to finding this up and coming talent! It's a 7 track album which is a mix of clicks, drones, ambience and some micro electronics all tastefully crafted together into one delicious thing. It's very enjoyable indeed. In fact you may as well remove your ears and place them on a velvet cushion for the evening. It's that nice. It comes into it's own through headphones as it's doesn't do much over the system in the office here. Through headphones you can pick up all the intricacies and little nuances which are missed due to the mass of space between said ears and headphones. Fans of 12K, Make Mine Music etc. will like this. Well nice!
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