Here is a memento of sorts from the last London show put on by House Normal: the title 100616 refers to the date. Each artist performing contributed some exclusive material, so there is never-before-heard stuff from Stijn Hüwels, James Murray, Dudal, Hybernation and ASUNA, all presented on CDr in a nice little card package.
CD £7.99 hnlive100616
CDr on Home Normal in recycled card package, with hand-stamped handmade mulberry paper insert and original vintage large format negative. Edition of 250 copies.
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- 100616 by ASUNA + Stijn Hüwels + Dudal + James Murray + Hybernation
Those people at Home Normal did a bunch of shows in London inviting a whole pile of friends to muck in with their ambient goodness and also contribute tracks to a series of delicious CDr releases that were sold either on the night or later on to us stay-at-homes.
Also you get an insert a download and a photo slide thing which when added to the music makes for a nice package. I'm going to briefly hare through the record so you can get a gist of what's going on. ASUNA makes the kind of electro-acoustic loops that both energise and send you hurtling off into a nicer world somewhere. Also making music that soothes is Stijn Huwels who contributes a whopping four tracks of lovely loops that remind me of 'Selected Ambient Works' era Aphex Twin of the more ambient side of bvdub. I really like this stuff. Hybernation do fluttering beats that sounds like a clothes peg attached to a bicycle wheel, James Murray contributes some static like a malfunctioning pylon and the closing Dudal is a delicious piece of ambience utilising the sound of waves and the seaside. Ah the seaside - I remember that.
Overall a really nice collection that veers between some wonderful ambient tones and more experimental works.
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