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Description: Originally conceived using experiments recorded during a session in August 2016 and then formed over several re-edits afterwards using an ageing cassette tape recorder, 'Texture' brings together soft arrangements and minimalist compositions into a single, low fidelity suite of movements. Across three concise pieces, 'Texture' expresses considered flights through heavily effected electric bass improvisations against a backdrop of languid and subtle tones. Highly recommended.
Even if he says otherwise, Ian Hawgood is super prolific and incredibly talented in not only his own releases, but in collaborations and with the heart & soul put into the labels he's run over the years.
Saying all that, this is a more recent favorite release of Ian's: peaceful, deceivingly simple (yet not!) piano works that is personal, elegant and graceful in its warmth and presentation. Plus it's for a wonderful cause. Get it!! Joe Borreson
"Dissolve" shows a lot of unique and emotional layers and textures. To people who haven't heard this so far, you need to hear this because this is what ambient deserves to be: slow, drifting, and able to evoke emotions which they do perfectly. 6 amazing songs to get lost inside. Visual Complexity