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Description: On this 7" Machinefabriek produces two tracks of murky splendour. Both 'Toendra' and 'Kreupelhout' have been created using a series of improvised guitar recordings heavily modified to produce an unusual and dreamlike textured serenity. A peculiar undercurrent of twisted hum, ambient throb and whirring clicks help create impressive potent broken atmospheres, as if another force has taken hold of the sound. The ghost in the machine made audible. Wholly beautiful.
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