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Ambient/Electronic/Folk label, run by Ian Hawgood. With CD releases by Chihei Hatakeyama, Fabio Orsi, Federico Durand, Felicia Atkinson, Geskia, Bvdub, Nicolas Bernier and many more.

 
"The work of Orla Wren caught our ears, eyes, and hearts with his fantastic release on one of our favourite Japanese labels: Flau. The One Two Bird and The Half Horse (flau,2009) was a beautiful album of tender organically produced electronic sounding music. When he ...
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HOMEN046 | HOME NORMAL

All music by Federico Durand, except piece 1 which is a collaboration with Chihei Hatakeyama, piece 4 with Fuqugi and piece 5 with Ian Hawgood, originally released on 'Slow Films in Low Light' (Home Normal 013). "There is a little mountain village in Córdoba, ...
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HOMEN036 | HOME NORMAL

"18 months had passed since the pair first exchanged files and Pimmon, whilst on break along the picturesque Margaret River found himself revisiting the files. Suddenly procrastination broke and the deadlock of directionlessness evaporated. The subconscious trickles had ...
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HOMEN045 | HOME NORMAL

"Chihei Hatakeyama is a musician and an organizer who was born in 1978, and lives on the outskirts of Tokyo. He has performed for years under his given name and also as one half of the electroacoustic duo Opitope, along with Tomoyoshi Date. Hatakeyama got involved in ...
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HOMEN041 | HOME NORMAL

"CORDOPHONY shows Philippe Petit playing with string parts by many talented friends in order to create an imaginary world of dense mixtures of electro-folk acoustic instrumentation, post-classical orchestral arrangements filled with collected field-recordings, vanguard ...
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HOMEN035 | HOME NORMAL

"'Music For A Piano / Music For A Book' is the latest release from Nicolas Bernier. 'Music For A Piano' was due to be released after his wonderful 'The Dancing Deer EP' back at the end of 2010. However, the project was pulled back, developed further and along with ...
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HOMEN040 | HOME NORMAL

Remixes are by Japanese luminaries: Moshimoss, Lycoriscoris, Flica, Fredricson, Pawn, Marihiko Hara, wk[es], Go-qualia, aus, Yui Onodera, Taishin Inoue, polar M and Hakobune.
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HOMEN033B | HOME NORMAL

"I was first made aware of Geskia! through a mutual friend of ours; Yasuhiko Fukuzono (Aus). I was instantly hooked on first listen to his wonderful debut on Yas's Flau label, 'Silent 77'. His real skill comes in melding electronic/hip-hop/breakbeat with a sense of the ...
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HOMEN033 | HOME NORMAL

"... It is in many ways quite a departure from what we are used to with his previous work, with its reverberated guitar tones, and slowly evolving structures, even to the deep 4/4 beat on the incredible 'Christmas Rat'. Yet the organic nature and earthiness is still ...
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HOMEN042 | HOME NORMAL

"'Closer Came The Light' is the follow-up to Konntinent's 'Opal Island' for Home Normal. It was recorded in the mad London heat of summer 2010, most of it improvised single-take recordings. We hope you like it." (label info)
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HOMEN032 | HOME NORMAL

"Picture a winters day in the low, vast and flat fields of the Netherlands. An old farm between some trees, in the Frisian lake district, big flocks of geese around the barnyard. Inside the farm a warm studio where Davis and the Kleefstra's first play and directly ...
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HOMEN027 | HOME NORMAL

"Whilst most of you will know of our love for David Wenngren (of Library Tapes), Christopher Bissonnette's 'In Between Words' release on Kranky has long been a personal favourite around these parts. So when I heard about their collaboration I almost fell over myself ...
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HOMEN030 | HOME NORMAL

"David Newman's work as an artist and label owner has always quietly amazed me and been a source of great inspiration, but his most recent record marks David out as one of the most talented, unique and wild (yes, wild) artists around. Autistici's 'Amplified Presence' is ...
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HOMEN029 | HOME NORMAL

"The album was made on one rainy day in July 2010, when Félicia had already been traveling for 2 months coast to coast in the United States. She was just recovering from a Lyme disease she caught a week before in upstate New York in the deep woods. The sound engineer ...
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HOMEN028 | HOME NORMAL

"Many of you will know René Marcgraff as Pillowdiver. Two People In A Room is the work of the Berlin based René and Michelle Hughes. This is the follow-up to their 2010 cassette release 'Wrapped In Plastic'. There are so many facets to a piece of music, as indeed art ...
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HOMEN026 | HOME NORMAL

"Daniel Thomas Freeman is a founding and current member of Rameses III, the South London group who in the last ten years have released ambient / drone / folk albums on labels such as Type, Important, Digitalis and Under The Spire and who have supported such genre ...
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HOMEN025 | HOME NORMAL

"Marihiko completely flummoxed me when asking if I would consider releasing a heavily beat-led record. My only prerequisite was that the beats were made organically, not just some obvious drum machine or sample. Marihiko's request came at a time when both Ben and myself ...
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HOMEN024 | HOME NORMAL

"Brock Van Wey was born in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1974. For the second time in his life, he's made China his home, now living in Shaoxing. Brock has closely followed deep house, ambient, and experimental music since the early 90s, when he started DJing as bvdub. ...
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HOMEN023 | HOME NORMAL

"This work is a "pop concrčte" collage.As says the title, rhythm is the cornerstone of The Dancing Deer. Even tough the rhythm can quite subtle, the piece is built on a constant pulse. In an 18 minutes pathway through diverging states, it brings together elements of ...
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HOMEN022 | HOME NORMAL

"Its a remarkable debut, covering so much ground yet keeping things restrained enough to have a perfect fluency about it. I was instantly struck by the way its cute without actually being overly so, noisy yet structured and multi-layered without being overly complex. In ...
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HOMEN021 | HOME NORMAL

"In Christmas of 2008 I was sent some work by a Japanese artist from Will Long. He was convinced I would like it and I fell in love with the pieces immediately. The name of this rather wonderful artist was Taishi Kamiya, and the tracks sent were live improvised tracks ...
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HOMEN020 | HOME NORMAL

"When Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) and I first talked about the L/M/R/W release 'Drifts' (home_n009), I was soon made aware of his work with the enormously talented clarinetist Gareth Davis. Following on from their 3" releases of Soundlines and Ghost Lanes, this ...
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HOMEN019 | HOME NORMAL

"We finally get to re-release the Celer classic which was such a big part in founding Home Normal, and which sold out before it was on sale in the first place. I am so so thrilled it finally gets more attention in a 1000 edition in matte digipack." (label info) "The ...
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HOMEN002R | HOME NORMAL

"The album 'Whispers, Then Silence' was actually one of the first albums I got for release on Home Normal, all the way back in December 2009. Along with Celer, offthesky and Library Tapes, it was one of the albums which defined exactly what Home Normal would be for me. ...
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HOMEN017 | HOME NORMAL

"Michael Santos is a London-based artist who has previously released on U-Cover, Benbecula and the excellent French label Baskaru. The use of static and white-noise elements within drone works is nothing new, yet what struck me was his ability to integrate static and ...
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HOMEN016 | HOME NORMAL