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Ambient/Electronic/Folk label, run by Ian Hawgood. With CD releases by Chihei Hatakeyama, Fabio Orsi, Elian, Asuna,Federico Durand, Felicia Atkinson, Olan Mill, Bvdub, Nicolas Bernier, Islands of Sanity aka Dino Spillutini, M.Ostermeier and many more.

 
"Fabio Orsi is rightly regarded as one of the most unique voices in modern ambient music, with releases on some superb labels, including the amazing 'Stand Before Me, Oh My Soul' on Australia's Preservation label. Yet, what might surprise many is just how melodic and ...
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HOMEN062 | HOME NORMAL

"Alex Smalley (AKA Olan Mill) is responsible for some of our favourite releases over the past few years. From albums such as Home, Pine, Paths, Hiraeth, and Seismology, Olan Mill have created a broad spectrum of incredibly intimate and personal works. Over each release, ...
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"Tomoyoshi Date has long been on the Home Normal radar due to his wonderful solo work, as well as his work with Chihei Hatakeyama (Opitope), Corey Fuller (ILLUHA), and finally, with our dear friend Federico Durand (Melodia). Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but currently ...
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HOMEN065 | HOME NORMAL

ELIAN - HARROWGATE (CD)

"All the way back in the summer of 2010, we released 'Whispers, Then Silence' by Elian. It was an album that was met with huge critical acclaim, but also responsible for some confused messages directed my way by (then) loyal Home Normal followers. The confusion lay in ...
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HOMEN061 | HOME NORMAL

"Islands Of Light is the work of Vienna-based artist Dino Spiluttini. He is the founder of Beatismurder Records and the co-founder of Total Light Records, as well as being a superb designer, illustrator, and photographer. He recently released a superb split release with ...
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HOMEN054 | HOME NORMAL

"Butterfly In The Snowfall's self-titled debut is one of our most unashamedly beautiful, open releases to date. Within its organic psychedelic tapestry is an unbridled heart, a distinct poetry that literally and metaphorically sings through the haze. The roles of the ...
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HOMEN044 | HOME NORMAL

"Prototypes is a collection of uniquely mixed and edited original tracks and outtakes from future collaborative Home Normal releases. Mixed and edited by Aki Sallas, Sif Sandersen, and Ian Hawgood, the work includes unique tracks by Christopher Hipgrave, Sif Sandersen, ...
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HOMEN060 | HOME NORMAL

"Ithaca Trio is Leeds based artist Oliver Thurley. He is one of our favourite artists, with notable releases on Hibernate and Under The Spire, as well as his highly praised split with Machinefabriek 'Par Avion' in 2010. He is currently studying a PhD in Composition at ...
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HOMEN049 | HOME NORMAL

"birdt a wonderful group from the Netherlands who make incredibly wistful and tender folk, with a hint of electronic. The group is made up of Janne Mansens on violin and second vocals, Sascha Schmitt on accordion, our very own Gareth L. Davis on bass clarinet, and led ...
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HOMEN050 | HOME NORMAL

"Continental Drift came about from an idea inspired by Alfred Wegener's book The Origin of Continents and Oceans. Fuzz Lee (elintseeker) is a believer in the romantic notion that a person is truly shaped by the landscape and environment the person is in. A person's ...
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HOMEN052 | HOME NORMAL

"Rene Margraff lives and works in Berlin. He started Pillowdiver in 2008. Before this he also pretended to be a Japanese girl under the name of Le Mepris. Previously he released on Home Normal with the highly acclaimed Two People In A Room album back in 2011. This is ...
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HOMEN053 | HOME NORMAL

"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

"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

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

"'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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