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

 
"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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"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

"Tobias Hellkvist is a multi-instrumentalist from Sweden. To date he has released two full-length albums, Evolutions being his third. Whilst much of Tobias work has previously revolved around acoustic guitar elements, Evolutions takes us into denser minimalist textures. ...
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HOMEN015 | HOME NORMAL

"Northern Songs is the blissful sound of Chris Weisman leaving his body and dissolving into the universe; he sounds very free. Greg Davis helps the usually obsessive Chris surrender to the void. The falling away of self is quite literal: Chris recorded a batch of songs, ...
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HOMEN014 | HOME NORMAL

"Among many obvious definitions of the 'heart' is this: 'the vital center and source of one's being, emotions, and sensibilities'. It's the first word I think of when I hear the work of Antony Harrison (the man behind the Konntinent moniker). And when you listen to his ...
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HOMEN010 | HOME NORMAL

L/M/R/W - DRIFTS (CD)

"Four amazing musicians spread over three collaborations on one release. 'Drifts' is an engaging and beautiful work. Three compositions / pieces of music / soundscapes / acoustic structures / audio landscapes are collected on the disc. Are they improvised? Are they ...
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HOMEN009 | HOME NORMAL

"'Slow Films In Low Light' is a collection of remixes and re-workings by friends and artists from my now deleted album 'Soundtrack To A Film In My Head Which Will Never Get Made'. The original album was released on the Rope Swing Cities. RSC and I decided to do a small ...
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HOMEN013 | HOME NORMAL

"Jason has been with the Home Normal 'project' since its inception. The early pieces from Hiding Nature were with me at the end of 2008 and were one of the main reasons for starting the label. He spent the past year finalising it and, I have to say, I think this is his ...
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HOMEN012 | HOME NORMAL

"A Long Journey is very focused on its field recordings, but it also highlights what a fabulously talented musician Chihei is, with very direct guitar-based pieces, as well as gorgeous piano elements. That it features the enormously talented (and future Home Normal ...
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HOMEN011 | HOME NORMAL

"what we got was essentially two live shows which come together seamlessly to create "Midpoint". Its a whole other side to Greg's work that many have yet to experience and perhaps in a small way we can show just how amazing Greg's body of work is. From violin to bells, ...
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HOMEN008 | HOME NORMAL

"Le Lendemain is the new project between Danny Norbury and David Wengrenn. Following on from their early collaboration under David's Library Tapes moniker (Sketches), we find the pair delivers a more personal album of hazy dialogues. There are real moments on this ...
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HOMEN007 | HOME NORMAL

"It's hard to describe an album of moods, emotions and distant memories, but to me that's what I find myself doing with Katie English's music. Katie under her Isnaj Dui guise uses conventional and her own home made instrumentation to add loops and layers, until the ...
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HOMEN006 | HOME NORMAL

"Mountain Ocean Sun's search for deep peace, heavy drones, and sound healing has found them jamming with Deerhoof in Detroit, starting an organic music society in the extreme tropical heat of the Matthaei Botancial Garden on new years day, and all the way back to their ...
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