Post Tagged with: "Home Normal"

TAPE :: Transmissions 8

It’s been a few months since our last dedication to all things magnetic tape. But never fear, we’ve kept the reels turning and have unearthed a diverse range of noises and music for your listening pleasure—this time taking in cyberpunk IDM, Japanese ambient, crunchy electronica, experimental hip hop swagger and a dream about an apothecary. […]

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Tobias Hellkvist :: Vesterhavet (self release)

Vesterhavet has been shaped and fine-tuned, the Swede’s swathes stretched and swollen over years in teeming layers of transportive tone accretion, into chronostatic sprawl. Ambient electroacoustic artist Tobias Hellkvist‘s latest album, Vesterhavet, has been slow to emerge following his two self-defining works, Evolutions and Everything Is Connected (Home Normal, 2010, 2012), though in the meantime his creative fields have not lain […]

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Federico Durand :: A Traves Del Espejo (12k)

The music is as beautiful as it is introspective, like a small window of antique glass looking right into Federico’s soul, allowing the listener to explore a mysterious, invisible world that suddenly appears. After a series of amazing releases on awesome labels such as Spekk, Own Records, Home Normal, Desire Path and White Paddy Mountain, […]

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BITS & PIECES with David Cordero

The first album you bought? Europe “The Final Countdown”. I was 7 years old. When I was a kid I listened to a lot of Hard Rock. The last album you were addicted to? Max Richter “Sleep”. I think it is a sublime record, exciting eight hours. Wonderful. A movie you can always watch? Only […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2015

So here it is—from ambient drone to post-rock, jazz and modern classical, from IDM to experimental to post-digital microsound; hallucinatory electronics to experimental soundscapery, candy-color post-kosmische to alien noise, intergalactic techno to post-hardcore mayhem and broken bass music, these are igloomag’s picks for the year… Sherpas to your questing climbers 2015: a year of listening, […]

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Islands Of Light :: Ruebke (Home Normal)

Spiluttini has created classic beauty out of a flawed motif—being human—and the struggle to live as one contiguous with others, not as an isolated atoll. Composed and arranged slowly by Vienna’s Dino Spiluttini as a reflection upon time spent in a village in Germany called Ruebke. Wrestling with the nature of nature and the nature of […]

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Federico Durand & Melodía :: Double review (Spekk/Kaico)

The theme of ‘blurry childhood memories’ is something of a go-to emotion pool for a current breed of ambient and electro-acoustic musicians. It’s one Federico Durand has drawn from over a number of releases from first Spekk outing, La Siesta del Ciprés, through others on Own, Home Normal, and Desire Path. Hosted by Spekk he goes there once more for El Estanque Esmeralda, revisiting […]

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Tobias Hellkvist :: Turquoise (Small Fragments)

Turquoise extends, chromatically eponymous in aspect, over four tracks full of graceful washes of  guitar-wrung tone-melt, drawing out slow flow melodies assisted, the press blurb offers helpfully, by ‘organ, candlesticks and more instruments.’ A cut above your average ambient drone clone, Tobias Hellkvist has previous, and substantial, form on current major player of the genre, […]

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Top releases of 2013

Well over 150 releases have been selected by various igloomag.com contributors highlighting some of the finest in an expansive array of electronic music featuring ambient, dub, bass, glitch, industrial, IDM, electro, synth and various other sonic contortions. Links to reviews as well as a Soundcloud player are also included below. ALAN LOCKETT :: Top 20 Abdulla Rashim […]

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Orla Wren :: Book of the Folded Forest (Home Normal)

When label curator Ian Hawgood was sounded out by electroacoustic nomad Wren a couple of years ago about releasing his latest opus, it meant fulfillment of a long-cherished desire to expand his remit into film alongside music. Word from Home Normal of the arrival of Book of the Folded Forest, tied in with a headlining […]

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Bvdub :: All Is Forgiven (n5MD)

To be honest, once you are captured by the Bvdub spell, you’ll soon become addicted to it. Bvdub’s music is like a powerful drug or potion, only without the harmful side effects. There are side effects, but they are all therapeutic. [Release page] As someone once said: “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture“. […]

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Autistici :: Amplified Presence (Home Normal)

Using a deceptively simple approach to craft ten music-soundscape vignettes, coaxing emergent melodies from his dual domains of sonority, some set free from particulate wrappers, others given space to wander within rich fields. [Release info] Following releases on 12K, Keshhhhhh, and his own Audiobulb, David Newman settles down at Home Normal for his third album […]

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Five questions for Home Normal

Ian Hawgood of Home Normal stopped by the virtual doors to respond to igloomag.com’s Five questions profile. Learn more about this multi-faceted, independent label as it branched from its photographic inspiration. Igloo Magazine :: When did Home Normal start up and what was your inspiration? Home Normal (Ian Hawgood) :: Home Normal was formed around […]

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