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by Ian Hawgood

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Originally written as a synth-tape-loop accompaniment to '光' (Eilean Records), '無常' was an album that I made between my homes of Tokyo and Warsaw. Most of the recordings were done late at night or in the early hours when I couldn't sleep. The whirring of old reels and tape machines at these times and the lights from the meters, has always been my equivalent of meditation I think. This album reminds me of those machines quietly humming on the tatami mats in the studio I had overlooking the river, and just fill me with happy memories.

I did a mixdown from various reels in Warsaw as I realised the tapes were dying and the machines needed to go due to a lack of space. This version is the original mix with all its little blips and noise. The CD version was cleaned up beautifully by James Murray but I wanted to present the unedited forms as some of the weird cuts and noises remind me of the amazing character these machines had.

Thank you x Ian

"Impermanence is a sublime document of sonic ephemerality and extraordinary filigree in terms of both texture and emotion."
- Stationary Travels


"Technically located at an extremely high level... each of the 9 songs has stunning charm." - Gezeitenstrom


"Music of significant value... along with enlightened levels of patience, Hawgood instils a deep calm into the fabric of the record."
- Fluid Radio


"Admirers of everything hand-made, intimate, and intricately curated will be in love... highly recommended." - Headphone Commute


"Mai come in “Impermanence”, la musica di Hawgood travalica il semplicismo degli schemi definitori, proiettando la propria mosaicale interpretazione dell’elettro-acustica ambientale verso una dimensione di pura percezione sonora, colta al volo nella preziosa caducità della sua dissolvenza.” - Music Won’t Save You


“A highly personal statement, yet also appealing to a wide audience receptive enough to feel its intentions.” - Ambientblog


Low Light Mixes - Best Ambient of 2019


Post Ambient Lux - Best Ambient Albums of 2019



released December 12, 2019

Music by Ian Hawgood
Artwork by Stijn Hüwels
Design by James Murray


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folk reels Brighton, UK

hello. my name is ian. i make music.

i am a member of observatories (IIKKI, Dauw, Quiet Details), Rosales (Archives, Pyramid Blood), Monogoto (12k, Polar Seas), Slow Reels (Morr Music), Lantscap (Infraction), Black Elk Quartet, Rion, Modular Sleep Patterns and more.

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