Kex | Lux

by Wraith vs Wrath

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Kex 10:50
Lux 17:12


Originally released in 2014 as a Japan only release through our friends at P*Dis and Linus Records. Later sold out at Norman Records.

Ben helped start the Home Normal label with Jeremy Bible, Christian Roth and myself. We've been making music together since we met at university under Lost Lanterns and Wraith vs Wrath (to name two). Our Wraith vs Wrath project focused on deep analog-sourced drones which we obsessively worked on when I would visit the UK each year from Japan. The textures we recorded were then layered and looped on my old Studer reels to create dense soundscapes that we've continued to refind for a series of releases next year.

Thank you.


released November 12, 2020

All music by Ian Hawgood + Ben Jones
Mastered by James Plotkin
Photography by Hitoshi Ishihara (http:/


I always loved this review from Norman Records who loved it even if they got the wrong Ben Jones in their review:

'This is really deep stuff that can start from almost silence to a crumbling industrial growl of beautiful doom. While 'Kex' is of a thunderous wave of horror the second of the two tracks, 'Lux', has a more choral effect. Still with the same roar of slowly creeping majesty but with a more cathedralesque angelic quality, like the heavens opening to reveal the entire universe in all its sheer glory. This kind of music certainly is an acquired taste but once you open yourself up to its charm, it can take you to places that others could never dare to tread.'


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folk reels Brighton, UK

hello. my name is ian hawgood.

i make music on old tapes and reels mostly, curate the home normal label, and master music for a variety of labels and artists.

throughout 2021 i will be uploading weekly music i make using my coastal hydrophone recordings and tapes as folk reels.



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