by Ian Hawgood

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Pre-Light 30:00


'Pre-Light' is an early version of 'The Shattered Light'. Over the course of almost four years, I spent a great deal of time recording takes of various parts of the eventual album as I wanted to avoid using software and editing easily in place of a purer, more intimate and immediate feel. 'Pre-Light' was an early cut of the title track that really brought the overall sound in for me. Stripped of the (amazing) mastering of the final album by James Plotkin, this really feels like a new way of approaching the final work, and is just a nice addition in terms of the live process behind it.

'Pre-Light' also acts as a nice halfway point between 'The Shattered Light' and my follow-up, 'Arcs' due out later in 2016.

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released March 7, 2016


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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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