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Remote Vapour

by Koen Park

Remote 17:58
Vapour 12:52


'Remote Vapour' was written in 2007 - 2008. The two pieces here were simple synth sketches I made in the early hours as I found myself unable to sleep when I first moved back to Japan in 2007.

This recording is one of a number of sketches I made just after walking around Shimo-Itabashi through to Ikebukuro stations, as I did almost every night. It was a strangely peaceful time as I would walk around, lay on park benches, watch people come in and out of clubs or hotels, go and read some comics in a 'konbini', and generally just be constantly enamoured with the energy of where I lived in Tokyo. I'd then go home and record quiet music and would more often than not wake up after falling asleep at a synth.

It was an odd time. I was alone and yet at peace with myself and my isolation. The city was alive though, and in the belly of its slightly smothering embrace, I found discombobulated peace for a while.

Thank you.


released September 7, 2017

All music by Ian Hawgood
Copyright © Ian Hawgood 2017


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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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