Ian Hawgood
Echoes from the Edges of Time


4.0
excellent

Review

by MiguelAngel USER (9 Reviews)
November 11th, 2020 | 16 replies


Release Date: 10/02/2020 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Aesthetics out of the ordinary

This time I will present you with a project that I just met a couple of days ago. I’m sorry to have so little information about him, but relatively he seems to be a man who moves between silence, yet music speaks for itself and in the end it’s what matters most. When I first heard, it immediately captivated me and I kept it as an appreciated sonorous treasure, and as nothing is gained in life by being selfish, what better than to recommend him to you.

Ian Hawgood is a British musician and composer. Based in Oxford and Tokyo, in just a few years he has made such a prolific career that I was undoubtedly greatly surprised. On the one hand, as a composer, he is credited with more than 30 EP’s and more than a dozen LP’s. His music shows a brutal depth and sincerity. Most of his compositions are in ambient and drone music, although he also has a lot of material considered as sound art where he explores and experiments more with field sounds.

I found it quite interesting that Ian had a very particular childhood, for a long time he suffered from a certain ear problem that really forced him to have a childhood steeped in deafness. Until the age of 6 his parents realized that it was a bit of a problem more serious than they could ever imagine. However, Ian continued a quiet life as if nothing was happening, in fact, because he belonged to a family of musicians, he studied piano despite his illness and all the related problems, which ironically kept him in a constant relationship of silence and music. ¡Beautiful! Isn’t it?

His music shows a subtlety in the use of details. In several interviews he has narrated the experience of when his hearing came back, he heard the wind blow over his ears, and he was surprised by the freshness that he felt. For me this is a clear example that since then his notion of music was totally different.

Songs like "Tides" and "You Don't Live Here Anymore" are gentle examples of what Ian is capable despite not being "Famous". Give those songs a try, you won't be disappointed.

Note: Special thanks to parksungjoon, rellik009, garas, JohnnyoftheWell, Dewinged, Sinternet, sixdegrees and hel9000 for taking the time to read and post a comment in my reviews, i appreciate you all...!



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garas
Contributing Reviewer
November 11th 2020


6221 Comments


It's getting better. The introduction was a bit long, and a more "in-depth" analysis is still missing. Like no words about the album's sound or the instruments, textures etc.

But I'm always open for some good drones, might check this later.

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MiguelAngel
November 11th 2020


82 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thank you, garas, i´ll keep that in mind

rellik009
November 11th 2020


1634 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

hey, that was an okay review actually!

rellik009
November 11th 2020


1634 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

huh not what i expected

JustJoe.
November 11th 2020


10850 Comments


we don’t take kindly to track by track reviews but perhaps maybe not waiting till the near closing paragraphs to mention a song or you could intersperse song examples or aesthetic examples presented in the music along with the personal analysis

JustJoe.
November 11th 2020


10850 Comments


like more about the music less about the artist or maybe more of an even distribution of the two within the review

JustJoe.
November 11th 2020


10850 Comments


combo broke my semi-posi vibes

rellik009
November 11th 2020


1634 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

c-c-c-c-combo breaker

heck
November 11th 2020


6080 Comments


well, at least this review is actually about the music.

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heck
November 11th 2020


6080 Comments


I got a neg out of nowhere on the one review I posted like 4 years ago after I commented on that other review of his

dude has issues

rellik009
November 11th 2020


1634 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

def

rellik009
November 11th 2020


1634 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

considering his shite mindset and fanatical politics, I'm not surprised

sad he almost seemed like a chill dude

sixdegrees
November 12th 2020


11690 Comments


alts calling out other alts

what a world

heck
November 12th 2020


6080 Comments


whose alt is relik

rellik009
November 12th 2020


1634 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

I guess I'm an alt six



welp ¯_(ツ)_/¯

ResidentNihilist
December 29th 2020


2129 Comments


Bump seriously ian hawgood is fantastic and needs more attention.



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