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Ian Hawgood - The Shattered Light Album

Ian Hawgood - The Shattered Light Album

Performer: Ian Hawgood
Title: The Shattered Light
Style: Dark Ambient, Drone, Abstract
Released: 20 Jun 2012
Cat#: KOMU001
Country: Japan
Label: Koen Music
Size MP3 version: 1431 mb
Size FLAC version: 2675 mb
Size WMA version: 1239 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 066
Genre: Electronic

Ian Hawgood - The Shattered Light Album


1The Eternal Loss6:34
2The Shattered Light21:00
3Seas Of Silence4:26
4My Mountain Empire10:40
5Where Shadows Never Fall12:59
6The Truant Heart6:50


  • DesignMichael Waring
  • Mastered ByJames Plotkin
  • Photography ByEirik Holmøyvik
  • VocalsIan Hawgood, Sara Martin
  • Written-ByIan Hawgood


Recorded and mixed between January 2009 and February 2012.
Packaged in 6 panel digipak cover.


  • Matrix / Runout: 10885B1 www.mobineko.com (SM1-C60024/1A)
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LP50
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI JU30


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The Shattered Light - Ian Hawgood. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Album 2012 6 Songs. The Shattered Light. Ian Hawgood. Electronic Hawgood - The Eternal Loss . Ian Hawgood - Seas Of Silence . The Shattered Light Original Recording. Ian free to Ian Hawgood The Shattered Light My Mountain Empire, The Truant Heart and more. 6 tracks 62:29. My Mountain Empire 2. The Truant Heart 3. The Eternal Loss 4. Seas Of Silence 5. The Shattered Light 6. Where Shadows Never Fall. Dotflac Entirely mixed, The Shattered Light gradually builds its enormous atmosphere with thick layers of saturated guitar drones. Warming up during the first 7 minutes, the rest of the album is an irresistible mind trip as soon as the main low drone hits us, accelerating by stages until reaching and passing the speed of light in the final diptych, to the boundaries of high frequencies and saturation. This will come in a 6 panel digipack designed by Michael Waring Future Sequence, cover photography by Eirik Holmøyvik and mastered by James Plotkin. The Truant Heart, 06:50. Seas of Silence, 04:26


Ian Hawgood‘s latest magnum opus is a subliminal journey into the sound. The music flows via an arch of dynamics, clearing the path for the listener to follow within. Opening with a buzzing slab of noise, the piece ascends up an envelope of distortion, until the guitar roar disintegrates in its own effects and suddenly subsides. And if you have made it this far (about ten minutes or so into the album), you’re about to be rewarded with the most delicate isolationist ambiance you have ever heard. Welcome to The Shattered Light – you have arrived. Upon your check-in, please leave all of your belongings outside. You won’t need any of the material possessions in this cabin. Your ears is all that you’ll need. Step right in, and please do not adjust the thermostat. You’ll have to use your inner light for warmth. And remember, there is absolutely no smoking during this trip. The deep rumbling ambiance immersed in a dark hissing wind slowly resonates in the upper register. It’s hauntingly beautiful, somber and still. The barely audible melodies play with my mind, tricking me into turning up the volume, when tranquility is required instead; and so I let it hum. The sound recedes further, uncovering a thin current of air that gently sways in the open space. The low and dull vibrations seem to swallow all atmospheric frequencies, yet the presence of droning harmonies is clearly audible – a testament to quality sound engineering feat. Finally, the chords settle in. The music is still very dense. Deep in this tempest of sonic gale, I think that I hear other sounds, or maybe I’m starting to hear things again. After all, I’m still in that solitary cabin, out there, by the sea.The Shattered Light is Ian Hawgood’s first solo release in the last three years. There was a collection of remixes and reworkings titled Slow Films In Low Light (Home Normal, 2010) as well as Hawgood’s collaboration with bvdub on The Truth Hurts (Nomadic Kids Republic, 2011). Plus, this release is the first catalog release on Hawgood’s new label, KOMU. Wait a second… new label? What? Ian Hawgood already runs and operates three other independent labels! There’s the Tokyo Droning handcrafted imprint with releases by offthesky, Segue, Tobias Hellkvist and David Newlyn; then there’s Nomadic Kids Republic with gorgeous albums by Maps & Diagrams, Haruki, Pillowdiver and friends; finally there’s the critically acclaimed Home Normal, the main parent label, with many fantastic releases by Celer, bvdub, The Boats, Konntinent and many others… And now Hawgood kicked off KOMU (short for Koen Music), which he introduces with the following (excerpt) mission statement:“The mission statement of KOMU is to release highly personal works which are as pure, stripped-down and devoid of all the pretence that comes with running a label. The design, art, music and the spirit it has been made in should reflect this. [...] Our gift is one of musical and visual creativity, but we are just carriers of such a gift and our aim should always be to look beyond the indulgence of the ‘I’, and to transmit our message together. Rather than the ‘me’ brigade who have come to pollute all music scenes, this message is one of spirit, sincerity and giving to others without thinking about anything else. The message is music, and fuck all else.”I can’t say that I disagree with any of the above. And I think that this thought resonates throughout the music. The Shattered Light happens to be one of my favorite Hawgood’s album to date, and I honestly can’t stop listening to it. The ‘highly personal’ approach that Hawgood mentioned above is without a doubt present throughout the album, and it is clearly audible from the start. I can’t recommend this enough, especially if you’re a fan of Tim Hecker, Fennesz, Aidan Baker and Lawrence English. Be sure to also check out the second release on KOMU by Black Elk, which is a quartet of Ian Hawgood, Tim Martin, Danny Norbury and Clem Leek!!! How is that for a lineup?
I couldn't agree more. This is one of the many highlights of the Home Normal catalogue, and of Ian's offerings. Some of the music on this album is ACHINGLY beautiful. It is music that transports. Fabulous!