'No Voices' was recorded during 2018. I came across a pile of old tape in my garage back in Warsaw, and decided to try to salvage it. It ultimately destroyed an old Akai reel to reel recorder but not before I caught a few recordings of it as it slowed down to an eventual halt. I listened to the recordings for a while and just found the concept of such a beautiful old machine dying, leaving behind such unique tones and disintegrating textures, truly special.
After one of my regular chats to Stijn about our current recording processes and equipment, I shared the long-form recording with him, and thus began the path for 'No Voices' with Stijn's rare ability to subtly create submerged and subtle melodies.
'No Voices' is a truly analog-ambient album, and the kind of music we'd always wanted to release on Home Normal. That it now quietly marks a long hiatus for the label is fitting in sound, development and nature.
Thank you and all the best.
All music by Ian Hawgood + Stijn Hüwels
Cover art by Stijn Hüwels
Mastered by Ian Hawgood