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Runtime: 43'40''

«This is one of those releases that floods me with metaphorical insights.
In the beauty of breakage we find some of the answers for our deepest questions.
When something breaks, we are able to perceive it as what truly is, a collection of pieces of different shapes and sizes. Ian D Hawgood gives us four pieces of these ruined goods. Beginning with incessant timing of a vertical sound along a sea of soothing horizontality.

If frailty is the source of all things, then we ought to go back to it. All the abundant arrogance and destructive strength present in human beings has brought us to irreversible situation, into a mood that swings like the weather, each time faster and more bipolar. I believe "Her name was frailty" implies The Earth. Whenever we observe The Earth from a distance, in this case from an astronaut's point of view, we can understand how far from reality we have strayed. The construction and sounds of this album allows me to, not only returning to a point of frailness, but also to activate a particular type of mental stimulation that empowers my psyche conceding me thoughts about restoration. Now, restoration implies an active participation in bringing the past back to life, in this case from broken to whole. This release definitely modifies my tiny rat heart.

Thanks Ian... or should I say ‘Ion’, an atom that has acquired a net electric charge by gaining or losing one or more electrons.» - Sebastian Alvarez

Downloads:

01 • Beauty In The Breakage .......................................................... pt us
  [12'18'' • 28,4Mb • 320Kbps]
02 • Frailty As The Source Of All Things ....................................... pt us
  [6'22'' • 14,9Mb • 320Kbps]
03 • Your Swing Is The Weather .................................................... pt us
  [11'24'' • 26,4Mb • 320Kbps]
04 • Rat Heart Modifications ......................................................... pt us
[13'36'' • 31,4Mb • 320Kbps]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 3,88Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 96,5Mb]

Reviews:

«Ian Hawgood is a musician, producer and sound designer who lives and works between Tokyo and London. "Her Name Was Frailty" is his latest release…a distant electronic observation about The Earth. Sebastian Alvarez (Test Tube) in his review says: "Whenever we observe The Earth from a distance, in this case from an astronaut’s point of view, we can understand how far from reality we have strayed…This release definitely modifies my tiny rat heart."»
- Existing Visual / January 31, 2009

«This is a really monolithic piece of work from a really super artist. Sometimes a bit dark for my tastes, he manages to keep it loose, evolving and ever-changing and my only complaint is that his textures are too interesting to just put in the background to (not really bad though!) putting headphones on and hearing the delicately played instruments really highlights what this is about... Drone music has never been so detailed.»
- Bumble Bee [EARLabs] / January 28, 2009

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©2009 Sebastian Alvarez
©2009 aeriola::behaviour
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©2008 Ian D Hawgood
©2009 test tube


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