A download-only record label featuring music by the Scottish-based composer Haworth Hodgkinson
New release: 27 February 2017
Law Mill (2017) • Hallow Hill (2017)
Music based on an environmental recording of a St Andrews mill pond and memories of an early medieval burial ground.
September Fling with Mechanical Breakdown (2016) • White Hexagons (2016) • Healer (2015) • Three Chorales for Pot Dwellers (2016) • Gallowgate (2015) • November Nights at the Beach (2015) • Winter Sea (2016)
Music for the darkening months towards the end of the year.
Piano Machine (2016) • Tulloch House Night Vigil (2016) • Oneirospheres VI (1983)
After the balloons and blackbirds, voices and synthesisers of previous releases, this is an entire album of piano music, recorded in 1983 and 2016.
Semiquavers (1984) • Garden Party (1985/2016)
Two pieces offering oblique reflections on the rave culture of the 1980s, with its bleepy synthesisers and mechanistic drum machines.
This Story (2007/2014) • Nothing has Changed (2014) • Six Weaknesses (2007/2010) • Canvas Null (2013) • Horizontal Gaze (2013/2014)
A collection of pieces that use spoken word recordings of poets performing their own work as their sound source. The poetic voices are those of Catriona Yule, John Mackie, and Haworth Hodgkinson himself.
Red Nocturne I (2014) • Three Day Hocket (2014) • Studies in Balloon Behaviour (1997/2011) • Sleeping through Thunder (2013) • Fifth Proof of Concept (2014) • Induction Games (1997) • The Audition (1995) • Red Nocturne II (2014)
Music featuring the sounds of balloons, cars and breaking crockery, plus an assortment of wind and percussion instruments as well as synthesisers.
Windhouse is an extended piece for whining and wheezing synthesisers inspired by a visit to a famous ruined house that has a substantial body of lore and legend attached to it and is reputed to be the most haunted building in Shetland.
Dundee Ambient, Part 1: Winter Solstice (2015)
Winter Solstice is the first part of Dundee Ambient, a project using material mostly recorded in Dundee in the 1990s to produce a gradually evolving music of place and of the changing seasons.
Dundee Ambient, Part 2: Spring Equinox (2015/2016)
Spring Equinox, the second part of Dundee Ambient, traces a more dramatic sequence of disturbed dreams than its predecessor, before eventually reaching a state of peaceful sleep.
Dundee Ambient, Part 3: Summer Solstice (2015/2016)
In Summer Solstice, the third part of Dundee Ambient, the dreams of spring give way to a more restful sleep, joined by the singing of a Dundee blackbird.
Dundee Ambient, Part 4: Autumn Equinox (2015/2016)
Autumn Equinox, the fourth of five parts that make up Dundee Ambient, takes us through an extended dream sequence, ending with the ghost of the summer blackbird slowed down to sound like some terrifying creature of the autumn night.
Dundee Ambient, Part 5: Winter Solstice Again (2015/2016)
The final part of the Dundee Ambient cycle brings the year full circle with a return to restful sleep and the gentlest music in the whole sequence.