'Snow Roads,' the new full length release from artist Ian Hawgood, is a demonstration of poetry through image and images turning to sound, exploring the feelings of stillness, isolation and loneliness. Composed over an 18-month span, Hawgood deploys a multitude of analog and digital treatments to piano, guitar, vocals, and field recordings that result in a warm, natural and enveloping experience. Over the course of the album, Hawgood displays a tender and visual sensibility, like an impressionist series of dreams influenced by the stillness of the end of winter. Snow Roads also includes contributions of source material from a number of other artists including The Remote Viewer on harmonium, El Fog on vibraphone, Celer on tingsha bells, Le Mépris and Katherine Morrice on piano, and field recordings by Ben Jones and Wataru Osako and in addition was mastered by Taylor Deupree.
released September 1, 2009
Music made by Ian Hawgood from May 2008 to July 2009.
The Remote Viewer - Harmonium, El Fog - Vibraphone, Celer - Tingsha Bells, Le Mépris - Piano, Katherine Morrice - Piano, Ben Jones - Field Recording, Wataru Osako - Field Recording, Ian Hawgood - Piano, Violin, Guitar, Handmade Stuff, Tape Machines, Vocals, Field Recording and Computer.
Mastered by Taylor Deupree.
Cover Photograph by Davi Liu.
Special thanks to Yann, Taylor, Davi, Christian, Mike, Jeremy, my friends and various families, and all the artists who contributed to the album. This album is for Dani whom we all miss deeply and Will whom we love.