Topogram: 石神井川 (Of Fragile Water’s Path)
Glossary: Artist’s Own Words
Meaning: wooded path behind Ian’s old home in Tokyo
Ian Hawgood‘s name is absolutely inseparable from the contemporary ambient & experimental music scene. His Home Normal label, which recently marked its tenth anniversary, is one of the first and still one of the best of its kind. He is also a tireless and kind supporter of other musicians in this space and has had a hand in mastering many of their albums across a wide array of labels. In addition to his own contribution to Place Language, Ian also mastered the audio for all the tracks that appear on the compilation.