Stijn Hüwels – tomodachi [Dauw]

Some artists just have a knack for engendering special collaborations and Belgian musician Stijn Hüwels is one of the those. In fact his last four releases have all been collaborative efforts – Sleep, Shared with Norihito Suda (2016, Dauw),  An Unintended Space with Danny Clay (2017, Eilean), and Fieldem (2018, Home Normal) as part of Silent Vigils…

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Dauw + Eilean | Dialog Tapes II

Among the musical highlights of 2015 was a collaborative project between two distinctive ’boutique’ labels – Dauw, curated by Pieter Dudal with a specialization in handmade cassette releases, and Eilean Records curated by Mathias van Eecloo, a limited edition CD imprint based on a concept of mapping out an imagined place. Located in Belgium and France respectively, they are European neighbors…

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Travelogue 2018.04.15: From Winter into Spring with Dauw

Dauw is a Belgian boutique label based in Ghent that specializes in handmade cassette releases of electroacoustic ambient music of an especially organic & pastoral nature and features a unifying visual aesthetic based on the graphic artwork of Femke Strijbol. The label offers sounds and colors eminently suited to the gentle awakenings of springtime and it…

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Video: Dualisms #2 (Studnitzky Rework) by Illuminine

As February draws to a close in this part of the world, we can’t help but start to anticipate the thawing of winter and the colors of spring and Belgian boutique label Dauw is a fine place to look for music that will suit the change in seasons. The label’s docket for March includes a collection…

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Sound Impression: Constellate by Steve Pacheco [Dauw]

The reassuring steady hum of soft drones, temperate in mood, weightless as if held aloft on gentle air currents; permeable to texture and filigree; slowly turning to catch shimmering glints of light; calm; harmonious. A salve for the ears and a balm for the soul. These are the things that come to mind listening to Constellate…

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Richard Ginns – A Beautiful Memory Shaped In The Stars [Dauw]

When we last heard from Richard Ginns, it was his finely woven album released last year on Eilean Rec. entitled Until the Morning Comes. It seems only fitting his next release be on Dauw as the two labels share much common ground in their aesthetic approach as amply demonstrated by the collaborative Dialog Tapes which they co-released…

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Sound Impression: Twincities – …plays the brown mountain lights [Dauw]

Twincities, the ambient/noise project of New Yorker Fletcher McDermott makes his Dauw label debut this month with a new full length album called …plays the brown mountain lights. On this outing McDermott but takes a gentle tack away from the gray desolation and dense layers of last year’s memoirs: to dust  (Unknown Tone, 2014) bringing…

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Sound Impression: Illuminine – #1 Reworks [Dauw]

Dauw, a label based in Ghent, Belgium that specializes in hand made limited edition cassette releases, launches a new series with #1 Reworks, a collection of new interpretations of selected tracks from the debut album by Illuminine.

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Various Artists – Dialog Tapes [Dauw & Eilean Rec.]

Surrounded by abstractions, space, and a spirit of experimentation, ambient music is inherently fertile ground for collaboration. We see artists coming together all the time to co-create, embellish, and rework pieces of music. But sometimes there is as much room for creativity in devising the frameworks for collaboration itself as there is in the artistic output.…

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