About Folk Reels

Photo at my Mokotów (Warsaw) studio in 2018 by Jason Corder

Folk Reels is the collected and continuing works of Ian Hawgood.

Born in the United Kingdom, I spent most of my adult life living in Japan, Italy and Poland. Currently I call Peacehaven (on the south coast, near Brighton) my home.

Some of you visiting this page may know my work from the early net-label scene that came out of Berlin with labels such as Resting Bell and 12rec around 2005 - 2010. Some of you will know my work as the curator of the Home Normal, Nomadic Kids Republic, Tokyo Droning and Koen Music (KOMU) labels beyond that.

I make music using an array of reel-to-reel and tape machines in my studio by the sea, where I also master works for many labels and artists alike. For more information about my mastering please go here.

You'll often catch me on the coast here with my faithful Nagra recorder, hydrophone and field microphones. These days my focus of music is on decayed ambient works using old synths and reels mostly, alongside my childhood piano.

 

This site was a way to collate all of my solo and collaborative works in the most minimal way possible. I have had the great fortune to work with some amazing record labels such as Dragon's Eye, Moteer/Mobeer, Smallfish, Infraction, Eilean, Hibernate, Acroplane, Fluid Audio, Wist Rec, Humming Conch, Slow Flow Rec, Experimedia, Resting Bell, Under The Spire, 12rec, I, Absentee, Phantom Channel, Test Tube, U-Cover, Luvsound,  Lunar Flower, Best Kept Secret, October Man, Headaphonica, Handstitched, Preco, Dog Eared Records, and Umor Rex. My music currently has a home with Morr Music, 12k, Laaps, Slowcraft, Dauw, Slaapwel, and of course, Home Normal.

My Folk Reels Bandcamp page has a subscription option of just £5 per year. This includes downloads of all past, present and future work as long as the subscription runs. I'm currently releasing all of my collated late-night recordings on a regular basis, alongside my collaborations with friends, as well as uploading my early works (see below).

Thank you for taking the time to visit my little site and I hope you enjoy the music I have and will continue to make.

 

Sincerely,

Ian aka. Folk Reels

Project Guide (Solo)

Ian Hawgood

Initially ambient and drone works but now mostly focused on tape-based ambient works

Koen Park

Live electronic works I made in my parent's garage way back when

Oh No Nuno! (Snow 駅)

Live pop-electronic work alongside sampling using a bunch of old S20's here and there

Apocomeno

My early folktronica project - looping classical guitars and various percussion

Project Guide (Collaborative)

Slow Reels

Decayed ambient works with James Murray on Morr Music

Monogoto

Experimental instrumental ambient with Porya Hatami and David Newman on 12k

Observatories

Tender vintage instrument sourced modular works with Craig Tattersall on IIKKI and Dauw

Rosales

Swirling guitar and synth echoes with Brad Deschamps on Polar Seas and Home Normal

The Wading Choir

Post-classical longform cello and tape loops with my Wolven collaborator Aaron Martin

Black Elk (Quartet)

Post-classical group where I worked in various combinations with Clem Leek,  Danny Norbury and Tim Martin

Rion

Lush organic ambient music using guitar, double bass, mellotron and field recording with Ryo Nakata (Ryonkt)

Tiny Isles

Morr-style electronica with Christopher Hipgrave featuring Jason Corder and friends

Ben

Washed out ambient synths with hydrophone and field recordings with my label partner Ben Jones

Ouvala

Texture heavy off-kilter ambient to kitsch electronics with Tim Martin on Fluid Audio and Handstitched

Wraith vs Wrath

Deep drone project with my old mate Ben Jones

Lost Lanterns

Field recording and synth sourced textures on Resting Bell once again with Ben Jones

Kinder Scout

Lovely electronic-post-classical project with Danny Norbury and Jason Corder on Preco and Home Normal

Lantscap

Guitar and field recording based ambient suites with Warren Kroll on Infraction

The Whalers Collective

Dark drone works using gamelan (myself) and bass clarinet (Gareth Davis) alongside friends Félicia, Rie, Ryo

Solo Works

2020

2020

2020

Ian Hawgood - You Lose Yourself, and That's OK (Folk Reels)

2020

Ian Hawgood - The Endless Sadness of the Shoreless Heart (Folk Reels)

2019

Ian Hawgood - Impermanence (Slowcraft)

2018

Ian Hawgood - 光 (vinyl) (Home Normal)

2018

Ian Hawgood - 光 (cd) (Eilean)

2017

Ian Hawgood - Chitarre Di Montalbano (Folk Reels)

2017

Ian Hawgood - The Hands That Play (Folk Reels)

2017

Ian Hawgood - Ageless (Folk Reels)

2017

Ian Hawgood - Forced Endeavours Never More (Folk Reels)

2017

Ian Hawgood - A Higher Refrain (Folk Reels)

2017

Ian Hawgood - Live at Vacant  (Flau - Folk Reels)

2017

Ian Hawgood - Sselemarf Kultur (Folk Reels)

2016

Ian Hawgood - Love Retained (Home Normal)

2014

Ian Hawgood - Four Parts One - One Parts Four (The Unoffical Countryside) (Wist Rec)

2013

Ian Hawgood & Friends - Wolven (A Modern Interpretation) (Hibernate)

2012

Ian Hawgood - The Shattered Light (Koen Music)

2011

Ian Hawgood - Piano Works (reissue) (Koen Music)

2010

Oh No Nuno! - These Modern Ages (Umor Rex)

2010

Ian Hawgood - Slow Films in Low Light (Home Normal)

2010

Ian Hawgood - Live Performances, Japan 2009 (Under The Spire)

2010

Ian Hawgood - Tents and Hills (reissue) (Humming Conch)

2009

Ian Hawgood - Snow Roads (Dragon's Eye)

2009

Ian Hawgood - Phonetics and Fiction (Mobeer)

2009

Koen Park - The Lazy Burden (Acroplane Recordings)

2009

Ian Hawgood - We Are Better For Being Built This Way (Slow Flow Rec)

2009

Koen Park - Remixes, Reworkings And Reimaginings In A Quiet Form ‎(Smallfish Records)

2009

Koen Park - Remixes, Reworkings And Reimaginings (I, Absentee)

2009

Ian Hawgood - The Great Allure (Experimedia)

2009

Ian Hawgood - Wolfskin (Hibernate)

2009

Ian Hawgood - Before I Let The Sunshine Rot (Phantom Channel)

2009

Koen Park - '84 '85 (reissue) (Acroplane Recordings)

2009

Koen Park - Computers Are Not Our Friends (Acroplane Recordings)

2009

Ian Hawgood - Her Name Was Frailty (Test Tube)

2008

Ian Hawgood - Tents and Hills (Luvsound)

2008

Ian Hawgood - Tegami Beauty (U-Cover)

2008

Ian Hawgood - Shallows Waters, Distant Minds (Lunar Flower)

2008

Ian Hawgood - Urban Holiday (Lunar Flower)

2008

Koen Park - Everything in Shadow (Experimedia)

2008

Ian Hawgood - Soundtrack to a Film in My Head Which Will Never Get Made (Rope Swing Cities)

2008

Koen Park - My Log: August 2008 (Headphonica)

2008

Koen Park - Pastoral Pioneer (Acroplane Recordings)

2008

Oh No Nuno! - The Boutique Mission (Best Kept Secret)

2008

Apocomeno - Short Trips From Home (Best Kept Secret)

2008

Koen Park - Warbled Demos for Lone Dreamers (Best Kept Secret)

2008

Koen Park - Nowhere Home (Headphonica)

2008

Koen Park - Grey Night Clouds (Experimedia)

2008

Ian Hawgood - Enfants Ruraux (12rec)

2008

Ian Hawgood - A Life in Abstract Colours (Resting Bell)

2008

Koen Park - '84 '85 (October Man Recordings)

2007

Ian Hawgood - Spiral Into Somewhere (Resting Bell)

2007

Oh No Nuno! - Dusty Gentle Insides (Dog Eared Records)

2007

Ian Hawgood - The Fire Will Die At Night (Resting Bell)

2004

Ian Hawgood - Piano Works (self-released)

Collaborative Works

2021

Observatories - We both try for the same thing (but for completely different reasons) (IIKKI)

2021

Hawgood | Hüwels | Murray - Day Falls (Home Normal)

2021

Ian Hawgood + Stijn Hüwels - Voices (Home Normal)

2021

Rosales - Woven Songs (Polar Seas Recordings x Home Normal)

2020

Monogoto - Iuxta Mare [deletion 5] (12k) - Out in November

2020

Slow Reels - Farewell Islands (Morr Music)

2019

Ian Hawgood + Stijn Hüwels - No Voices (Home Normal)

2019

Ian Hawgood + Phil Tomsett - Fragmented Boundaries (Home Normal)

2018

Ouvala - Multiperspectivity (Handstitched Recordings)

2018

Ian Hawgood + Giulio Aldinucci - Consequence Shadows (Home Normal)

2017

Ian Hawgood & Danny Norbury - Faintly Recollected (Home Normal)

2017

Ian Hawgood & Wil Bolton - Transparencies (Home Normal)

2016

Ouvala - Psychology of Colour (Fluid Audio)

2011

Kinder Scout - The Writing Life (Preco)

2014

Tiny Isles - The Long Seasoned Sleep (Koen Music)

2014

The Whalers Collective - Nantucket (I - VI) (Koen Music)

2014

Wraith vs Wrath - Kex | Lux (Koen Music)

2014

Black Elk & Konntinent - Sketches V (Koen Music)

2014

Black Elk - Sketches IV (Koen Music)

2014

Black Elk - Sketches III (Koen Music)

2014

Black Elk - Sketches II (Koen Music)

2014

Black Elk - Sketches I (Koen Music)

2013

Lantscap - Varying Degress of Alive (Infraction)

2013

Rion - ホタル ‎(Hibernate)

2012

offthesky vs Kinder Scout - The Curio Collection (Home Normal)

2012

Black Elk (Quartet) - Sparks (Koen Music)

2011

Bvdub & Ian Hawgood - The Truth Hurts (Nomadic Kids Republic)

2011

Kinder Scout - The Writing Life (Preco)

2010

Ian Hawgood - Slow Films in Low Light (Home Normal)

2007

Lost Lanterns - Polar Living (Resting Bell)

Contact Me

hello[at]folkreels[dot]com

 © 2020 Folk Reels

Folk

Reels