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Gareth Hardwick - Waiting For The Penny To Drop
« on: January 20, 2008, 12:44:57 AM »


GARETH HARDWICK
WAITING FOR THE PENNY TO DROP
INSTALLATION 3
LIMITED EDITION OF 100 COPIES


The newest release in our ongoing Installation series, drone-poet Gareth Hardwick graces our catalog with 2 beautiful livesets he performed in Spain and the UK last year. Both extended pieces are gorgeous examples of Hardwick's lulling technique with a guitar and a soothing improvisational listening experience for those of us who may live too far away to see him perform. The first set, recorded digitally, is a very clean and soft bed of billowing cloud-like tones, while the second set, recorded on dictaphone, is a much more hazy trip with a field of textures beneath the ever-evolving drone-swells. Gareth owns and operates his own Low Point label in the UK, which produces alot of great music in it's own right, and we're both honored and excited to be able to bring his newest record to you at Install! Limited to 100 copies.

Listen to samples:
http://www.installsound.net/catalog.htm#i3

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For a longer sampling experience, please enjoy 7 and a half minutes of "Vidreres" on our Myspace player as well.

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Re: Gareth Hardwick - Waiting For The Penny To Drop
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 03:49:57 AM »
Sounds nice, though I do think everyone with a guitar and a drone inclination is starting to sound like early-mid SotL crossed with Labradford / Pan•American doing Windy & Carl's Greatest Hits ;)
Still no bad thing to sound like :)

I've mentioned kindred spirit in guitar-dronanism, mwvm, on another thread, but wouldn't hurt to mention him again:

<- mwvm :: listen ->http://cdbaby.com/cd/mwvm

Oh, and I like the stuff on Gareth Hardwick's Low Point label too (esp. releases by Chris Herbert, Apalusa).
 

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Re: Gareth Hardwick - Waiting For The Penny To Drop
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 07:23:32 AM »
Hey, I like the sound of both of these discs. I much prefer Gareth's second, softer drone, to the first one, on that "Penny To Drop" album.

And Alan, as usual, is on top of the guitar-drone scene...

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Re: Gareth Hardwick - Waiting For The Penny To Drop
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 10:41:14 AM »
Brian, welcome to the Forum  This new Install label looks quite interesting and promising.  Feel free to keep us posted here about all your releases.
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Re: Gareth Hardwick - Waiting For The Penny To Drop
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 11:42:28 AM »
Sounds nice, though I do think everyone with a guitar and a drone inclination is starting to sound like early-mid SotL crossed with Labradford / Pan•American doing Windy & Carl's Greatest Hits ;)
Still no bad thing to sound like :)

I've mentioned kindred spirit in guitar-dronanism, mwvm, on another thread, but wouldn't hurt to mention him again:

<- mwvm :: listen ->http://cdbaby.com/cd/mwvm

Oh, and I like the stuff on Gareth Hardwick's Low Point label too (esp. releases by Chris Herbert, Apalusa).
 


I strongly second that MWVM disc on Silber.  Yes, it does resemble SoTL - and I couldn't care less.  It's a great recording.

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Re: Gareth Hardwick - Waiting For The Penny To Drop
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2008, 12:36:26 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement Mike and Joe.

Alan, interesting response, but we totally wouldn't agree. Gareth has a very distinct style that we feel is much more a different trip than Stars Of The Lid, much more based on improvisation rather than arrangement, but thanks for listening.

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