Observatories
Our Recently Acquired Knowledge
IIKKI
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2023
Includes Instant Download
LP (natural clear)
22.99
IIKKI019LP
Edition of 300 numbered copies, spot varnish artwork
CD
14.99
IIKKI019CD
Edition of 200 numbered copies, spot varnish artwork
Pre-Order: Available on / around Feb 6th 2023
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Tracklist
1Sapphire Waters 7:01
2Don't Be Too Hard On Yourself 5:56
3Our Recently Acquired Knowledge 5:17
4The Resistance Of 5:04
5Snow And Stars Danced Through The Night 9:03
6I've Lost Confidence In Words 3:38

Observatories is the collaborative music project by Ian Hawgood and Craig Tattersall. This is their second opus together after their first release "Flowers Bloom, Butterflies Come" on IIKKI in March 2021.

Born in the United Kingdom, Ian Hawgood spent most of his adult life living in Japan, Italy and Poland. Currently he calls Peacehaven (on the south coast, near Brighton) his home. Since 2009, he’s well-known with his work as the curator of the Home Normal label. He makes music using an array of reel-to-reel and tape machines in his studio by the sea, where he also master works for many labels and artists alike. You could often catch him on the coast with his faithful Nagra recorder, hydrophone and field microphones. These days his focus of music is on decayed ambient works using old synths and reels mostly, alongside his childhood piano.

Craig Tattersall is a former member of The Remote Viewer and Famous Boyfriend bandmate Andrew Johnson. Tattersall's music can be found these days more often under his alias The Humble Bee; as a founder member of The Boats; and in his collaborative works with the likes of Bill Seaman in The Seaman And The Tattered Sail. He has run the wonderful label Cotton Goods from 2008 to 2015 and since 2009 he has recorded 15 solo albums on his moniker The Humble Bee and almost the same under his name on some collaborations.