Monday, 27 February 2012

Hidden Shoal artist profile: Antonymes

Now that the archiving of my music writing is out of the way, I can get on with the business of profiling the awesome Hidden Shoal artists whose music is available for licensing via dots and loops. The Hidden Shoal catalogue spans a startling array of genres and styles, from minimal, delicate ambient to heavy, rhythmic indie-rock. Nestled beautifully at the minimal, delicate ambient end of the spectrum is Antonymes.

Antonymes is designer, photographer and musician Ian M. Hazeldine, who is based in Wales. Ian's recorded output to date is characterised by sparse, thoughtful piano melodies, exquisitely rendered atmospheric textures and a truly cinematic approach to sound. His music is perfectly suited to moments of reflection, scenes of nature, and narratives that unfurl slowly and deliberately.

His album The Licence To Interpret Dreams was released to widespread critical acclaim in 2011. It comprises 12 beautiful pieces, including the single 'Endlessly', which is featured on my YouTube channel:

Another of Antonymes' songs, 'The Slow Beginnings of a Fragile Acceptance', which opens The Licence To Intepret Dreams, can be streamed on Soundcloud as part of an atmospheric/ambient compilation I've put together:

If you're interested in licensing Antonymes' music for your creative project, please contact

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