Last saturday night Ian Hazeldine’s (aka Antonymes) mix commissioned for BBC Radio Wales was broadcast on Adam Walton’s show. Adam broadcast an extended show from Festival No.6 in Portmeirion, North Wales.
Check out Adam’s wonderful intro to the mix, entitled Twelve Thoughts (Fifty Four Years),
“Now here on BBC Radio Wales for the next hour we move to a brand new mix from Antonymes AKA Ian M Hazeldine from Hawarden in North Wales. Gladstone country. Ian’s music defies any easy categorisation. It’s experimental, but accessible, contemporary classical without being opaque pretentious and minimal without being whispy and insubstantial. It’s organically textural, but still, honestly, hummable.
Antonymes extensive back catalogue is a reflection of the human psyche and it’s contemplation of all the big themes: love, death, sanity and beauty in all of their complexities, and I can’t recommend that back catalogue highly enough.
I suspect that the next hour celebrating some of the artists that shaped works like Antonymes’ truly remarkable “(For Now We See) Through A Glass Dimly” album, interweaved with some of Ian’s own music, will be one of the most beautiful, unsettling and transportive that will be broadcast anywhere in the UK in 2016, and I’m deadly serious. I’m not just talking it up for a fact.
So, now, over to you Antonymes…”
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