H Hawkline - I Romanticize

I Romanticize

H Hawkline

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12" Vinyl Album 10 tracks 19.99
CD Album 10 tracks 10.99 Out of stock.

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H Hawkline - I Romanticize

H.Hawkline has announced details of the release of his new album 'I Romanticize' out on Friday 2nd June via Heavenly Recordings.

Heavenly Recordings pre-orders will be signed by H.Hawkline (SOLD OUT OF SIGNED COPIES)

Listen to the new single 'Engineers'.



Listen to the new track 'My Mine.'



'I Romanticize' (like its predecessor and Heavenly Recordings debut, 2015’s In The Pink Of Condition) was recorded at Samur Khouja’s Seahorse Sound studio in Los Angeles with all the lyrics written and then vocals recorded in Narberth in west Wales. “Some words, as with their meaning, are unavoidable - ‘love’, ‘goodbye’, ‘time', 'you', – but you can at least try and dress them up in some new clothes.”

Co-produced by Samur, Huw and Cate Le Bon, who also forms part of the quartet who appear on the record along with Josiah Steinbrick – LA composer and producer – and Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa. “They were the absolute best people for the job, and I also happen to be lucky enough to call them friends. Without their hands and ears the wet clay would have collapsed,” said Huw.

Having earlier this year released the first track from the album, Last Thing On Your Mind, he has recently unveiled the latest track, My Mine.

“This has been the first record I’ve made where I’ve felt as if everything came completely naturally, like post that comes with a handwritten address,” says Huw Evans of ‘I Romanticize’. “It fell together like a cat onto the floor.”

In many ways I Romanticize exudes warmth and positive vibes and that falling-cat ‘what, me worry?’ nonchalance and anyone who latched on to In The Pink Of Condition will have their wait for a follow-up rewarded.

Here, too, are wobbly psych guitars, punchy powerpop earworms and lyrics which observe the world through a fragmented lens yet synths and pianos are much more prominent than on any previous H Hawkline release (he released his debut A Cup Of Salt in 2010 and followed that the following year with The Strange Uses Of Ox Gall). This is exciting, uncharted territory for H Hawkline, who says: “To my ears it’s pretty accessible pop music, but maybe there’s something wrong with my ears.”

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO 'I ROMANTICIZE' ON SPOTIFY

Reviews

"His songs wed squawking guitars to hall-of-mirrors harmonies and Steely Dan grooves to eerie piano, while the abstract imagery of his lyrics reveals a send of loss and frustration...overall his cryptic psyche surrenders its charm easily."Q Magazine ★★★★
“Engineers is spiky post-punk jangle that recalls Talking Heads; ‘Television’ is mutant disco based around a wonderfully chaotic tangle of chords; while the off kilter imagery (‘Like a pelican you glide’) is that of a Welsh speaker approaching English with bemused fascination.”8/10 Uncut Magazine
“I Romanticize is both a simple update of Evans’ versatile songwriting abilities, as well as a grand introduction to his music for newcomers.” - Record Collector ★★★★
“It’s hard to tell if ‘I Romanticize’ is comfortingly unsettling, or just unsettlingly comforting; you’ll definitely want to listen to it again to make sure.” - Loud and Quiet Magazine 8/10

"Huw Evans’ H Hawkline project is buoyed by the charm of its creator’s pronunciation, but it’s also full of idiosyncrasies... It is a hypnotic combination – twee but haunting, and familiar but strange." The Guardian ★★★★

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (HVNLP138)
  1. H Hawkline - It Means Much
  2. H Hawkline - Engineers
  3. H Hawkline - Love Matters
  4. H Hawkline - Television
  5. H Hawkline - Last Days In The Factory
  6. H Hawkline - Salt Cleans
  7. H Hawkline - My Mine
  8. H Hawkline - Impossible People
  9. H Hawkline - Cold Cuts
  10. H Hawkline - Last Thing On Your Mind
CD Album (HVNLP138CD)
  1. H Hawkline - It Means Much
  2. H Hawkline - Engineers
  3. H Hawkline - Love Matters
  4. H Hawkline - Television
  5. H Hawkline - Last Days In The Factory
  6. H Hawkline - Salt Cleans
  7. H Hawkline - My Mine
  8. H Hawkline - Impossible People
  9. H Hawkline - Cold Cuts
  10. H Hawkline - Last Thing On Your Mind

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