WHAT YOUR EARS SAY & WHAT THE COVER LOOKS LIKE
WHAT WE SAY
Using the side effects of oncology as a catalyst for a recording would not end well for most artists, but Hawksmoor whilst unabashedly reflecting on mortality, largely focuses on the positives - hope, resilience and determination rather than fears & self pity in this surprisingly warm LP of late night electronics for Spun Out Of Control.
WHAT THE RELEASE NOTES SAY
Electronic artist Hawksmoor turns Surgeon General on new album ‘On Prescription’:
Following solo album ‘Methods of Dreaming’ and collaboration ‘Concrete Island’ with The Heartwood Institute, the mighty Hawksmoor – aka James McKeown – rapidly returns to Spun Out Of Control with a fresh dose of evocative electronica: ‘On Prescription’.
The new album is a musical representation of the side effects of ‘oncology’ – the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of tumors. Its track titles are anagrams, approximations or amalgamations of real pharmaceuticals.
Written and recorded in response to the serious illness of someone close to James, On Prescription is a musical exploration of remedies that come bundled with a variety of mind and body bending side effects – uppers, downers and lose-your-mind playground-ers.
Its tracks feature McKeown’s trademark blend of electronics with live analogue instrumentation, giving the album a very warm and human heart. Aural administration through headphones in a quiet, darkened room is recommended.
Catalogue number SOS 048. Proceeds from the sale of ‘On Prescription’ will go to Cancer Research UK.
CreditsWritten, produced and performed by James McKeown
Album cover by Eric A. Lee
Published by Spun Out Of Control 2021
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