Antonymes (Ian M. Hazeldine) is a designer, photographer, and conceptualist making music from the wilds of North Wales. His experience in musical development, complimented with minimal use of computer enhancement, creates an audio “space” where notes and intention merge, until a shape appears.
The debut of the mini-album Beauty Becomes the Enemy of the Future was first released in 2009 and its follow-up 31: Before the Light Fails was released in 2010. Various pieces by Antonymes have appeared on compilations produced by labels Soundcolours, Dezordr, Cathedral Transmissions and Audio Gourmet.
The License to Interpret Dreams was released on April 21, 2011 through Hidden Shoal Recordings and is distributed via n5Mailorder. Hidden Shoal Recordings is an Australia-based independent music label that has earned a reputation for releasing exciting and engaging new, independent music that is not bound by genre or style. HSR has been chosen as one of Textura magazine’s favorite labels and has been dubbed “this generation’s 4AD” by prominent New York radio host DJ Mojo.
The License to Interpret Dreams is rich in ambient textures and tonal arrangements that are both beautiful and haunting. If you close your eyes you can see a landscape that pulses with color and life that cannot be seen with the human eye. It’s “minimalist” concepts and use of distant sounds, the rush of waves and of nature are enticing and play games with the mind as one seeks out to hear every note.
This album is creative; the artist has in layers of sound, created a whole world, teaming with life, in which we the listener can dive into and bask in its waters. It is brilliant and bold; its sound is both complex and alluring, bringing you deeper and deeper into its ever folding soundscape.