During lockdown it was a genuine honour to take part in this interview stretching many messages with Tartine de contrebasse. I talk about music, collaborations, mastering and labels. It is an honest assessment of my time in Japan and pretty blunt about the good and bad of running a label that started before streaming and the increased digitisation of music was really a thing.


Special mention to James Murray, Samuel Landry, Stefano Guzzetti, Stijn Hüwels, Dauw Label, and of course my wife Leonora Sophie, who have been endlessly supportive in recent years, alongside many others of course. It feels like a perfect summary of where things have been, how things are, and as we moved the label back to the UK fully, where we are heading.


A final special thank you to Franck for his amazing support over these many years and the time taken to do such a far-ranging interview. English translation is at the bottom by the way. :)


Tartine de Contrabasse Interview



Please note that our top tier subscribers (at £75 per year) will get this as part of their subscription on CD around early August alongside the first 5 of our next 10 releases.

Thank you so much and please do stay safe, inspired and open-hearted in these strange times. x HN


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Home Normal is a small 東京 founded record label

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We love minimalism + creative souls.