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.
"Woozily beautiful electronics." Bob Fischer, Electronic Sound magazine.