‘Elaborate and lovely as a web of silk, a comb of honey’ Ravechild.co.uk
Hannah Peel, the Northern Irish artist, singer and electronic composer and member of the Magnetic North, released her most recent solo album ‘Awake But Always Dreaming’ to great acclaim at the end of 2016, with Q Magazine describing the album as a ‘sublime electronic opus’ in its 4 star review.
It was a deeply personal album – inspired and informed by her relationship with her Gran who lived with dementia. ‘Awake But Always Dreaming’ is, in part, an exploration of dementia, and of music’s role in communicating with those who suffer from the condition. It is also a celebration of her gran’s life – and of the wonders of the human body.
The album added girth to an impressive recording career that began with her excellent dubut ‘Broken Wave’ on Static Caravan in 2011, and has included two fascinating editions of ‘Rebox’, showcasing Hannah’s use of fabricated music boxes to delicately interpret the music of her influencers. these excellent collections sandwich the two collaborative albums with The Magnetic North, featuring her co-producer Erland Cooper (Erland and the Carnival) and a host of other musicians, we are chuffed to have her headline our Lawn Stage on Sunday night.