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sprout 03:39
Eostre 05:03
Monarch 06:41
hatch 02:49
Anemone 04:47
solsort 06:39
Vár 05:33
Seabird 07:24


The word 'Vár' means spring, and originates in Old Norse.

Thanks to Evita and Ian.


'A truly beautiful release on the Home Normal label, “Vár” is a hypnotic collection of moving, delicate ambient music.' Bandcamp (Album of the Week)

'Lush and radiant waves of sound.' Beach Sloth

'Der Begriff Vár stammt aus dem Alt-Nordischen, bedeutet übersetzt Frühling und symbolisiert einen Neuanfang.' ferienlagerstimmung

'Warm and organic soundscapes.' Norman Records

'...distribuendola con tutta la calma possibile, adagiando piano piano le decine di textures contenute nella composizione sopra un tappeto di impercettibili droni che profumano di dolcezza, semplice delicata dolcezza.' Sherwood

'The music is like a signet’s ballet upon silver, sun-dappled water.' Fluid Radio

'A truly beautiful release on the Home Normal label, “Vár” is a hypnotic collection of moving, delicate ambient music.' Bandcamp (Album of the Week)

'ゆったりと漂う穏やかで優しいメロディのシンセ、ほんのりと霞んだ柔らかいシンセのドローンなどの浮遊感のあるサウンドと、そのまどろみのサウンドの中で微かに鳴らされる微細なノイズ〜エレクトロニクス、ギター〜シンセの断片的な五月雨のフレーズなどをレイヤードした、ウォーミー&ドリーミーなミニマル・アンビエント〜ドローン・サウンド' Linus Records

'Che si tratti di loop armonici morbidamente adagiati in forma di coltri ipnotiche, di incastri tra placide risonanze o ancora di pullulanti granuli sonori, “Vár” dispiega oltre quaranta minuti di estatici incanti elettro-acustici, il cui carattere estremamente carezzevole non discende da alcun artificio romantico, bensì dalla sola cura dei dettagli discendente da uno spontaneo approccio naturalistico.' Music Won't Save You

'Vár is like a comforter, wrapping itself around me as the snow falls outside, quietly reassuring me that spring will come again.' Piano & Coffee (Monthly Recommendation)

'The purity of its sound makes it a really delightful listening experience. A rare quality nowadays.' Chain D.L.K.

'There's a wonder within Vár, a dreamlike wonder.' Periwinkle Hear and Now

'Melody winding and rising out of a mist of drone, hum and static. Birdsong and clock chimes in a near transparent haze of fizzing electronics...transcendent like Eno`s Ascent.' Ban Ban Ton Ton

'The music is meditative and slow taking its time to unfurl and gently reveal itself with a depth of layers...“Vár” is a trip down the sun soaked dappled miniatures of Ghost and Tape and lives up to both his history and that of Home Normal’s class of 2017.' Drifting, Almost Falling

'It is a warm, delicate, open-hearted ambient album that sounds matches some of the warm, patient qualities of Parker’s work. It is an album of intense detail and careful attention to the whole experience. The album art is some of the most fitting I’ve seen on a record this year: the colors are bright yet sun-dappled, the petals floating away convey a weightless feeling, and the image looks very sharp but starts to get a little soft as you get closer and closer. These are all apt descriptions of the music itself, from the drone of “Eostre” to the sound recording of walking through a forest (“hatch”) to the ocean waves and synth waves of closer “Seabird.” This is a beautifully calming record, a place to clear your mind and be made aware of the beauty around you. If you’re not into ambient music, this is a great place to start learning about how ambient can be amazing.' Independent Clauses


released October 29, 2017

All music written, recorded and produced by Heine Christensen
Mastered by James Plotkin
Photography by Hitoshi Ishihara (attic photograph - http:/attic.cc)
Layout and design by Jason van Wyk and Ian Hawgood

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Home Normal is an analog ambient music label.

Founded in Tokyo in 2008, Home Normal crossed over the connection from the netlabel scene to present analog ambient music in unique physical packages across our connected labels, leading the way for the micro-label movement in 2009.

Moving to the UK in 2019, our releases can still be found in independent stores across Japan.

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