LOVE WON ANOTHER … the new album by HAWKE …
produced and composed by GAVIN HARDKISS
Welcome to an elaborate musical universe created by GAVIN HARDKISS. HAWKE
characterizes the many collaborations and original sound clashes executed
by, Gavin, one of the world’s most renowned and mysterious DJ/Producers. In 1992
he recorded the first single “3 Nudes in a Purple Garden” which was featured on
the classic Hardkiss album DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR. Out of print, this album is so coveted that used copies sell for $200 on E-Bay.
Over the past decade, he has remixed the likes of Elton John and The Beatles,
performed with Snoop Dogg and The Chemical Brothers and released original
recordings in Spain, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Gavin’s focus, however, has consistently been on his artist albums released
under the guise HAWKE, with NAMAQUADISCO released on Sunburn Recordings in 1998 and HEATSTROKE released on Six Degrees Records in 2002.
Now, Hawke presents the third original album called LOVE WON ANOTHER.
Recorded in the hills above Calistoga California in the Napa Valley, amongst
the olive trees, vineyards and wild life, this album resounds in youthful
authenticity. Earmarked with an organic blend of electronic music and indie
influences, LOVE WON ANOTHER marks the height of a creative arc of a man
possessed with the courage to create something we’ve never heard before.
The album is a dazzling collection of songs culled from sessions with a variety
of musicians, friends, lovers and artists who visited the Calistoga retreat
over a period of 2 years. Guests featured on the album include: Steve Miller
band original guitarist David Denny, Earth, Wind and Fire back up singer Maestro and Michael Franti guitarist Jay Bowman.
Between harvesting olives and crushing grapes with bare feet, guests to the
farmhouse would contribute song. With traditional instruments, household
appliances and children’s musical toys alongside the electronics and
computer studio equipment, the album took shape.