Rugged, flinty electronic realism enhanced by prodigious drums and bass. Dynamic compositions weave smooth and craggy textures, melancholy horns, a limited tonal palette, and idiosyncratic vocal and nature samples to create a saturated, forlorn atmosphere.
Favorite track: Dust.
Hip hop infused modern jazz that achieves an electronic sound with minimal use of electronics. Reminds me of Floex, which is a very good thing. Found on Mike Manchester's feed- thanks! Highly recommended.
Favorite track: The Windfall.
Night Walks is the stunning debut album from Hidden Orchestra.
The driving force behind the Edinburgh-based band is the acute artistic vision of Joe Acheson, a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, composer, music producer, sound designer and producer/presenter of radio documentaries.
An intense and rewarding listening experience, “Night Walks”, encompasses the energy and production techniques of studio-produced beats, but replacing synths and drum machines with natural/acoustic sounds and instruments for an emotionally potent style. Built on contrasts - experimental without losing accessibility, electronic and acoustic, complex and simple, dark and energetic whilst intricate and calm - there is a sense of journey and progression, and, in Acheson s words, “the brooding reflections of a solitary walk through the still, restless night”. Formerly known as the Joe Acheson Quartet, Hidden Orchestra have a very eclectic fanbase, which could be born from the fact that the emphasis is on being experimental and accessible at the same time, creating music based on feeling and energy, rather than image or fashion.
released September 28, 2010
A&r – Robert Luis
Bass [Bass Guitar], Zither, Double Bass, Kantele, Piano, Glockenspiel, Bassoon, Guitar, Sound Designer [Sound Design], Programmed By, Recorded By [Field Recordings], Written-by, Producer, Recorded By, Liner Notes – Joe Acheson
Cello – Su-a Lee
Design [Cover Image Etching By] – Norman Ackroyd
Design, Typography – Steve Sawyer
Drums – Jamie Graham (2)
Drums, Trombone – Tim Lane
French Horn, Cornet – Marcus Britton
Management [Label] – Paul Jonas (2), Robert Luis
Mastered By – Andy 'Hippy' Baldwin*
Recorded By [Most Drums Recorded With] – James Locke
Soprano Saxophone, Low Whistle, Kaval – Fraser Fifield
Violin, Viola, Piano, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Poppy Ackroyd
Cover image titled: "The Sound of Mull (detail)"
Most drums recorded at Mission Hall Studios in Leith.
Julia Biel's vocals recorded at Loftus Audio in London.
Mastered at Metropolis Mastering, London.
All tracks published by Full Thought Publishing.
Supported by The National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.
Hidden Orchestra is the solo studio project of multi-instrumentalist composer/producer Joe Acheson. The albums and live shows feature a wide variety of guest musicians from all kinds of musical backgrounds.
Попал на это чудо благодаря уникальному аниме-клипу, состоящему из фильмов студии Гибли и называещемуся «Ghost audition». «Casanova» - трек, что был выбран автором. Сначала был просто интерес, а потом, когда заиграла мелодия на кларнете, возможно, впервые в жизни возникло чувство, будто бы я слушаю не mp3-файл, а что-то живое; что-то, что взяло меня за руку и повело за собой, желая что-то сказать. Лично мне.
Вот такое чувство теперь сопровождает меня во всём альбоме. ailes grises
Zoe's awe-inspiring music is haunting and beautiful, stimulating a strong emotional response. I can imagine strolling through the woods with this music playing in my head. It has a very hypnotic, nature-like element to it. I had this on my radar for a while and finally got around to making the purchase. Magnificent music! Rob O.