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On Deconstruction Manual, three students of Perth’s Murdoch University have taken the work of Hidden Shoal artists and subjected it to deconstruction, manipulation and glorious reinterpretation. The project is an ongoing collaboration between Hidden Shoal and the Murdoch University Sound Program, and the three remixes collected on this EP represent some of the diverse, innovative work produced by students of the course. Dr Simon Order, Chair of the Murdoch Sound Program, says of the project ‘Remix is such a powerful activity which fires up the imagination. These fabulous tracks bear witness to the creative energy of Murdoch Sound students.’

Skybreaker’s remix of Slow Dancing Society’s ‘I’ll Leave A Light On’ throws the original into an industrial thresher, transforming its calming piano and nylon-string guitar into a juddering nightmare of synths and snarl. Karl Ockelford’s ‘Greylands’ renders source audio from Antonymes, Boxharp, Gilded and Salli Lunn into an expansive, glowering horizon of drones, strings and distortion. Finally, Lövmark’s reworking of Antonymes’ ‘Doubt’ immerses Jan Van Den Broek’s monologue within patient, melodically rich minimal electronica.

Skybreaker is the moniker of Hadyn Lander, a versatile multi-instrumentalist and game designer whose influences range wildly from ’60s jazz-rock to modern electronica. Karl Ockelford is a musician and visual artist who has been working in and around the Perth experimental music scene for the past 15 years as part of Sub Ordnance and Abe Sada, and also releases music under the moniker Reluctant Carnivore. Lövmark is an electronic music producer hailing from Northern Sweden, now based in Fremantle, whose influences range from heavy metal to down-tempo bass music.

Cover art: Stuart Medley

Tracks 1 & 3 available for licensing. Email Cam at Hidden Shoal for more details: cam[@]hiddenshoal.com

A set of previously unreleased tracks from Italian ambient electronic artist Elisa Luu. All part of the Hidden Shoal Publishing catalogue, Find out more about Elisa Luu here: www.hiddenshoal.com/project/elisa-luu/

For all licensing enquiries email Cam at Hidden Shoal: cam[@]hiddenshoal.com

Brother Earth!

This week’s featured track is delivered by Hidden Shoal’s Tim Clarke. It’s a gorgeous track and a lovely little tale of how we snared Tim into the fold.

New feature over at Hidden Shoal. Every few weeks we ask one of the Hidden Shoal artists to choose three questions from a list of many and answer them as they wish. A little bit of fun mixed with a little bit of insight – and a nice preview to the full-length interviews we have lined up throughout the year with all the Hidden Shoal artists.

First up Todd Tobias!

Hidden Shoal is proud to announce the release of the stunning new EP In Between by German artist Kryshe. As its name suggests, In Between lives and breathes in the spaces around each carefully played note. This exquisitely subtle and detailed five-track EP resonates with chilly grandeur and heartening warmth. Across spacious vistas reminiscent of the collaborative work of Brian Eno and Harold Budd, delicate yet assured melodies unfurl before being subjected to delicate manipulation. This is enveloping, minimal music with a fragility that belies its emotional potency.

Opening with the shimmering piano melodies and tape-chewed ambience of the majestic title track, with detours via the angelic music-box miniature ‘Iceland’ and the glitch-scarred sustain-scapes of ‘Africa’, and concluding with the achingly melancholic ‘Lullaby’, In Between is a perfectly formed release that announces an understated new ambient craftsman.

“Pressed with the poise and steeled with the atmospheric tenderness of Antonymes and softly coaxed by the delicately yearn of Vini Reilly this gem provides one of those rare occasional moments which once veered into earshot has jaws dropped agape and clocks literally frozen still.” – The Sunday Experience

In Between is available now via Kryshe’s Bandcamp along with the freely downloadable track ‘Africa’. Be sure to get your ears in front of this as it really is something special.

Good times people! Ahead of the release of Todd Tobias‘s latest slice of experimental rock wonder Impossible Cities we have the first single for your delectation. ‘Kur’ is at once playful, brooding and psychedelic – everything we’ve come to expect from Tobias’s solo work and more. Grab it now via Bandcamp or stream it at SoundCloud via the link below.

Todd Tobias’s ongoing exploration of rock’s darkest and most hypnotic realms was inspired by the Ital Calvino book Invisible Cities with each track named after an imaginary city. Tobias is known for his work with Robert Pollard, Circus Devils and Guided by Voices as composer, producer and collaborator as being one half of Brother Earth (with Steve Five).

#circusdevils #robertpollard #gbv, #psychedelicrock 

We’re super excited to announce the release of Revolving Maze, the debut album by electronic duo Involved. We’ve been spinning this album non-stop since we first got sent the demos so its wonderful to finally be able to share it.