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The Dusk Recital
by Slow Dancing Society


Makee
by Makee


Nights Bright Days

by Chloë March


Impossible Cities
by Todd Tobias


Latest News & Features

Hidden Shoal is Luna Kafe’s 2nd Favourite Label of 2014!

Hidden Shoal has just been honoured at the wonderful Norwegian zine Luna Kafé. The label has scooped the number 2 spot on Luna Kafé’s list of top 10 indie labels of 2014! Thanks to Håvard Oppøyen and the lovely Luna Kafé team for their ongoing support of great...

Three Questions With Christian Grothe

Under his Kryshe moniker, Germany’s Christian Grothe has produced some of the most beguiling and mesmerising experimental ambient music released in the last few years. His improvisational approach and incredibly delicate and atmospheric use of guitar, piano and...

“Down Low” Mixtape by Hidden Shoal

Following on from Markus Mehr’s brilliant Kitsch Before Glitch mix, the second installment in our new MixTape series comes from Hidden Shoal manager Cam Merton. Down Low beautifully showcases the breadth of down-tempo guitar-based music in Hidden Shoal’s...

Debut Umpire and Mukaizake Releases Join the Hidden Shoal Catalogue

We’re very excited to announce that the stunning debut releases by Perth bands Mukaizake and Umpire – originally released in 2003 and 2009 respectively – have now joined our publishing and licensing catalogue. Umpire’s self-titled EP and Mukaizake’s...

Antonymes CD & Digital Sale

Time to fill in the missing blanks of your Antonymes discography people! There is a CD & Digital sale on now across his entire catalogue over at Bandcamp. There is limited CD stock for a number of releases so it’s first come, first served. In case you missed...

Slow Motion Cinema – An Interview with Half Film

Half Film plays trance music. Not the mindless beat-driven sort you find in sweaty clubs, but the kind of sounds that put you into a deeply meditative state where you confront your deepest fears and converse with your truest self. What little writing I can find about...

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Latest Reviews

Elisa Luu “Enchanting Gaze” Reviewed At Luna Kafe

“Last moonth we checked out Elisa Luu’s single, “Shebeen”, and here’s the rest of the album. A mini-album, that is, as the 6 tracks clocks in at (less than) 35 minutes. Which is a perfect length, I believe. The music of Luu floats on so...

Brother Earth “Positive Haywires” Reviewed at Luna Kafe

Brother Earth is the collaboration of singer Steve Five (of a band called The Library is on Fire) and multi-instrumentalist Todd Tobias (of Circus Devils). Their label, Hidden Shoal call their musical project to sound like: ‘Their shadowy, kaleidoscopic music vacillates between brooding textural pieces and exuberant rock-and-roll at the drop of a hat, chasing the ghosts of pop music past into a hall of cracked mirrors.’ Yes, right! Ghosts, that is all true. Brother Earth play ghost-ridden pop, or freaked out drone pop, with hints of psychedelic folk. Dare to be suprised, to be spoked, and thrilled.

Makee “Makee” EP Reviewed at Luna Kafe

In some strange way Makee’s music make me think of a more shy, dance-beat version of, say…Joy Division and The National. Add some Caribou, as well as much/many more.

Todd Tobias “Impossible Cities” Reviewed at Mpodia

“The hypnotic and sometimes dark sounds of this album will take you from city to city. Each imaginary city has its own atmosphere and sky line. This is the approach of the album Todd Tobias.
Tobias played with his brother Tim at Clouds Forming Crowns and psychedelic rock act Circus Devils. When he beginning of this millennium took place behind the buttons, this was where he felt comfortable with. He produced ao Guided By Voices, but it could not prevent him to continue to experiment with music.”

Makee “Makee” EP Reviewed at Music Won’t Save You

“In that broad limbo between reminiscences wave and soundscapes driven by the rhythm ranks the Australian Daniel Cavalli, to debut under the alias Makee with a self-titled EP released by compatriot Hidden Shoal.”

Markus Mehr “Binary Rooms” Reviewed at Kulturterrorismus

“On Binary Rooms Markus Mehr combines the styles Ambient, Drone, Noise, musique concrete & avant-garde. Their interaction results in a multi-layered soundtrack and this mixed-up thing challenges the listener but rewards by its intensity and and diverting listening experience. “Binary Rooms” is overall a masterpiece by Markus Mehr that should be heard exclusively in it’s entirety. People with a high threshold in term of demands have to check out Markus Mehr “Binary Rooms” without doubt. It´s diverse atmospheres are moving, unsettling and fascinating. – My absolute recommendation.”