Latest Releases


Blood Love
by Summon the Birds


prologue: The Magic Lantern
by Slow Dancing Society


Blood-Red Spark
by Chloe March


Clock of the Long Now
by Target Archery


Latest News & Features

Hidden Shoal Artists Featured on Rudy Maxa Soundtrack

The new episode from the award winning Rudy Maxa’s World is airing tonight on PBS. Why should you care about this Emmy award winning tv show? Besides being a brilliant travel show that uses food and local producers to tell it’s stories, it also features...

New Slow Dancing Society Single, Forthcoming Album

We’re very excited to announce The Torchlight Parade, the forthcoming ninth album from US-based ambient artist Slow Dancing Society (Drew Sullivan). Sullivan’s debut, The Sound of Lights When Dim, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, is now...

Erik Nilsson “The Imperfect Tense” Out Now!

We’re very excited to announce the release of The Imperfect Tense, the brilliant new album by Swedish instrumental experimentalist Erik Nilsson. The album is available now via Bandcamp and all good 3rd party stores such as iTunes and Spotify. Stream the epic...

Todd Tobias “Massabu Evening Entertainments” Out Now!

We’re excited to announce the official release of Massabu Evening Entertainments, the new album from American experimental rockist and soundscaper Todd Tobias (Guided by Voices producer, Circus Devils, Robert Pollard collaborator). The album is out now via Hidden...

Three Questions with Erik Nilsson

Erik Nilsson creates music that, in someways, defies logic. It is intrinsically linked to the manipulation and re-ordering of the “natural”, yet through this process somehow creates a new “nature”. Releases such as Hearing Things, Recollage and...

Connected View “Chun Pop” Out Now!

We’re very excited to finally be able to lay Chun Pop on you, the brilliant new album by experimental instrumental pop trio Connected View. The album follows on from single ‘Dark Dogs’, accompanied by a wonderful music video by Australian video...

Latest Reviews

Test Card ‘Marble Index’ Reviewed at The Revue

“In our never-ending quest to find the best new music, we often stumble upon a veteran artist who somehow escaped our notice. Such is the case with Canadian musician Lee Nicholson – a.k.a. Test Card. Fortunately for us, his 2016 album Start Up Close Down is...

Summon the Birds “Blood Love” Reviewed at [sic] Magazine

” Fables of the Reconstruction Melbourne’s Summon The Birds evoke a rich tapestry of musical tradition while still managing to sound modern and original. Their bio cites influences from progressive rock, post-rock and, well… rock. Having featured preceding...

Crisopa “Transhumante” Reviewed at [sic] Magazine

“I’m a minute in, and I already feel that this is an exciting record that’s going to take me some where new. Indeed, I was not expecting the trancy beats to burst into the synthy shoegazeness, nor the heavily vocodered vocals. And that’s only track 1. ‘I am the...

Crisopa “Transhumante” Reviewed at Igloo Magazine

“In late January 2017, Crisopa (aka Madrid-based Santiago Lizón) took a splinter break from n5MD and released Transhumante, an extended 7-track digital album. His previous two titles on n5MD were vibrant shoegaze-electronics etched with fuzzy melodic treasures...

Crisopa “Transhumante” Reviewed at Norman Records

“Athens’ fairweathered Sound In Silence label has released some of the most kindly music of our last couple years, having slowly expanded their ambient roster outwards into beatwork and bravado. This release from Crisopa sees them break out of their cosy cocoon...

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