“Happened across this as we were turning it in for the night, a new name your price downloadable compilation by Australia’s finest purveyors of elegantly drawn dream pop Hidden Shoals. Entitled ‘long range transmissions’ it features a gathering of talents, some familiar – Antonymes, Markus Mehr, Slow Dancing Society et al along with some not so such as gilded and cheekbone. However what attracted us apart from the obvious as ever high quality seductive ambience tonalities literally peeling from the grooves was a delightful little thing from Elisa Luu entitled ‘chromatic sigh’. A breathlessly beautiful slice of porcelain noir classicism, an all too brief heavenly visitation, the slow shift into focus of the sound of a celestial calling emerging into the open to bathe all in the tingling shower of warming radiance, an out of body astral gliding odyssey which for a moment utterly transfixes its delicately balanced and perfectly poised gaze to fix and fill you with ethereal enchantment. And so to something familiar, regular visitors to these pages will be all too aware of our affection for Chloe March who here with ‘old tree, mon coeur’ doesn’t disappoint in the slightest and into the bargain offers up this sweetly mesmerising rustic ghost light, a fairy dust sprayed dream draped lost in the moment beguiling bouquet that shyly treads in the kind of amorphous star twinkled worlds of Musetta albeit as though aided and abetted by a soiree of siren sighs from a chill tripped Laetita and Mary from Stereolab.”
Hidden Shoal MixTape
- Beautiful New Target Archery Video + Stream – ‘Soujourn’
- New Summon the Birds Single – ‘Funeral for a King’
- Summon the Birds Single Premiere on The Big Takeover
- Slow Dancing Society ‘An Invitation (The Drive Home)’ Single
- New Rewilding Single and Video!
- Summon the Birds ‘London Tap Water’ Reviewed at [sic] Magazine
- Battlestations “Vixit” Reviewed at A Closer Listen
- Slow Dancing Society “Night Takes Day” Reviewed at Opus
- Washington Hebrew ‘Ima Try’ Reviewed at The Sunday Experience
- New Liminal Drifter Remix Album – Pre-Orders & Track Stream!