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Brief Conversations
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New Memorybell Single and Music Video

We’re very excited to present ‘Sigh of Floes’, the stunning new single from the forthcoming Memorybell album Solace. The track is accompanied by a beautiful music video from Australian video artist and Hidden Shoal founder Cam Merton. ‘Sigh of...

The Slanted City – New Single and Forthcoming Debut Album

Hidden Shoal is excited to announce the release of the first single lifted from the self-titled debut album by The Slanted City, the new minimalist pop project from Erik Nilsson. ‘False Starts’ is available now via Spotify, Bandcamp and SoundCloud ahead of...

Paraphon “Soviet Cities on the Moon”

Hidden Shoal is excited to announce the release of Soviet Cities on the Moon, the epic debut release from Paraphon. The album is available for download now via Bandcamp and is also available for licensing (film, tv, web etc) via Hidden Shoal. Soviet Cities on the Moon...

Rewilding Feature at Anchorage Press

Check out this awesome feature and mini-interview with Jake McFee (aka Rewilding) over at Anchorage Press. Jake talks about the new album, Rain Patch, and his experience as a Park Ranger at The Grand Canyon and Glacier Bay. Following on from 2017’s self-titled debut...

Karl Blau & The World of Dust – “Blue Herons” Split 7″

We’re excited to announce the release of Blue Herons, the new split 7″ from Karl Blau & The World of Dust. These two gorgeous tracks will be released through the wonderful Tiny Room Records with licensing of The World of Dust track ‘The Life of...

Brief Conversations: An Interview with Markus Mehr

With the release of his new album Brief Conversations, Markus Mehr has delivered a stunning marriage of musicality and acoustic experimentalism. Through the capture and transformation of the sounds of the internal spaces we inhabit, Mehr presents a new kind of magical...

Latest Reviews

Liminal Drifter “Connected” Reviewed at Xpress Mag

“After moving to Western Australia from the UK in 2005, Dr. Simon Order formed the solo project Liminal Drifter in 2013, and has since built up an excellent catalogue of music. His new album Connected follows on from well-received 2018 album The Dreams,...

Rewilding ‘Home Shore Highlights’ Reviewed at Fingertips

The oddly inviting instrumental “Home Shore Highlights” intermingles the organic and the electronic with idiosyncratic aplomb. Listen, for instance, to how the synthesizer takes the lead at some moments, a homely glockenspiel at others. The overall effect is a singular type of unsophisticated sophistication—it feels both homespun and skillfully assembled. On the one hand, the song is little more than a variety of recurring, related melodies on top of an unhurried tropical beat; on the other hand, things feel ongoingly off-kilter and endearing. As different sounds take turns in the spotlight, one consistent underlying element is the hands-on percussion, mixed with a bashy spaciousness that adds three-dimensionality to the aural landscape.

Markus Mehr “Brief Conversations” Reviewed at ambientblog

“Don’t expect spoken ‘conversations’ on this album: these tracks are reflections of the ‘conversations’ German experimental artist Markus Mehr had exploring different rooms. “Rooms communicate with us, we can listen to them”. For the inexperienced listener, some...

Liminal Drifter “Connected” Reviewed at Happy Mag

“Last week, when Perth-based artist Liminal Drifter shared his first single of 2020, Choir On Mars, we suspected that his then-unreleased album Connected was packing plenty more great material. Today, the album has officially been released, and our suspicions...

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