Hidden Shoal in Textura’s Ten Favourite Labels of 2018 List!

Hidden Shoal is incredibly honoured to have been selected as one of Textura’s Ten Favourite Labels of 2018. Textura is, in our opinion, the premiere new music magazine and favourite of the label team for unearthing and exposing new and exciting new music. This is the second time Hidden Shoal has been selected in Textura’s best labels list and as always we are nestled against some other very special labels, all of who you should check out. Now for a very brief and unnecessary acceptance speech – we are nothing without our incredible roster of artists, who continually amaze, inspire and surprise us. Thank you all!     Related Items:Three Hidden Shoal Albums in Textura's Best of 2018!Interview with Chloe March at TexturaChloe March's "Starlings & Crows" in Textura's Top 10 of 2020!Chloe March's "Starlings & Crows" in the Curve Ball Top 30 for 2020Chloe March 'Snow Bird' Reviewed at Trust The...

Christopher Sky “Vastness” Out Now (Digital and Vinyl)

Christopher Sky‘s stunning new album Vastness is finally upon us! The album is available digitally via Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes (and the rest) and also on vinyl via Aagoo Records. Christopher Sky’s music is also available for licensing through Hidden Shoal across film, tv, games, web and beyond. Hit us up for more info. Employing guitar, rhodes piano, electronics and loops, Christopher Sky crafts soundscapes that feel boundless and expansive. Constantly evolving, each piece adopts nuanced textural and rhythmic motifs as both narrative devices and atmospheric signifiers. Sky’s deft handling of space and scale delivers some truly beatific vistas that are both inviting and transportive. Perfectly placed incidental sounds are mapped out across the album’s duration. Rather than serving as instrumental adornments, they become musical signposts. As with William Basinski’s Disintegration Loops, the act of listening becomes an exploration of the details while being gently guided by the ambience. Whether employing glitchy rhodes tones, crackling static or eerie reverberating percussion, Sky masterfully creates and sustains an atmosphere, then transforms it subtly, carrying the listener effortlessly through and between tracks with finesse. Related Items:New Christopher Sky Single, Album in NovemberChristorpher Sky 'End of an Era' Reviewed at Audio FuzzThe Lizard Point "1" Out Now on Vinyl and DigitalKramies' First Vinyl DateIsophene's "Reverbatory" Lands in CJSW Top...

New Christopher Sky Single, Album in November

We’re excited to present ‘End of an Era’, the first single lifted from Christopher Sky‘s stunning forthcoming album Vastness. The track is available to stream now via SoundCloud and is also available as a free download via Bandcamp. Vastness will see release release on the 9th of November 2018 via Hidden Shoal and Aagoo Records. Christopher Sky’s music is also available for licensing through Hidden Shoal across film, tv, games, web and beyond. Hit us up for more info. Employing guitar, rhodes piano, electronics and loops, Christopher Sky crafts soundscapes that feel boundless and expansive. Constantly evolving, each piece adopts nuanced textural and rhythmic motifs as both narrative devices and atmospheric signifiers. Sky’s deft handling of space and scale delivers some truly beatific vistas that are both inviting and transportive. Perfectly placed incidental sounds are mapped out across the album’s duration. Rather than serving as instrumental adornments, they become musical signposts. As with William Basinski’s Disintegration Loops, the act of listening becomes an exploration of the details while being gently guided by the ambience. Whether employing glitchy rhodes tones, crackling static or eerie reverberating percussion, Sky masterfully creates and sustains an atmosphere, then transforms it subtly, carrying the listener effortlessly through and between tracks with finesse. Related Items:Christopher Sky "Vastness" Out Now (Digital and Vinyl)Christorpher Sky 'End of an Era' Reviewed at Audio FuzzNew Kramies Single & Video - Everything The EndNew Moonchy & Tobias Single & Music Video - AtmosfereNew...

Christopher Sky Joins The Hidden Shoal Family

We’re very excited to welcome the wonderful Christopher Sky to the Hidden Shoal family. Sky brings with him the gorgeous By The Ocean album, released early 2018 and which now forms part of the Hidden Shoal licensing catalogue. His stunning forthcoming album Vastness will see digital release through hidden Shoal and vinyl release via Aagoo Records on the 9th of November. Christopher Sky is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Los Angeles. His first EP, Cotton Dream, featuring contributions from Paul Espinoza on guitar, was released in 2011 through his own label, Sejatski Ltd. This was followed by Audio Memory, with a stronger emphasis on guitar-based loops and sound design. After taking some time off to focus on his Let’s Drive to Alaska project – releasing In the Fifth House in 2016 – Sky returned in 2018 with By the Ocean, his first solo work in seven years, featuring five brand new songs, plus remixes by Mirror, Jubilant Ecstasy Dream and HEARTMIND. Two-track EP Orpheus and Eurydice, an ode to the classic tale of love and loss, was released on Valentine’s Day 2018. Christopher Sky’s music is available for licensing (film, tv, web, games and beyond). More info here. Related Items:Christopher Sky "Vastness" Out Now (Digital and Vinyl)New Christopher Sky Single, Album in NovemberChristorpher Sky 'End of an Era' Reviewed at Audio Fuzz"Moonchy & Tobias III" Reviewed at SubjectivistenIsophene Joins the Hidden Shoal Family, Debut Album Out in...