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First Single from New Hidden Shoal Remix Compilation

By any other nameBoy In Nature’s remix of Target Archery’s ‘Opium Den’ is the first single lifted from By any other name, a forthcoming compilation of remixes of recently released tracks by Hidden Shoal artists. The track is available now as a free download via Bandcamp and to stream via SoundCloud. By any other name will see release on the 19th August 2019, available as a free download via Bandcamp and streamable via Spotify.

For By any other name, Hidden Shoal invited a number of emerging Perth artists to rework a selection of tracks from the label’s catalogue. With 11 artists reimagining tracks by Target Archery, Erik Nilsson, Glanko & Daniel Bailey, Summon the Birds, Chloe March and Isophene, what’s most striking about By any other name is both the expansive nature of the individual tracks, and the cohesiveness of the overall listening experience.

By any other name features remixes by Boy In Nature, Austy, Alexi, Michael Tyrie, Sue Summers, Ryan Jose, Daniel Zinetti, Crier, Cron, Shane Isard and JW. Boy In Nature infuses the languid tones of Target Archery’s ‘Opium Den’ with an effervescent buoyancy. On Michael Tyrie’s reimagining of Summon the Birds’ ‘Tactile Hallucination’, the structure of the song is inverted, with the epic climax acting as a cinematic scene-setter. Cron’s re-envisioning of Glanko & Bailey’s ambient masterpiece ‘Adiaphora’ injects the original with urgency without losing its sense of grandeur. And Daniel Zinetti’s brilliant deconstruction of Chloe March’s ‘Old Tree Mon Coeur’ breaks the original into a thousand pieces and then ejects them into space.

As always this music is available for licensing for film, tv, games and more through Hidden Shoal.

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New Jumpel Single, Album in July!

Black Sand Cover ArtWe’re excited to announce the release of the gorgeous new Jumpel single ‘Black Sand’. The track is lifted from Cabogato, the fifth album by the German ambient-electronica artist and his first in six years. Download ‘Black Sand’ via Bandcamp, stream it via SoundCloud and watch the video over at YouTube.

“Qualitatively spacious, electronically dense, cinematically enthralling and calmly floating”Igloo Magazine

Cabogato Despite his obvious mastery of the dizzying possibilities afforded by technology, Jumpel continues to craft music of intense intimacy and humanity. Cabogato is the product of experimentation with modular synthesizers, field recordings and piano, finely honed into a song suite inspired by time spent at Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park in the Andalusia region of Spain. An enthralling testament to the power of careful distillation and minimalism, Cabogato exudes an emotional complexity that belies its seemingly simple surfaces. From the expansive low-key pulse of ‘Black Sand’ to the delicate, piano-led ‘You’, the album’s vulnerability is both reflective and hypnotic.

All songs from Cabogato along with the rest of the Jumpel catalogue are available for licensing across film, tv, web, games and beyond. Check out our licensing page for more info and don’t hesitate to contact us to see how we can work together on your project.

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REW<< “Salix Babylonica” EP Out Now

Salix BabylonicaWe’re excited to present the stunning new REW<< EP Salix Babylonica. The EP is available now via Bandcamp, Spotify and all other good online stores and streamers and the first single lifted from the release, ‘Salix Amygdaloides’, and its accompanying music video is also available. Don’t forget that REW<<‘s music is available for licensing for film, tv, games and more through Hidden Shoal.

Following on from his beautiful 2018 Hidden Shoal EP Conversation Arctique, REW<<’s Salix Babylonica is a perfectly realised series of neoclassical miniatures. Each of the five tracks is centred around the piano, with the spaces around each note delicately coloured with strings and synth, tracing out a gentle, melodic dance. The feel of the EP recalls Nils Frahm’s masterful Felt – in which the incidental sounds of the piano are as important as the articulated notes – as well as the precise minimalism of Julien Marchal’s Insight series. Perhaps most striking, though, is the EP’s emotional pull, with each piece evoking a timeless, melancholic interlude from a perfectly realised short film.

“Having worked along side acts such as The Promise Ring, Decibully and being one half of the dream pop duo, Eric & Magill, Weber has such an incredible skill set and scope that it’s no surprise his track, “Salix Amygdaloides” is a gorgeous one.”Rural Sounds

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Slow Dancing Society’s “The Dream Council” Out Now

The Dream CouncilWe’re excited to announce the official release of The Dream Council, the masterful new album by post-ambient artist Slow Dancing Society. The album is available now via Bandcamp and is also available across all good online platforms such as Spotify, iTunes and Amazon.

On The Dream Council, the second Slow Dancing Society release of 2019 following the epic Fantosmes, Drew Sullivan embraces his cinematic leanings with full force. Drawing equally on the strident melodicism of John Williams and the brooding low end of Hans Zimmer, The Dream Council excels in its dynamic interplay between light and shade, rest and propulsion. The album offers a carefully mapped out narrative path, exploring a beautiful liminal space between the earthly and the cosmic.

All songs from The Dream Council along with the rest of the Slow Dancing Society catalogue are available for licensing across film, tv, web, games and beyond. Check out our licensing page for more info and don’t hesitate to contact us to see how we can work together on your project.

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Chloe March Nominated for Independent Music Award!

Blood-Red SparkHidden Shoal’s own Chloe March has been nominated for the Pop Album category of the Independent Music Awards! Her stunning album Blood-Red Spark will be judged by the likes of Tom Waits and Robert Smith. So very deserved.

 

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New REW<< Single ‘Salix Amygdaloides’, EP Out In May

REW (Photo by Joe Wigdahl)We’re excited to present the stunning new single, ‘Salix Amygdaloides’, and its accompanying music video taken from Salix Babylonica, the new EP by REW<<. The EP will see release on the 14th of May 2019. Don’t forget that REW<<‘s music is available for licensing for film, tv, games and more through Hidden Shoal.

Following on from his beautiful 2018 Hidden Shoal EP Conversation Arctique, REW<<’s Salix Babylonica is a perfectly realised series of neoclassical miniatures. Each of the five tracks is centred around the piano, with the spaces around each note delicately coloured with strings and synth, tracing out a gentle, melodic dance. The feel of the EP recalls Nils Frahm’s masterful Felt – in which the incidental sounds of the piano are as important as the articulated notes – as well as the precise minimalism of Julien Marchal’s Insight series. Perhaps most striking, though, is the EP’s emotional pull, with each piece evoking a timeless, melancholic interlude from a perfectly realised short film.

 

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New Slow Dancing Society Single, Album in April

There's Nothing in Motion and I'm SatisfiedThe flow of amazing new material from Slow Dancing Society is not looking to stop anytime soon. Case in point, the stunning new single ‘There’s Nothing in Motion and I’m Satisfied’, lifted from the forthcoming Slow Dancing Society album The Dream Council. Stream the track via SoundCloud and then head to Bandcamp and pre-order the album ahead of it’s 20th of April release.

The entire Slow Dancing Society catalogue is available for licensing across film, tv, web, games and beyond. Check out our licensing page for more info and don’t hesitate to contact us to see how we can work together on your project.

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The World of Dust “Samsara” Out Now (Vinyl, CD, Digital)

samsarawebcoverThe day has finally come! Samsara, the utterly brilliant collaboration between Dutch slowcore dream-pop artist The World of Dust’s Stefan Breuer and Todd Tobias (Guided by Voices, Robert Pollard, Circus Devils) has now officially entered the world. The album is available now in vinyl, CD and digital formats via Tiny Room Records in collaboration with Hidden Shoal. Also don’t forget to check out the wonderful new music video for single, ‘Tarot’.

Samsara is effectively a full-length collaboration between The World of Dust’s Stefan Breuer and Todd Tobias (Guided by Voices, Robert Pollard, Circus Devils). Previously contributing keyboard arrangements for 2015’s World of Dust album Womb Realm, Tobias created all the instrumental backdrops for Samsara’s evocative songs. A shadowy universe of forlorn beauty, this lo-fi bedroom pop experiment is shrouded in elemental imagery and laden with ennui. Intimate and wistful, Samsara mines a similarly rich emotive seam to Norwegian slowcore legends The White Birch.

The process for Samsara saw Tobias send Breuer 26 instrumental ideas, from which Breuer chose those which resonated with him most. Over the course of nearly two years, Breuer wrote and refined an especially personal suite of lyrics, reflecting his struggles with his mental health and his experience of becoming a father. The result is World of Dust’s most fully realised and vivid album to date.

All tracks from Samsara as well as the music of Todd Tobias  is available for licensing for film, tv, web, games and beyond via Hidden Shoal. Check here for more info.

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New Single from The World of Dust ‘Tarot’ – Music Video & Stream

samsarawebcoverWe’re very excited to present the the second single lifted from Samsara, the fifth album by Dutch slowcore dream-pop artist The World of Dust. The single is accompanied by wonderfully playful music video The World of Dust’s Stefan Breuer.  Check out the video here and stream the song here. The album will see official release on the 1st of March 2019 via Hidden Shoal and Tiny Room Records with pre-orders available now.

Samsara is effectively a full-length collaboration between The World of Dust’s Stefan Breuer and Todd Tobias (Guided by Voices, Robert Pollard, Circus Devils). Previously contributing keyboard arrangements for 2015’s World of Dust album Womb Realm, Tobias created all the instrumental backdrops for Samsara’s evocative songs. A shadowy universe of forlorn beauty, this lo-fi bedroom pop experiment is shrouded in elemental imagery and laden with ennui. Intimate and wistful, Samsara mines a similarly rich emotive seam to Norwegian slowcore legends The White Birch.

The process for Samsara saw Tobias send Breuer 26 instrumental ideas, from which Breuer chose those which resonated with him most. Over the course of nearly two years, Breuer wrote and refined an especially personal suite of lyrics, reflecting his struggles with his mental health and his experience of becoming a father. The result is World of Dust’s most fully realised and vivid album to date.

All tracks from Samsara as well as the music of Todd Tobias  is available for licensing for film, tv, web, games and beyond via Hidden Shoal. Check here for more info.

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Slow Dancing Society “Fantosmes” Out Now (Vinyl, Tape, CD & Digital)

FantosmesWe’re very excited to announce the release of another slice of Slow Dancing Society brilliance. The sublime four track long player Fantosmes is now available on vinyl, tape, CD and in digital formats. The tape release is in collaboration with the wonderful folks at Dreamshore Tapes and all other physical and digital formats are available at the Slow Dancing Society Bandcamp page and all good third party digital stores and streaming services.

Following on from The Torchlight Parade Vols. I–II, voted as the best ambient release of 2018 by Textura, Fantosmes finds Slow Dancing Society expanding his twilight enquiries in multiple dimensions. Comprising four eleven-plus-minute tracks, the expansive breadth and depth of this album is tempered by its attention to texture and detail. Sullivan masterfully terraforms astonishingly vivid and robust soundscapes from otherwise fragile, ephemeral sounds. Whereas The Torchlight Parade Vols. I–II felt like a night drive through cities and suburbs, Fantosmes seeks to escape our earthly bounds, with a more universal, cosmic trajectory.

“More than a decade after the release of his first Slow Dancing Society collection, The Sound of Lights When Dim, Drew Sullivan continues to uphold the high standard of that debut with his two-volume The Torchlight Parade… an encompassing portrait of this distinguished ambient-electronic artist” – Textura on The Torchlight Parade, their #1 ambient album of 2018

“Drew Sullivan continues to confirm his status as a master of instrumental melodic ambience” – Long Live Vinyl (Wyndham Wallace) on The Torchlight Parade

The entire Slow Dancing Society catalogue is available for licensing across film, tv, web, games and beyond. Check out our licensing page for more info and don’t hesitate to contact us to see how we can work together on your project.

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