Hidden Shoal News

New Memorybell Single from “Membranes”, Album Pre-Orders

MembranesWe’re excited to present the new single, and album pre-orders for Membranes, the 5th LP by American neoclassical ambient artist Memorybell. The album sees release on the 10th of June through Hidden Shoal. The title track is available to stream via SoundCloud and album CD pre-orders are available via Bandcamp.

Membranes is the 5th LP by American ambient artist Memorybell. After three previous releases of modular synth-based daydreams – Solace (2020), No Anchor (2021) and Glass Garden (2021) – multi-instrumentalist Grant Hazard Outerbridge returns to his roots with seven meditative piano pieces, his first album of solo piano since Obsolete (2016).

The songs were recorded at home, and their physical spaces are blended with unreal ones, to mimic the experience of being in two places at once, one real and one imagined. The album explores the liminal regions associated with pain. Between December 2020 and November 2021, Outerbridge was in excruciating pain caused by the side effects of various medications. He underwent multiple surgeries and spent much of the year incapacitated in bed. Membranes is the result. The title is a reference to staring through pain while imagining one is somewhere else.

“Essential to anyone searching for an aural retreat from an over-compressed world of packaged sound… Highly recommended for fans of solo piano and intersected genres, where Brian Eno meets Satie.” Headphone Commute on Obsolete

 

New Rewilding Album “Abandoned Kiva” Out Now!

Abandoned KivaHidden Shoal is proud to present the wonderful new album from US experimental pop project Rewilding. Abandoned Kiva is available now in digital and CD formats. The latest single and accompanying music video is also available now to stream and watch. The music of Rewilding is available for licensing for film, tv, web, games and beyond via Hidden Shoal. Check here for more info.

Following on from 2020’s mesmerising instrumental album Rain Patch, Rewilding’s new album, Abandoned Kiva, traverses exciting new ground for the band. In-keeping with the album’s underlying theme of seeking fresh connections in a world characterised by disconnection, the album introduces vocals by new collaborator Monica Alexandra, while continuing to explore the blurred lines between lo-fi indie-pop, post-rock and film soundtracks.

With Alexandra’s vocals in the mix alongside Jake McFee’s own, Abandoned Kiva shares musical DNA with Broadcast’s Tender Buttons, where haunting voices weave amid dense, dark musical hallways, flickering with the promise of revelation while perpetually dodging out of reach. Single ‘Astro-Geo Alignment’ typifies the album’s charms, as rickety rhythms are held together by hazy guitars, synths and voices, warping the listener’s perception of the music’s temporal and spatial dimensions.

“Further Hidden Shoal loveliness… a set made up of intricately teased melodic miniatures with an affectionate nod to both Fridge and Pram… its dreamily reflective tones are teasingly sculptured in a disarmingly fragile whittling”The Sunday Experience on Rewilding single ‘High Desert’

New Erik Nilsson EP – “Dirge”

Dirge Cover ArtDirge, the fourth instalment of Erik Nilsson‘s Notes and Sketches series, draws together and expands on material generated though Nilsson’s engagement with the Disquiet Junto Project. The EP is available now via Bandcamp and can be streamed on Spotify et al. The music of Erik Nilsson is available for licensing (film, tv, web etc) via Hidden Shoal.

The title track is a short moody instrumental featuring the electric guitar as both lead and percussion instrument. Phrase Switch Etude is built up of a series of interlocking phrases, played with various techniques on an acoustic guitar, followed by a time-stretched and, through various other means, mangled ambient remix of the title track. The collection closes with a remix of ‘Rumore de Roma’, off of Nilsson’s debut album Recollage.

Moonchy & Tobias “Golem” Out Now!

GolemWe’re excited to announce the official release of the new Moonchy & Tobias album, Golem. The album is available now through through Tiny Room Records and Hidden Shoal and can be purchased (CD + Digital) via Bandcamp and streamed via Spotify.

Golem sees Moonchy & Tobias boldly embarking on a treacherous journey through haunted, psychedelic territory. Moonchy is the Medicine Woman in this dark rainforest, with Tobias dredging up waterlogged sound from the swamp and refracting it through a hall of mirrors. While M&T’s widely acclaimed previous albums prioritized atmosphere over rhythmic intensity, Golem stirs in a heady dose of grinding bass and guitar textures familiar to fans of 90s bands such as Girls Against Boys and Morphine.

The album hurtles into view with ‘Zoas’, tapping into the lurching alt-rock magic of Captain Beefheart or Scary Monsters-era Bowie. First single, ‘Potio Medicata’ leans into an insistent Middle-Eastern flavored ostinato, melodically infused and mesmerizing, whilst ‘Mintea’ counterbalances its strident guitar riffing and joyous cowbell with Moonchy’s eerie vocal.

The music of Moonchy & Tobias is available for licensing for film, tv, web and beyond via Hidden Shoal.

Willem Gator “Sold Out” EP Out Now!

Sold OutWillem Gator‘s latest slice of electronic mesmerism, Sold Out, is now officially available. The EP can be streamed via Spotify and is also available via the usual outlets. The single, ‘Jingle Plaid’, is available to stream via SoundCloud and is accompanied by a beautiful music video.

Sold Out taps into both the playful, danceable territory of Severed Heads and the focused melodic drive of early Warp releases. ‘2007’ is hypnotic and pulsing, evoking a dreamy, nocturnal landscape. ‘Fragments Vol. 2’ conjures an eerie, almost tribal atmosphere, like Popul Vuh jamming with Dead Can Dance. The five-track release reaches its climax with the 11-minute ‘It Collapse’, which lays elegant yet icy synth tones over stuttering rhythms and a roving, questioning bassline.

Willem Gator is Giuseppe Musmeci, self-taught composer, guitarist, electronic musician and member of the Italian post-rock outfit HC-B. Musmeci’s rich background in electronic music production and keen sense of texture sees him creating highly distinctive music. Willem Gator has performed throughout Europe, sharing the stage with musicians such as FM Einhet (Einsturzende Neubauten), Flying Luttenbachers, Unsane, DJ Spooky, Pansonic, Nobokazu Takemura, U-Cef, Battles and Art Brut.

The music of Willem Gator is available for licensing (film, tv, web, exhibition etc). Head here for more details.

New Single from Moonchy & Tobias’s “Golem”

GolemWe’re excited to present ‘Mintea’, the second single from the forthcoming Moonchy & Tobias album, Golem. The track is available now to stream via SoundCloud ahead of the album release on 25th March through Tiny Room Records and Hidden Shoal. First single, ‘Potio Medicata’, is also streaming on SoundCloud along with it’s accompanying music video available to stream via YouTube.

Golem sees Moonchy & Tobias boldly embarking on a treacherous journey through haunted, psychedelic territory. Moonchy is the Medicine Woman in this dark rainforest, with Tobias dredging up waterlogged sound from the swamp and refracting it through a hall of mirrors. While M&T’s widely acclaimed previous albums prioritized atmosphere over rhythmic intensity, Golem stirs in a heady dose of grinding bass and guitar textures familiar to fans of 90s bands such as Girls Against Boys and Morphine.

The album hurtles into view with ‘Zoas’, tapping into the lurching alt-rock magic of Captain Beefheart or Scary Monsters-era Bowie. First single, ‘Potio Medicata’ leans into an insistent Middle-Eastern flavored ostinato, melodically infused and mesmerizing, whilst ‘Mintea’ counterbalances its strident guitar riffing and joyous cowbell with Moonchy’s eerie vocal.

The music of Moonchy & Tobias is available for licensing for film, tv, web and beyond via Hidden Shoal.

New Willem Gator Track and Music Video

Sold OutWe’re excited to present ‘Jingle Plaid’, the first track lifted from Italian electronic artist Willem Gator‘s forthcoming EP Sold Out. The track is available to stream via SoundCloud and is accompanied by a beautiful music video. The EP will see release on the 1st March 2022.

Sold Out taps into both the playful, danceable territory of Severed Heads and the focused melodic drive of early Warp releases. ‘2007’ is hypnotic and pulsing, evoking a dreamy, nocturnal landscape. ‘Fragments Vol. 2’ conjures an eerie, almost tribal atmosphere, like Popul Vuh jamming with Dead Can Dance. The five-track release reaches its climax with the 11-minute ‘It Collapse’, which lays elegant yet icy synth tones over stuttering rhythms and a roving, questioning bassline.

Willem Gator is Giuseppe Musmeci, self-taught composer, guitarist, electronic musician and member of the Italian post-rock outfit HC-B. Musmeci’s rich background in electronic music production and keen sense of texture sees him creating highly distinctive music. Willem Gator has performed throughout Europe, sharing the stage with musicians such as FM Einhet (Einsturzende Neubauten), Flying Luttenbachers, Unsane, DJ Spooky, Pansonic, Nobokazu Takemura, U-Cef, Battles and Art Brut.

The music of Willem Gator is available for licensing (film, tv, web, exhibition etc). Head here for more details.

 

New Rewilding Single and Music Video

Abandoned KivaHidden Shoal is excited to present the new single, ‘Astro-Geo Alignment’, from US experimental pop project Rewilding. The track is lifted from the forthcoming album Abandoned Kiva, which will see release on April 8th in digital and CD formats with pre-orders now available. The single and accompanying music video is available now to stream and watch. The music of Rewilding is available for licensing for film, tv, web, games and beyond via Hidden Shoal. Check here for more info.

Following on from 2020’s mesmerising instrumental album Rain Patch, Rewilding’s new album, Abandoned Kiva, traverses exciting new ground for the band. In-keeping with the album’s underlying theme of seeking fresh connections in a world characterised by disconnection, the album introduces vocals by new collaborator Monica Alexandra, while continuing to explore the blurred lines between lo-fi indie-pop, post-rock and film soundtracks.

With Alexandra’s vocals in the mix alongside Jake McFee’s own, Abandoned Kiva shares musical DNA with Broadcast’s Tender Buttons, where haunting voices weave amid dense, dark musical hallways, flickering with the promise of revelation while perpetually dodging out of reach. Single ‘Astro-Geo Alignment’ typifies the album’s charms, as rickety rhythms are held together by hazy guitars, synths and voices, warping the listener’s perception of the music’s temporal and spatial dimensions.

“Further Hidden Shoal loveliness… a set made up of intricately teased melodic miniatures with an affectionate nod to both Fridge and Pram… its dreamily reflective tones are teasingly sculptured in a disarmingly fragile whittling”The Sunday Experience on Rewilding single ‘High Desert’

 

New Moonchy & Tobias Single, Album in March

GolemWe’re excited to announce the release of ‘Potio Medicata’, the new single from the forthcoming Moonchy & Tobias album, Golem. The single is available now to stream via SoundCloud ahead of the album release on 25th March through Tiny Room Records and Hidden Shoal. ‘Potio Medicata’ is accompanied by a suitably playful music video available to stream via YouTube.

Golem sees Moonchy & Tobias boldly embarking on a treacherous journey through haunted, psychedelic territory. Moonchy is the Medicine Woman in this dark rainforest, with Tobias dredging up waterlogged sound from the swamp and refracting it through a hall of mirrors. While M&T’s widely acclaimed previous albums prioritized atmosphere over rhythmic intensity, Golem stirs in a heady dose of grinding bass and guitar textures familiar to fans of 90s bands such as Girls Against Boys and Morphine.

The album hurtles into view with ‘Zoas’, tapping into the lurching alt-rock magic of Captain Beefheart or Scary Monsters-era Bowie. First single, ‘Potio Medicata’ leans into an insistent Middle-Eastern flavored ostinato, melodically infused and mesmerizing, whilst ‘Mintea’ counterbalances its strident guitar riffing and joyous cowbell with Moonchy’s eerie vocal.

The music of Moonchy & Tobias is available for licensing for film, tv, web and beyond via Hidden Shoal.

Stunning Neo-Classical EP From Lunar Landscape’s Arnaud Sigonney

Arnaud SigonneyHidden Shoal is excited to present the debut solo release from Lunar Landscape‘s Arnaud Sigonney. In contrast to the epic, progressive sound of Lunar Landscape, this solo EP finds Sigonney exploring a neo-classical palette of piano and strings. The title, which translates as “dreams never go away,” evokes the lush, romanticised realms of the imagination, in which these graceful compositions find their expression. From the eerie, stripped-back “Les Roses Noires” to the ghostly choral voices of “Cathédrale,“ Les Rêves Ne Disparaissent Jamais! is vividly cinematic, despite its succinct, 12-minute run-time.

The EP is available now via Spotify, Bandcamp and all other good online stores. The music of Arnaud Sigonney is available for licensing (master & sync cleared) for film, tv, web and more through Hidden Shoal. Please contact us for more details.