Reorchestrations Hidden Orchestra

Album info



Label: denovali records

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Contemporary Jazz

Artist: Hidden Orchestra

Composer: Joe Acheson

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  • 1Cross Hands (Hidden Orchestra Remix)05:52
  • 25 Steps (Hidden Orchestra Remix)05:50
  • 3Lyre Grounds (Hidden Orchestra Remix)06:02
  • 4Thograinn Thograinn (Hidden Orchestra Remix)04:26
  • 5Saturnin Fire and the Restless Ocean (Hidden Orchestra Remix)04:18
  • 6Sleep Key (Hidden Orchestra Remix)04:32
  • 7The Revival04:42
  • Total Runtime35:42

Info for Reorchestrations

This new collection of Joe Acheson's „Reorchestrations“ (including two previously unreleased tracks) takes works by exceptional experimental/classical/folk musicians as source material, and passes them through Joe's studio where they are intricately reworked with the signature Hidden Orchestra composition and production techniques. The result is a cohesive new Hidden Orchestra album, consisting of tracks produced since 2012, and representing the best of the music to come out of Joe's studio since the last full Hidden album 'Archipelago'.

Densely textured, the tracks are beat-driven, sophisticatedly chopped and reprogrammed - delicate classical textures and field recordings with deep bass and complex layers of acoustic drums.

Unlike many remixes, these sensitive and non-destructive „Reorchestrations“ mostly leave the original track intact, and add layers of rhythms and notes which extend the arrangements and subvert the harmonies of the original tracks – resulting in expansive augmented reinterpretations rather than complete reworkings.

This release is the first volume in a series of „Reorchestrations“ albums. The project started with a remix of Liverpool band Kinetic Fallacy - which eventually became the track The Revival when Kinetic Fallacy disbanded, and has since become a staple encore of Hidden Orchestra live performances - hence its inclusion as the final track on this release. The two unreleased tracks are reworkings of members of the Hidden Orchestra live ensemble – Poppy Ackroyd (violin/piano), and Mary Macmaster (harps). There are also remixes of Hidden collaborator and occasional live guest clarinettist Tomas Dvorak (AKA Floex), Russian producer Long Arm, Anglo-French duo Piano Interrupted, and Czech clarinet quartet Clarinet Factory.

Joe Acheson, bass, samples
Poppy Ackroyd, keyboards, violin
Tim lane, drums
Jamie Graham, drums

Hidden Orchestra
is the solo studio project of multi-instrumentalist composer/producer Joe Acheson. The albums and live shows feature a wide variety of guest musicians from all kinds of musical backgrounds.

Classical/Electronic styles of music made with acoustic instruments, drums, field recordings and natural sounds. Beat-driven soundtrack soundscapes with layers of energy, emotion and atmosphere. Experimental without losing accessibility, electronic and acoustic, complex and simple, dark and energetic whilst intricate and calm.

The live shows feature a core quartet of Joe Acheson on bass and electronics, with Poppy Ackroyd on piano and violin, and Tim Lane and Jamie Graham on two full live drum kits. Regular live guests include Phil Cardwell (trumpet) and a spectacular live audiovisual show by Lumen.

Hidden Orchestra has seen its star rise steadily and emphatically since the release of albums "Night Walks" (2010) and "Archipelago" (2012) on Tru Thoughts Records, with an organic buzz building through the highly in-demand live show at clubs and major festivals throughout over 30 countries in Europe and beyond.

This album contains no booklet.

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