Hidden Landscapes compilation on Audio Gourmet in conjunction with Hibernate Records; features some great music, including an exclusive song by Hessien “Hypothesis”
Audio Gourmet presents Hidden Landscapes… A limited edition CD of just 200 copies.
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For the first full compilation to be released on Audio Gourmet, we have teamed together with Hibernate Records, the Felt Collective and a selection of some of the finest names in the modern ambient music scene. The compilation, called ‘Hidden Landscapes’ features fourteen pieces of music in which the artists were briefed to compose something particularly wintery to match the mood of the colder season.
The resulting soundtrack should be the perfect listening companion for colder times, with its icy cold exterior. Perhaps once the ice melts and the temperature begins to rise, parts of this album will reveal themselves to you and sound different in the warmth. There are 200 limited edition CD copies of Hidden Landscapes available for purchase thanks to Jonathan of Hibernate Records. He has kindly offered to design and print this stunning album as a physical copy. He’s also provided the front cover photography through his Cragg Vale Photography project.
The digital counterpart is available through the Audio Gourmet Bandcamp account, with proceeds going towards keeping the netlabel section up and running. This has become necessary with Bandcamp now charging account holders to distribute music for free. Since we wish to continue using the site for its aesthetics and ease of use, these compilations will become a frequent feature here on Audio Gourmet.
Maps and Diagrams appears on the Audio Gourmet label with “Tintinnbulate”. The work is a continuation of the conceptual drone-based sounds of “Koom” and “Foel” that was released on the Handstitched* imprint in 2009.
This continuation sees the recycled use of original source material, layers and processed sound created during the making of the pre-mentioned releases. Collectively, “Tintinnbulate” as a body of work travels and drifts through a distant rumble and sub-level murmur which force dense fragments of distorted melody from within the body of each piece – this content remains intentionally corroded and disjointed from the human ear – cascading into more a more audible, crystalline landscape. Each piece is framed within its own floating horizon; it appears visible close-up but subsequently out-of-focus at the furthest point. In the layering of sound there is the natural aspect of field recordings, continuous static and human-influence which surround the listener and create a vast expanse of experimental and applied sound. Music written and recorded by Tim Diagram. Photography by Tim Diagram…. Follow the link to Tintinnbulate here
Out today (14 October) “Broken” by Hessien, a 3-track ep, released on the Audio Gourmet label….
The muffled voices in the walls and the murmurs behind doors of Hessien continue on “Broken” — the new release on Audio Gourmet. Something of a departure from recently released material, this outing sees a subdued and distant approach to the melancholic side of implied melody.
The dirty windows display looped field recordings, sustained acoustic delay and the fragile vocals of Jane Sage; the dark hallways are layered, wide-open passages that create the impression of motion. The rotting staircase is flickering static and kaleidoscopic distortion, leaning into organic textures and echoing reverb; all affected with a layered, instrumental composition that gives the sense of coming from or going to a faraway place.
The letters under the floorboards are the three tracks waiting to be uncovered —three compositions leaning towards organic textures and blissful drones. They remain disguised until they are eventually discovered, released from imagination.