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‘Reorchestrations’ album out now

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CD/digital available now.
Vinyl pre-orders also available – vinyl will ship in August due to a delay at the pressing plant.
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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’.

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.

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UK TOUR (June 2015)

Regrettably, due to circumstances beyond our control, the upcoming shows in Brighton/Oxford/Manchester/Glasgow/Leeds/Birmingham have been cancelled, and Bristol has been postponed to November.
The following shows are still very much going ahead:

May 23rd – ‘Reorchestrations’ 2-piece show, Serious Space at Ace Hotel Shoreditch, London
June 7th – BBC session recording, BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow *
June 13th – ‘Reorchestrations’ 2-piece show, Denovali Festival at Radialsystem, Berlin
July 19th – Citadel Festival, Victoria Park, London *
July 24th – Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Summerhall, Edinburgh *
July 26th – Folk Forest at Tramlines Festival, Sheffield *

* also featuring Phil Cardwell on trumpet.

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AV Video – ‘Flight’ (live at Union Chapel, London, Nov 2014)

Delighted to release the first video from our show at Union Chapel last November.
Stunning site-specific projection-mapped visuals from Tom Lumen, plus guest appearances from Tomas Dvorak (AKA Floex, clarinet) and Phil Cardwell (trumpet).

Tickets are now on sale for the follow-up site-specific AV performance at St-John-at-Hackney Church, Nov 13th 2015 – the super-early-bird tickets went very quickly on the day of release, but at time of posting there are still some early-bird tickets left… The Union Chapel show sold out and we’d love to repeat that here – so book now to avoid missing out.

http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/hidden-orchestra-live-av-show/

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Summer/Autumn 2014 Live Shows

Flyer Festivals 2014 2

Launching a new ‘live mixtape’ DJ show (with live-sampled drums) at Glastonbury Festival – Friday midnight at the West Holts Bar.
Having got back into playing quickly after the motorway crash with shows in Italy and Russia, we are taking it relatively easy for the rest of the year with mostly UK shows, apart from Colours of Ostrava in Czech Republic.
Love Supreme Festival, Canary Wharf Jazz Festival, and Woolley Festival feature trumpeter Phil Cardwell.
Colours of Ostrava and Simple Things Festival feature live visuals from Lumen, and the Soundcrash show at the spectacular Union Chapel in London in October will feature an exclusive site-specific AV show as well as a number of live guests, plus support from Poppy Ackroyd and Origamibiro….

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Archipelago Remixes Part 2 – release and mixtape

NEW RELEASE:
‘Archipelago Remixes Part 2′ EP is out now, on 2×10″ vinyl and digital – featuring excellent and diverse remixes of ‘Seven Hunters’ (Dam Mantle), ‘Disquiet’ (Floex), ‘Flight’ (Mungo’s Hi Fi) and ‘Spoken’ (submerse and KRTS).

You can check the tracks out on this Soundcloud link, and it’s best for us (and cheapest for you) to purchase it directly from Tru Thoughts’s Etch Shop by clicking here.

Thanks!

Also, Part 2 of my new studio mixtape is now available to stream and download for free from Soundcloud.

It celebrates the new “Archipelago Remixes Part 2 EP”, and like Part 1 of the mix includes remixes of Hidden (by Floex, Krts and submerse) and by Hidden (of Clarinet Factory, LONG ARM and Floex) – and I’ve also remixed or mashed up all the other tracks in the mixtape.

Other artists featured this time include Dam Mantle, Frank Sinatra, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, DJ Shadow, King Tubby, Junip, The Beach Boys, DJ Signify, Big Shug, David Holmes, kidkanevil, Daisuke Tanabe, Squarepusher, Csík Zenekar, Burial, Mercedes Sosa, Four Tet, Finley Quaye, Kouyate-Neerman, Dave Tipper, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Origamibiro & The Joy of Box, and Leafcutter John…

As well as the usual wealth of spoken word and sound design.

Please share and enjoy!

Joe

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