The beauty is in the details. On the latest from Hidden Orchestra this rings expecially true. This eagerly awaited 12" on Tru Thoughts finds award-winning producer Joe Acheson combining a rich and diverse set of individual sound pieces to create the immersive lead track "Wingbeats." Listen closely within the lush layers of texture and find that each source track tells a story - "birds fluttering in to feed on toast and cheese crumbs in a rural British garden, or flocking in a hedge in the snow in the French Alps, of an imaginary string orchestra, of an early-hours improvised piano jam, of a spot of instrument shopping while on tour in Istanbul, or an early-morning dawn chorus in a sleepy village, rounded off with church bells." Acheson brilliantly brings all these special moments together into an intricate sound portrait worth repeat listens. Includes the full "Wingbeats" as well as the individual source tracks on the flip that offer insight on the producer's process. Pic sleeve, recommended.
- digital download included
- music label: Tru Thoughts 2016
reviewed by neck cork 11/2016