The Hidden :: Something Lost Something Found (Thin Recordings)

Something Lost Something Found is built around a vast collection of semi-improvised and lo-fi ambient miniatures where textured chordal lines meets detached piano melodies, micro noises and discreet electronic treatments.

The Hidden is the new project founded by the sound designed and graphic artist Dan McRae (aka Thin Films). This debut album titled Something Lost Something Found is built around a vast collection of semi-improvised and lo-fi ambient miniatures where textured chordal lines meets detached piano melodies, micro noises and discreet electronic treatments. In this musical adventure Dan McRae is accompanied by the cello player David Copus and the piano players Julie and John Blackett. The front-cover hand made illustration is designed by Thomas Hicks.

Impressionistic soundscapes in a post-minimalist / structurally repetitive mode, with an unintentional / unobtrusive dimension subtly, invites the listener in a quiet and strangely meditative musical fairy. An intimate and poetic atmosphere continuously prevails with a dreamlike if not dada-esque sensibility. The soundscapes are gently flowing, with a partly Zen contemplative flavor alternating dissonant / consonant motives. We can also note the presence of modern classical sequences as in “Unfold” or “The Piano Fuel” which are reminiscent of Gavin Bryars, Goldmund, Philip Glass and Johann Johannsson. The soundtrack feeling is also quite obvious just as in the curious and weirdly Wim Mertens-like electronic minimalism of “The Glass Wall.” Some parts develop an easy listening sentimental inclination as in the softly dreaming “Serenity of the Sea.”

In brief, Something Lost Something Found presents to the audience an honest and sympathetic collection of semi-classical and free form ambient sketches.

Something Lost Something Found is available on Thin Recordings.

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