Hidden Orchestra

Hidden Orchestra

 Edinburgh, Scotland, GBR
BandJazzEDM

Hidden Orchestra are an intense and rewarding listening experience, both live and on record. Theirs is a sonic blueprint built on contrasts – experimental without losing accessibility, electronic and organic, complex and simple, dark and energetic whilst intricate and calm.

Biography

Hidden Orchestra are a quartet from Edinburgh, Scotland, formed as The Joe Acheson Trio, then Quartet, in 2004.

They make music that incorporates and redefines elements of jazz, classical, rock, hip-hop and electronica to form a deeply original and cohesive whole resplendent with layers of energy, emotion and atmosphere.

An intense and rewarding listening experience, both live and on record, their sound encompasses the energy and production techniques of studio-produced beats, but replacing synths and drum machines with natural/acoustic sounds and instruments for an emotionally potent and dynamic style. It is a sonic blueprint built on contrasts experimental without losing accessibility, electronic and acoustic, complex and simple, dark and energetic whilst intricate and calm.

Hidden Orchestra is the solo studio project of composer/producer Joe Acheson - the core quartet of the live act is formed around the duelling drum kits, percussion and electronic pads of two drummers, Tim Lane and Jamie Graham, completed by Poppy Ackroyds distinctive, multi-faceted violin and piano playing, with Acheson on bass and electronics. Hidden Orchestra have seen their star rise steadily and emphatically since the release of their debut album on Tru Thoughts in 2010, "Night Walks", with an organic buzz building as they have toured their highly in-demand live show at clubs and major festivals throughout over 20 countries in Europe and beyond.

The music of Hidden Orchestra has been widely broadcast on the radio, with live sessions on BBC R6 for Cerys Matthews and BBC Radio Scotland, plays from Gilles Peterson (BBC R1), Jamie Cullum (BBC R2), Radio Nova & FIP (France), Radio 1 Prague, XFM among the many highlights.

Hidden Orchestra released their second album "Archipelago" on 1st October 2012, following up the 2010 cult down-tempo hit "Night Walks", an album still attracting followers two years after its release.

Discography

Footsteps
September 2010
Tru Thoughts
Free Download

Night Walks LP
September 2010
Tru Thoughts/Denovali
CD/2xLP/Digital

Flight EP
November 2011
Tru Thoughts/Denovali
2x10”/Digital

Vorka/Spoken
September 2012
Tru Thoughts
Digital AA Single

Archipelago LP
October 2012
Tru Thoughts/Denovali
CD/2xLP/Digital

Fourth Wall/The Revival
February 2012
Tru Thoughts
Digital