Joe Acheson’s Hidden Orchestra drop a mesmerising new track “Scatter”, ahead of an incoming new September-released long player via his own Lone Figures imprint.
“Scatter” has tinges of hip hop, breaks, jazz, modern classical and electronica as it confidently strides through an intriguing arrangement led by a powerful bass and scattergun drum lines.
A piano melody shadows the bass throughout, amidst nuanced sound design through to an ominous breakdown and energetic and impactful finale.
The producer expands on the track further:”Scatter started as a drum arrangement, to which I added excerpts from a recording of George Gillespie playing the fujara – an overblown flute (without finger holes) from Slovakia. The slowed-down zither chords at the start of the piece were originally made for an installation with regular collaborators Limbic Cinema.”
After multiple albums with Brighton label Tru Thoughts, several awards for innovative soundtrack work intertwined with AI and consistent global touring of a live show – featuring two duelling drummers – their reach and influence has led to collaborations beyond the world of music; The British Library, Kew Gardens and National Trust all enlisting Acheson for unique installation projects.
Photos: Jesse Williams