Wednesday 27th April, 2016
We are excited to announce the new project from Joe Acheson!
The 'Marconi & The Lizard EP' is the latest truly unique release to come from Hidden Orchestra's main man, an EP recorded during a sound residency in Cornwall in August 2015 commissioned by the National Trust for their 'Sounds of our Shores' project in partnership with the British Library.
In 1900, radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi built a hut at Cornwall’s Lizard Point - the southernmost tip of the UK mainland - to experiment with sending radio signals over long distances; it was in that hut that the first ever ship-to-shore SOS signal was received. Last summer, composer and producer Joe Acheson, mainly known for his acclaimed work as Hidden Orchestra, spent a week there for the National Trust's first ever sound artist residency (as reported by The Guardian, The Independent and BBC One’s Countryfile) and Marconi & The Lizard is the fascinating result.
Entirely created from natural sounds and man-made noises recorded in the hut and the surrounding landscape, the music on this evocative EP somehow has an electronic feel; the tracks are alive with pulse, natural glitch, deep sub and a richly-textured atmosphere.
The "Marconi & The Lizard EP' arrives May 6th and is now available for pre-order via Bandcamp and the Etch Shop.