“Hidden Name” reviewed by Loop

Here we have the work of two renowned musicians from the experimental scene: German Stephan Mathieu [interviewed on loop] and English Janek Schaefer. After sharing bills in several festivals and their common interest on the manipulation of sounds, they decided to work on Hidden Name in a pastoral place in the South of England. Over there they made some field recordings and used old records found in the attic of the house where they spent a week for the making of this album. Further other recordings that each one contributed to it. They create heavy layers of sound combining them with field recordings, drones and hidden melodies. All of this material is edited later at the York Music Center that was built specially to showcase loudspeaker music. The result is a stunning soundtrack for a wide open space charged with a nostalgic feeling that draws a beautiful soundscape.

Guillermo Escudero

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