These Hidden Hands: ‘Vicarious Memories’’ LP
Written by seanceradio on June 8, 2016
After These Hidden Hands re-surfaced earlier this year with the collaborative single ‘These Moments Dismantled’ featuring Lucrecia Dalt, Tommy Four Seven and Alain Paul a.k.a. Shards are set to release ‘Vicarious Memories’, their second full length LP, on August 8th 2016.
Formed in 2012, These Hidden Hands is an experimental electronic group consisting of Alain Paul and Tommy Four Seven.
Both British born artists having settled in Berlin, they have pursued their own individual musical careers whilst simultaneously evolving the concept of These Hidden Hands. The group’s self titled debut album was released in 2013 via their own creative platform, Hidden Hundred. This soon cemented their reputation for creating innovative, atmospheric and boundary pushing electronic music.
The release of the album lead to a debut live performance at Berlin’s renowned experimental concert, Not Equal, held at Berghain, as well as a live broadcast for Boiler Room, as part of the CTM festival.
In addition to the album, they invited some carefully selected musicians, including Kangding Ray, Atom TM and Lakker, to remix several tracks from the album,released across two further 12″ EPs.
Earlier this year These Hidden Hands resurfaced with ‘These Moments Dismantled’,a single featuring Lucrecia Dalt, released on Hidden Hundred.
Vicarious Memories builds substantially upon the sound forged with their debut album and brings a considerable new level of detail, complexity, and musicality, which ranges from flowing mellifluous grooves, somber drones, to the outright bizarre and unexpected. Although loosely an instrumental electronic album, the album makes extensive use of guitar and vocals and features prominent guest vocal contributions from underground Berlin based musicians Julia Kotowski and Ale Hop.
The album’s preceding single, SZ31X71, a track which features on the LP is out July 11th, featuring a remix by revered Tri Angle artist, Roly Porter.
Vicarious Memories will be released via the group’s own imprint, Hidden Hundred available both digitally and as a 12″ vinyl LP featuring gatefold cover art by Norwegian illustrator Anders Røkkum.
Artist: These Hidden Hands
Title: Vicarious Memories
Release Date: August 8th, 2016
Label: Hidden Hundred
Format: 12” // Digital download
Catalogue Number: HH007
A1 / 1. Glasir
A2 / 2. Dendera Light
A3 / 3. The Telepath feat. Julia Kotowski
A4 / 4. SZ31X71
A5 / 5. Grelles Licht
B1 / 6. Angkor
B2 / 7. Socotra
B3 / 8. Lima 3AM feat. Ale Hop
B4 / 9. Litla Dimun
B5 / 10. Hoh Xil
All tracks written & produced by These Hidden
Cat No. HH007 – all rights reserved.
℗ & © Hidden Hundred 2016