Hidden Landscapes

by Various Artists

supported by
/
  • This winter inspired album has been compiled as a means of generating funds required to keep the Audio Gourmet netlabel alive. With recent changes to the way the distribution of free downloadable music is set up, netlabels using Bandcamp now have to pay once their allocation of 'free download credits' has been used up.

    So rather than changing the site and opting for the more widely used Internet Archive, I have been trying to come up with a solution to make our stay here at Bandcamp permanent, since I think its presentation and ease of use are part of what makes Audio Gourmet appealing.
    I didn't want to just plead for donations and turn us into a charity, so I decided to contact some of my favourite ambient music artists and ask whether they would put together a track for a compilation available for purchase on the 'full albums' link.

    As you can see below, I have had a great response from some of the finest artists in the scene and between all of us, we've put together what I believe to be the perfect soundtrack to the colder months of winter.

    All of the money paid for the digital version of Hidden Landscapes will go directly towards purchasing download credits so that we hopefully never run out again. I hate to think that as a netlabel, we have at times been unable to give music away for free as this undermines the entire ideal of what Audio Gourmet is about...

    Harry
    Audio Gourmet
    ... more

     £3.99 GBP  or more

     

  • Buy Disc

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.

about

For the first full compilation to be released on Audio Gourmet, we have teamed together with Hibernate Records, the Felt Collective and a selection of some of the finest names in the modern ambient music scene. The compilation, called 'Hidden Landscapes' features fourteen pieces of music in which the artists were briefed to compose something particularly wintery to match the mood of the colder season.

The resulting soundtrack should be the perfect listening companion for colder times, with its icy cold exterior. Perhaps once the ice melts and the temperature begins to rise, parts of this album will reveal themselves to you and sound different in the warmth.
There were also 200 limited edition CD copies of Hidden Landscapes printed courtesy of Jonathan at Hibernate Records. He has kindly offered to design and print this stunning album as a physical copy. As with most limited edition discs, these are selling out fast, so be sure to grab yourself a keepsake-copy here:
shop.hibernate-recs.co.uk/product/hidden-landscapes

The album has been carefully mastered by Byron from the Felt Collective.

OFFTHESKY and PILLOWGARDEN
Offthesky is Kentucky, US based sound designer Jason Corder and here for 'Abandon Leaf', he provides us an excerpt of a live collaboration with Sarah Dot. The excerpt is available for free here and the original extended version will be available shortly.
www.offthesky.com

MAPS AND DIAGRAMS
Maps and Diagrams is the solo work of Tim Diagram, also known for his work as part of Hessien.
www.handstitched.net

IBREATHEFUR
Ibreathefur is UK based sound and visual artist Chris Spearman. Chris has work out alongside He Can Jog, an EP and album on Under The Spire and also has contributed an EP called 'Phosphenes' here on Audio Gourmet.
www.ibreathefur.com

HESSIEN
Hessien is British sound designer Tim Diagram and Australian guitarist Charles Sage. Their track ‘Hypothesis’ was taken from the period of work just after their album “Home is where the Ghost is”, and is a pointer towards some of the material that will likely be released by Hessien in the new year. The focus remains on feedback and drone, similar to the work on their EP for Audio Gourmet “Broken”, but with a wider scope.
www.handstitched.net

THE GREEN KINGDOM
The Green Kingdom is Michael Cottone, a sound artist from US. His work has been out on the likes of Home Assembly, Own, SEM and The Land Of
thegreenkingdom.wordpress.com
www.myspace.com/thegreenkingdom

SPHERULEUS
Spheruleus is Lincolnshire, UK sound designer Harry Towell who also runs the Audio Gourmet label. His work is based around treated instrument layers and field recordings. www.myspace.com/spheruleus

M.OSTERMEIER
http://www.words-on-music.com/mostermeier/

NICOLA RATTI
http://www.nicolaratti.com/

MACHINEFABRIEK
Machinefabriek is prolific Dutch musician and sound artist Rutger Zuydervelt:
http://www.machinefabriek.nu/

MARTIN HERTERICH
Martin Herterich was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1985, but has lived in Sweden for most of his life. Much of his music is based on minimalist piano compositions and feedback experiments filtered through layers of dust and filthy tape echoes. His greatest obsession is old time-worn instruments and recording equipment; to the point where harmony and dissonance gets lost in hiss and texture. Besides a bunch of self-released tapes and CDs, he's released records on labels such as Kalligrammofon, Under The Spire and Kesh. Out now is the cassette release "Kustlandet" on swedish label Fang Bomb (actually to be released end of November) and up next is a cassette release on iDEAL Recordings to be released some time early next yearhttp://silentfields.wordpress.com
http://www.fangbomb.com
http://www.idealrecordings.com

PILLOWDIVER
Rene Margraff is a German guitarist who records as Pillowdiver and also Two People In A Room. His music has graced the likes of 12k and Under The Spire and as Two In The Room, he has an album planned for release on Home Normal in 2011.
http://www.facebook.com/pillowdivermusic
http://pillowdiver.tumblr.com/
http://acrashateveryspeed.tumblr.com/
http://www.facebook.com/twopeopleinaroom

DAMIAN VALLES
Damian Valles is a Canadian experimental guitarist and sound artist, also responsible for curating the Rural Route 3" series on Standard Form. His work has been released on the likes of Under The Spire and Resting Bell to name a few.
soundcloud.com/damianvalles
damianvalles.tumblr.com

FABIO ORSI
Fabio Orsi is a well-known soundscaper from Italy who currently resides in Berlin, Germany. He has a number of albums and EPs out across several top labels and also self releases material here:
http://fabioorsi.bandcamp.com/

PHILIP SULIDAE
Philip Sulidae is an Australian sound artist with a discography spanning Audiotalaia, Mystery Sea, Ripples Recordings, Impulsive Habitat, Dontcaresulidae and here on Audio Gourmet. His work is characterised by field recordings and dark, murky drones
http://philipsulidae.com/

credits

released January 14, 2011

Curation: Harry Towell
Design: Jonathan Lees
Photography: Jonathan Lees
Mastering: Byron Felt

tags

license

Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.

about

Audio Gourmet Netlabel Peterborough, UK

All of our previous releases will be available for the nominal amount of 0.50 GBP and the proceeds from this will be reinvested to make sure that we have enough free download credits to continue to give our latest release away for free.

*You can reduce this nominal amount by 95% by entering the code AG95.
... more

contact / help

Contact Audio Gourmet Netlabel

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code