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“A mix presenting some of our influences in and out of the realms of electronic music. Includes originals taken from our debut album on Hidden Hundred.”

Over half a decade since this creative partnership was first brought to the public’s attention, Tommy Four Seven and Alain reconvene after time spent establishing themselves within their own respective fields to present These Hidden Hands; a musical long-player that exemplifies the pairs fiercely unique approach to production.
If the ‘Strix EP’ saw them channel their energy solely towards the dancefloor, this project sees them at their most visceral, refreshingly embracing the extended format with a vigour akin to that first demonstrated on Tommy Four Seven’s debut album for CLR, ‘Primate’.

Over the course of the 45 minute album the listener is left in no doubt as to the striking sonic identity of the collaboration. With Hidden Hundred – the creative platform and outlet they’ve constructed for themselves – they have been allowed the freedom to bring to the forefront the influence of classic IDM, jungle and early techno that proved so irresistible on celestial debut single ‘Ivy’.

From the confrontational textures of opener ‘Trelesire’, to the sonically abrasive ‘Severed’, it’s clear that this palette is far from just indebted to the innovators of old. The engulfing drama of ‘When Told’ and harrowing tension of ‘Kheium’ showcase their singular approach to sound design, their adept versatility in utilising both industrial tones and ethereal melodies.
‘Laika’, is a case in point. Scattered rhythms, gauzy synths and rugged atmospheres conjure a distressed nostalgia. ‘Diesel’, which was offered by the pair as the first tantalising glimpse into the project, melds sparse beats with a soaring, creature-like drone before the ghostly motifs of ‘Hidden’ bring the body of work to a natural close.

Grasping the imagination as though it were some lost tape of unknown origin; this dexterously crafted album marks a timeless statement from These Hidden Hands, and one that represents two artists truly in their element.  [source: Tailored Communication]

Tracklist

  1. These Hidden Hands - 283 - ELECTRONIC EXPLORATIONS
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  3. 01 - Botch - Man the Ramparts
  4. 02 - Ravi Shankar - Raga Malkauns
  5. 03 - These Hidden Hands – Kheium
  6. 04 - Demdike Stare - Hashshashin Chant
  7. 05 - The Feral Text – Blueprints
  8. 06 - De Facto – Coaxial
  9. 07 - De Facto - Nux Vomica
  10. 08 - Boards of Canada – Basefree
  11. 09 - Kangding Ray - Coracoid Process
  12. 10 - ISIS - "-"
  13. 11 - AFX - Elephant Song
  14. 12 - Dillinja - Hard Noize
  15. 13 - Ed Rush and Optical – Watermelon
  16. 14 - Brainiac - Transmissions After Zero
  17. 15 - Brainiac - Sexual Frustration
  18. 16 - These Hidden Hands – Laika
  19. 17 - Botch - Swimming the Channel Vs. Driving the Chunnel
  20. 18 - William Basinski - Melancholia II
  21. 19 - Lamb – One
  22. 20 - John Lennon - Working Class Hero
  23. 21 - These Hidden Hands – Ivy
  24. 22 - Converge - Jane Doe
  25. 23 - Saul Williams - Not In Our Name
  26. 24 - Daisy Chainsaw - Lovely Ugly Brutal World
  27. 25 - Henryk Gorecki - Symphony #3, Op. 36, "Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs" - 2. Lento E Largo, Tranquillissimo
  28. 26 - Ruby Throat - Mynah Metamorphose