Hidden Shoal Recordings is proud to announce the signing of Wizards Of Time to its roster of artists. Wizards Of Time deftly unleash technicolour art-rock like lightning bolts from their nimble fingers. Progressive without being prog and pop without being pap, the Wizards’ debut release Will The Soft Curse Plague On? is a staggering and unique concept album that weaves a universe-enveloping tapestry of dizzying complexity and emotional depth. They are the music makers, the makers of music, the slingers of sound. They are the Wizards Of Time…
Wizards Of Time came together in 2008 with the mutual aim to explore unfamiliar songwriting territory. Over the next couple of years, the band wrote, arranged, and performed live the songs that would be found on their debut album. In 2010, WOT assembled with engineer/producer Scott Solter to call down Will The Soft Curse Plague On? The rest is mystery.
Will The Soft Curse Plague On? is released by Hidden Shoal on 26 June, preceded by single ‘Little’s Jingle’ on 23 April. In the meanwhile head over to FaceBook, join the Wizard Of Time clan and await the goodness!
Kramies beautiful EP The European continues to get deserved love over at Soma FM. The track ‘Antiquarian Days’ is sitting at number 4 on the top 30 by spins and number 5 on the top 30 by listeners Digitalis charts. Check it out here.
We have still have some copies of The European in the beautiful limited edition mini CD postcard format which can order here, along with digital in all its various formats. Also keep an eye out for the new music video for the Kramies track ‘The Inventors’ which will be hitting your retinas in a few weeks.
Hidden Shoal Recordings is excited to announce the release of new single ‘Manatoc Enters The City / The Long Fall’ by musical experimentalist and long-time Robert Pollard collaborator Todd Tobias, taken from his forthcoming debut solo album Medicine Show.
‘Manatoc Enters The City / The Long Fall’ is a multi-part mini-epic that offers a tantalising taste of Medicine Show’s shadowy steampunk dystopia. The track kicks in like a panic attack, a dizzying flurry of organ and toms alternating with lurching guitar. The chaos soon calms, but builds in intensity again as a massive detuned riff pummels your ears into submission. The final coda is an exercise in unwinding as the song’s tight, muscular coils begin to lose their tension. The single comes with a bonus ‘B side’ called ‘Crystal Palace People’ taken from the soon to released bonus EP Night Above Ground. A lilting and intimate electro-folk ballad, ‘Crystal Palace People’ is a glimmering, soft-focus comedown after the A side’s rush – only to become unhinged in its closing moments as the recording is chewed and slurred.
“A psychedelic boat ride that leads to a poorly lit and wicked place, where even the nursery rhymes of youth become foreboding…” – AllMusic on Circus Devils’ Ringworm Interiors