(((O))) Category: Hidden Currents

Hidden Currents: Rail Cables

A few weeks ago Gavin from worriedaboutsatan got in touch to say they had done a mix for a project called Rail Cables. A quick glance at the Rail Cables Bandcamp page reveals that they make “seasonal compilations featuring new music inspired by train travel” and that tweaked our interest even further so we asked Stuart, the main man behind the project, what it was all about. By Dan Salter

Hidden Currents – Virtual Ambience

Mike Noble on the virtual ambient gigging experience…

Hidden Currents – Profound Lore Records

“I guess that 2014 will (technically) mark the ten year anniversary of the label. Who would have thought it?!” – Sander van den Driesche talks to Profound Lore label head Chris Bruni…

Hidden Currents – Carefully Planned Festival

With the third edition of the Manchester festival just around the corner we spoke to Carefully Planned organiser Matthew Boycott-Garnett about what has quickly become one of the most appealing weekend events in the UK…

Hidden Currents – ConSouling Sounds

Sander van den Driesche speaks to the founders of one of Europe’s most adventurous and admirable record labels, Belgium’s ConSouling Sounds…

Hidden Currents – Tartarus Records

With Cassette Store Day having taken place yesterday it seems appropriate that our latest Hidden Currents feature focuses on the tape only label Tartarus Records. Sander van den Driesche spoke to Richard, the man behind the label…

Hidden Currents – Gringo Records

Gringo is one of our favourite independent record labels, and so we thought the time was well overdue to hear some more about them from the horse’s mouth itself. Dan Salter posed the questions for label head honcho Matt Newnham…

Hidden Currents – Peter Pawan (Presana Music)

“The old music model doesn’t work per se – a technology company controls the music industry!” Magda Wrzeszcz quizzes Peter Pawan, the founder of Presana Music…

Hidden Currents – NED

NED are about to launch their debut album, ‘A New Normal, but their activities seem set to go far beyond that of an ordinary band. Magda Wrzeszcz investigates…

Hidden Currents – Kscope Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

To celebrate the label’s fifth anniversary we spoke to Kscope’s Johnny Wilks about some of the label’s finest releases to date, and the place of prog in the modern music scene…

Hidden Currents: The Festival Edition

Festival season is upon us, and so we thought it would be a good idea to make sure you’re up to speed with all the options out there for you over the next couple of months. We all know the big names but the best festivals out there are the smaller, underground events. Here are six festivals that Benjamin Bland has earmarked as being perfect for discerning music lovers…

Hidden Currents – 20 Years of ‘In Utero’: Brent Sigmeth Interviewed

“Witnessing Nirvana run through a song or two blasting through the main control room monitors was kind of earth shattering”. Recording engineer Brent Sigmeth tells us of his first fortnight’s work at Pachyderm for a certain Seattle-based three-piece in February 1993 – by David Garrett.

Hidden Currents – ArcTanGent Festival

Festival co-founder Simon Maltas takes us behind the scenes of what is sure to be one of THE events of the summer, ArcTanGent Festival… – by Hannah Morgan

Hidden Currents – Hobbledehoy Records

Support the artists you serve! – by Gilbert Potts

Hidden Currents – Rocket Recordings at Fifteen

As Rocket Recordings celebrates fifteen years at the forefront of the underground, we spoke to one of the label’s two founders, Chris Reeder about their mission… – by Dan Salter

Record Store Day 2013: Beer vs Records

This Record Store Day, Two Edinburgh independents; Song, by Toad Records and Barney’s Beer, are collaborating on a unique project to explore the question that’s plaguing the minds of many in the music business today; why are people prepared to spend £12 on a single round of beer, but think that’s too much to spend on a record? In the ultimate test of this theory, on Record Store Day 2013 the pair will be releasing eight songs on a limited run of 250 clear red vinyl records, in a beautiful sleeve featuring photos of the recording session taken by talented local photographer Nic Rue. Hannah Morgan went to find out more.

Hidden Currents – FOCUS Wales: Behind the Scenes of a Mini Festival

FOCUS Wales organiser Neal Thompson tells us the story of Wrexham’s fast rising festival… – by Martyn Coppack

Hidden Currents – Richard Knox takes us behind the scenes of Gizeh Records

Richard Knox of A-Sun Amissa and Glissando tells us about the links between his musical projects and his role as overseer of Gizeh Records…

Special Feature – Save Black Wire Records

Here at ech(((o)))es and dust we love independent, alternative and underground music. The reason you and I can enjoy the great music we do is because of the time and effort put in and the sacrifices made not only by the artists but those who support th …

Hidden Currents – A look behind the scenes of the Bird’s Robe Collective

 For the latest in our Hidden Currents series we asked Mike Solo to tell us about the Bird’s Robe Collective, an entity that supports, promotes, manages, releases records and everything else behind the scenes that allows the progressive bands we love t …

Hidden Currents – Black International talk about self-releases and ‘shell’ labels

Alongside the plethora of small record labels springing up at the moment, bands are increasingly creating their own labels to release their music. Scottish post-punk rockers Black International are one of these bands, so we asked them to explain a litt …

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