Outstanding mixtape by the Hidden Orchestra. Well, it’s actually not a mixtape in the classical sense of this term, but rather a live recording of a performance at Berlin’s Radialsystem V.
Joe Acheson improvises live remixes of his Hidden Orchestra material, alongside versions of tracks by Floex, Piano Interrupted, Macmaster/Hay, Long Arm, and Clarinet Factory – from the recent ‘Reorchestrations’ album, which is made up of reworkings of classical, folk and experimental musicians.
All accompanied by one of the Hidden Orchestra drummers, Jamie Graham, whose drums and percussion Joe is also sampling, looping, and effecting live on stage. The tracks are woven into a single continuous mixtape performance, with looped percussion solos, field recordings and spoken word extracts.