The Italian electro wave - ambient band HIDDEN PLACE is back with "NOVECENTO", a new intriguing album whose title describes their main source of inspiration: the 20th century and its artistic élan, its cultural impetus; the century of the avant-gardes & the revolutions, of the decadent movement, of beauty and constant experimentation.
Electronic textures reminiscent of Kraftwerk, futuristic lyricism (expressed on the one hand by SaraLux ethearal vocals and by means of
assertive vocoder lines on the other), liquid guitar sound in Slowdive/Cocteau Twins style as well as a strong rhitmic dynamism are the elements consituting this work/tribute to the several 20th century avant-gardes, this sonic pathway expressly celebrating the all-embracing essence of the arts, its explosive, seductive function, its will of dropping every nostalgic, conformist attitude.
"NOVECENTO" thus alternates intense moments of pathos built upon wide, atmospherical frames, ("Fuochi Fatui", "Ermione", "Scenari D'Occidente") to extremely whipping rhythms, faster pace and danceable beats ("Stunning Art", "Off & On"). Among other contributions, the guest-singings here are worth mentioning too: Jean-Pierre Mercier from the Canadian band HANDFUL OF SNOWDROPS in "Between The Devil & The Blue Sea" and Froxeanne from THE FROZEN AUTUMN in "Legendary Divers". Another exciting chapter in the promising history of HIDDEN PLACE!
1 RADIO AVANGUARDIA
2 OFF & ON
3 BETWEEN THE DEVIL & THE BLUE SEA
4 FUOCHI FATUI
5 LEGENDARY DIVERS
6 STUNNING ART
8 SCENARI D'OCCIDENTE
9 UNITED (CLUB MIX)
10 FUOCHI FATUI (AMBIENT MIX)