A compilation was born after four albums, with two years between it and the last album they made. Hidden Place have since long found their niche in synth-pop, minimal wave and new wave. Before they had more experimental influences that soared through a wondrous landscape, but now they channel it down to a common denominator – focusing their darndest on combining Italian geography and language to make something of their own. It seems like it’s even more noticeable now how they sneak in more versions that haven’t been released earlier, or if they have been – the focus have been lying more with the, by now “international” language – English. They have a treasure trove ready to be dug out and it has partly been done with the first compilation, released on the UK-based label Peripheral Minimal. It was named “Retrospettiva: 2004 – 2014“, which as it’s name portrays, holds a rather keen look through nostalgic lenses on the past, mainly unlocking already existing tracks and putting them in a new context – a date where they first were contemplated.
Now after dozen months, Peripheral Minimal still holds the torch that lights the beacon upon where the follow-up will be presented. Peripheral has the key that opens up and gives a summary to the rather underestimated legacy that Hidden Place have brought with them. Whether or not you prefer to listen to them, there’s something which hits the right spot when you listen to their music. Even though it sometimes fades into a more commercial landscape along the road, there’s something well-thought out between their layers of music. I’m not sure if you can pin it down exactly when listening to it, but you’ll probably know what I am talking about. So the second compilation and the follow-up to the first one is now closing in. It carries the exact same title but now we’re at “Retrospettiva Vol. 2“. Let’s hope there’s a gem or two hidden beneath the rugged stone, and that you’ll get some unheard tracks you can listen to in your headphones or on your stereo.
Repartiseraren have gotten hold of a track from this forthcoming compilation. There’s a clear difference to much of their material which could be heard on the first volume, even though you’ll know it’s them – a polished but rough environment steps in and carries everything – leaving a burden on your shoulders. Their language of choice should certainly be Italian, because for someone that doesn’t understand the language, it actually sounds a lot less cheesy. A certain uplifting emotion grabs a hold of you when you listen, but when you listen to this track – melancholia knocks on the door. For your listening pleasure you’ll receive the track “Gioco Cromatico (V. 2)“, taken directly from “Retrospettiva Vol. 2“, exclusively on here and nowhere else. Stream it directly and feel an uncertain breeze flow through you. Artwork was created by Oleg Galay.