Hidden Sounds

Hidden Sounds Review

Sometimes when people are trying to create music using a physical medium such as circuit bending it can be hard to get inspiration, not only with what sounds to create but with what hardware to create them with. With that in mind, a show like Basic FM’s Hidden Sounds is a veritable goldmine of ideas and inspiration.

Broadcasting twice a month, every second Thursday at 7.00pm as well as repeats every Sunday at 4.00pm, Hidden Sounds features ambient/experimental circuit bending music from a variety of artists; from known exponents of the genre to new artists looking for a platform to showcase their work to a wider audience.

The show is relatively new and as such it would be best to keep in mind that as each episode goes by the host of Hidden Sounds grows into the role, with his occasional interjections and artist introductions becoming more and more polished and natural as time goes by.

So whether you’re looking for inspiration, a new platform to showcase some of your circuit bending electronica or just want something off the beaten track to listen to of a Thursday evening, Hidden Sounds really is an invaluable tool for artists and a truly enjoyable hour of music for casual listeners to boot.

Old episodes of Hidden Sounds are located at http://www.mixcloud.com/TheHiddenSounds and Basic FM have a free app available for download in both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store should you wish to check the show out for yourselves.

Happy listening!

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_maker was founded in march 2012 by Bryan Dunphy, Colin Maher and Thom Conaty with the mission of showing the world that electronics is practical, fun, and not nearly as complicated and inaccessible as some bad experiences from our school days may have made us think. We believe that by teaching DIY electronics through structured, music based projects and contextualising the theory through these projects, learning DIY electronics can be a fun and rewarding experience. Almost as important, is the freedom that DIY electronics provides the electronic musician, allowing to sculpt their own sonic palette. Through an understanding of the underlying electronic principles, musicians can modify their equipment to their own tastes, which means no more boring, off-the-shelf tones! Lastly, knowing how to make your own electronic equipment from kits can save you a lot of money versus the cost of retail products. All you need is the kit and a soldering iron.

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