Archipelago - Hidden Orchestra
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  • Summary: The latest release from the Joe Acheson's jazz collective features contributions from such musicians as Su-a Lee, Mary MacMaster, Floex, and Phil Cardwell.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 8, 2012
    88
    As the album unfolds you're drawn inexorably into a world of high quality music that deserves to be savoured, devoured, replayed and pored over, and above all, enjoyed.
  2. Composer Joe Acheson seems more interested in texture than development and you can long for a discordant voice, but as head-nodding experiences go, this is pretty good.
  3. Oct 23, 2012
    60
    Clever, but not clever-clever. [Nov 2012, p98]
  4. Nov 1, 2012
    60
    Hidden Orchestra occasionally skirt the borderline of cheese, but thankfully manage to stay on the right side of it, for the most part.
  5. Oct 23, 2012
    60
    As it stands, the rich resources Acheson has at his disposal are sadly compromised and the orchestra is indeed hidden rather than exposed.