Hodge announces debut album, Shadows in Blue, on Houndstooth
A key figure in UK dance music, Hodge follows releases on labels such as Livity Sound, Berceuse Heroique and Peach Discs with his debut LP, ‘Shadows In Blue’. On this occasion, Hodge arrives at another electronic music institution, Houndstooth, a connection made following Hodge’s contribution to the 2018 compilation, ‘IDDK’. As rich and textured as anything that has gone before it, he delivers a full-length that arrives following a period of writing inspired by an unusual mix of sources; a newfound love of plants and gardening, reading science fiction, old prog-rock album covers and going to raves.
Much of ‘Shadows in Blue’ is awash in an earthy psychedelia. Tracks such as ‘Canopy Shy’, and ‘The World Is New Again’ shimmer with the sounds of birdsong, natural percussion and visions of a future in which nature has taken back an artificial world.