Hidden Elements

by In The Branches

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blackmonkey This is not only some of the best guitar-based ambient music I’ve managed to come across, it’s some of the best ambient period. I love it. Favorite track: Hidden Elements ().
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Branden Marshall Beautifully crafted guitar based ambience. Fits my current mood perfectly. Favorite track: Hidden Life (Winter).
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I am Black Hill I've been admiring Shane's music for a long time and here is another piece of evidence why he is one of the best artists in the ambient community. It's ineffable what he created. Favorite track: Hidden Distance (Lightyears Away).
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Hidden Elements is the 11th In The Branches album in just over two years.

The album starts with a blend of evolving guitar loops, textures, and undertones that switch between dark and light. By the time the last two songs pass, a cavernous new sound has been revealed, leaving behind few resemblances of traditional guitar playing. Hidden Elements contains songs that are unraveled in a way that still surprises me months later. I hope they'll do the same for you.


released November 3, 2017

All music and visuals by Shane Cotee.

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