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Hidden
Studio album by These New Puritans
Released 18 January 2010 (2010-01-18)
Recorded 2009 in London and Prague
Genre Art rock
Length 43:02
Label Angular/Domino (joint)
Producer Jack Barnett, Graham Sutton
Professional reviews
These New Puritans chronology
Beat Pyramid
(2008)
Hidden
(2010)

Hidden is the second studio album by British art rock band These New Puritans. Featuring a wider sonic palette than previous work and sections played by a Czech orchestra, it was produced by frontman Jack Barnett and former Bark Psychosis leader Graham Sutton during 2009. Barnett learned music notation in order to write the classical parts of the album, especially the brass and woodwind audio tracks. The mixing process was undertaken by Dave Cooley, who had previously focused on hip hop acts like MF Doom and J Dilla, in Los Angeles using Barnett's input. Angular Recording Corporation and Domino Records released Hidden in most territories on 18 January 2010; the North American release date was 2 March. Angular's press release describes the album as including:

"Six-foot Japanese Taiko drums, a thirteen piece brass and woodwind en-semble, sub-heavy beats, prepared piano, a children’s choir, Foley recording techniques (including a melon with cream crackers attached struck by a hammer, used to simulate the sound of a human head being smashed), and the ethereal voice of Heather Marlatt from dream-pop group Salem."[1]

Track listing

All songs written by Jack Barnett, unless otherwise stated.

Track Title Length
1. "Time Xone"   2:07
2. "We Want War" (Jack Barnett, Richard Rodney Bennett, John Rutter, Cambridge Singers) 7:23
3. "Three Thousand"   2:49
4. "Hologram"   2:23
5. "Attack Music" (Jack Barnett, Thomas Hein) 4:48
6. "Fire-Power"   3:20
7. "Orion"   4:31
8. "Canticle"   1:12
9. "Drum Courts–Where Corals Lie" (Jack Barnett, Sir Edward Elgar, Richard Garnett) 6:14
10. "White Chords"   3:42
11. "5"   4:33

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Chart positions

Chart (2010) Peak
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 49
Greek Albums Chart 46
UK Albums Chart 100
UK Indie Chart 10

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