Various - Hidden Shelters

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Decaying Spheres presents an essential release from artists 01 Ambience and Ozyorsk. Hidden Shelters featured as the soundtrack to an intimate audio installation, narrating the personal accounts of four LGBT refugees.

Traversing the dark undertones that bind the stories of those refugees together, Hidden Shelters draws a parallel on the emotions evoked by the individuals. These minimal compositions carefully create a feeling of anxiety, isolation and paranoia. Ominous analogue synths, isolated arpeggiators and dense pads are layered with field recordings of Manchester, forming a unique ambient landscape.

Hidden Shelters first premiered as part of Manchester International Festival 2019, elevating the unique journeys of people directly affected by the international LGBT refugee and homeless crisis. The event gave the individuals a platform to share their stories and raise awareness about the issue through first-hand interviews.

The project is supported by a grant from Superbia at Manchester Pride. Superbia Grants provide financial support for LGBT events as part of Manchester Pride’s commitment to the quality and diversity of cultural events taking place throughout the year in Greater Manchester. 

All profit from vinyl sales will go to charities Safe Place International and akt.