INVISIBLE HANDS MUSIC
invisible hands music
A RECORD COMPANY FOCUSED ON CULTIVATING CREATIVE INTERSTELLAR TALENT THAT TRANSPORTS THE LISTENER FROM A RAINY MONDAY MORNING SIDEWALK TO THE OUTERMOST GALAXIES OF THE SONIC UNIVERSE
Mishka Shubaly is a hard-bitten American singer/ songwriter, praised by voices as disparate as actor Johnny Depp, firebrand comedian Doug Stanhope, and Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos. “Coward’s Path” is his darkest and funniest record yet. It details his descent into the nadir of alcoholism in unflinching, often hilarious detail. As lush as the instrumentation is, lyrics are where Shubaly really shines. No wonder: he is a bestselling author with six #1 Amazon Kindle Singles and a full length memoir due out in 2016.
Hugh Cornwell completed his new album Hooverdam and first film Blueprint (a live studio performance of the film and interview) in Toerag Studios in 2008 with producer Liam Watson, best known for producing the White Stripes' Elephant. Hooverdam is also available worldwide as a high-quality free download from Hugh's own website and from www.hooverdamdownload.com. The physical release is a triple-sleeved digipak featuring both album and film in one exclusive CD / DVD package.
Night World formed in the late 80s by singer / songwriter Charles Kennedy. Musically the band, which featured a number of different line-ups, mutated from an experimental electronic group (first album, The Bears At The End Of The Garden 1988 IH2) into a song-based electronic rock group (Grand Designs 1990 IH3), eventually finding cult success in the United States with the song Night Flight To Charlotte (from Charge Of The Night Brigade 1993 IH4).
It's taken the best part of 30 years but finally the complete long-lost solo recordings from Showaddywaddy's lead singer DAVE BARTRAM are to be released on CD and download.
IHM have partnered with Dave and life-long Showaddywaddy fan Steve Thorpe to compile every existing solo track recorded by Dave at the legendary Utopia Studios in London.
Rob Reynolds is a singer/songwriter and recording artist who represented England and won 'The Baltic Song Contest' in 2005. He plays acoustic/electric guitar, lap steel, Dobro steel, harmonica, bass and Keyboards.
Dead Mens is the psychedelic/Alternative Indy recording project of Ed Richards from Souhampton England The band name "Dead Mens" came to Richards in a jet-lag, caffeine and alcohol infused dream while relaxing in the sun of the Chateau Marmont garden, Los Angeles CA. influenced by acts like, The Nass, The Beatles, David Bowie, T-Rex, The Pink Floyd and 80’s synth pop.
"Cowards Path" is a lush, beautiful-sounding album of unforgettable songs about the darkest of subjects - isolation, addiction, despair. It's also astonishingly funny. Singer/songwriter Mishka Shubaly has plunged headlong into the gutter, mined his life experience as a bottom of-the-barrel drunk, and emerged with a devil-may-care grin. The songs weave so fluidly though tragedy and comedy that you'll find yourself wondering: should I be laughing? should I be crying? Either way, it's a singular listening experience and a triumph of the human will; that we can find humour even in the midnight darkness.
The Aries Project is a collective of London-based musicians led by Charles Kennedy. The band started as a live improvisational unit playing festivals in England in the summer of 1995, graduating to the studio at the end of that year to make debut album “English Ghosts”. Originally surfaced in early 1996, the album found admirers in the British press and abroad, and became a post-club night out staple.
Invisible Hands Music is an independent record label best known for its releases in the years 2003-2010 when based in London's Camden Town neighbourhood. The label was founded by musician Charles Kennedy. The company name first appeared on cassettes sold at gigs by Kennedy's first band Night World in 1987. The first CD release was Fretwork Southeast, a compilation album of local bands from Southwest London in 1993. After three more CDs in the series, and an eponymous debut album by Kennedy's next musical project, The Aries Project, the label moved into signing artists starting with Wishbone Ash, and singer-
songwriter, Rob Reynolds. Other releases in the 1990s, distributed by Pinnacle in the UK, included electro compilations such as Speed Garage Invasion and Drum n Bass Invasion.
After a gap of five years, the label restarted operations in Camden Town in January 2003, releasing products such as a box set of new music by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, a box set of previously released music by Wishbone Ash, and a compilation of covers of David Bowie songs. Hazel O'Connor joined the label with a reissue series of her 1990s
albums. Recent releases included music by guitarist Stevie Salas, Silver Sun (two studio albums), Hugh Cornwell (two studio albums and a live set) and Thomas Dolby (live CD / DVD box set).
In 2008, Invisible Hands Music made the news by signing the (partially) reformed lineup of The Jam, and making the new Hugh Cornwell album, Hooverdam, available as a free download.
After a four year hiatus between 2010 and 2014, the label restarted operations in London's West End, rereleasing The Aries Project's eponymous album under the new title "English Ghosts".
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