Vinyl LP pressing. 2012 album from the British Jazz collective. The album sees Joe Acheson, the musical mastermind behind Hidden Orchestra, continuing to explore and develop many themes that emerged on their debut, Night Walks, adding new ideas, guest players, instruments and found sounds; to name a few, listen up for tap-dancing, bagpipe drones, and Acheson stomping in snow and ice. New instruments contributing to the many layers of Archipelago include the musical saw of multi-skilled cellist Su-a Lee; clarsach and electro-harp from Scottish folk musician Mary MacMaster; clarinet care of Czech musician/composer Floex; and Phil Cardwell's uniquely versatile trumpet tones. In addition, you'll hear a range of kantele and zithers which Joe found and recorded at a school for the blind in Finland, while on location for a radio documentary.