Barons of Hiddenhausen, is a mysterious and hidden secret, with it’s origins in Vienna. Although the project sounds like a full-fledged band, the mastermind behind the project is one person: Moritz Kofler. Kofler is no stranger to the genre – after he recorded “World Withdrawal,” he collaborated with Digital Noise Academy in L.A., a project by Ken Andrews (Failure, Beck, A.P.C. NIN), Jordon Zadorozny (Blinker The Star, Courtney Love, Melissa Auf Der Maur) and others. That experience shows in this record.
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I love my job. Not many people can say that. Why do I love it, you ask? I do nothing but listen to Earbits all day, which provides me some serious time to peruse the up and coming music that we are constantly adding. From Metal to Jazz, and everything in between, I am ever-impressed by the catalog that our music department is building. Frankly, it’s getting ridiculous.
What does this mean to you?
I grew up in Sacramento listening to 93 Rock, which changed about midway through my hometown life to 98 Rock – same music, different spot on the dial. 93 Rock played Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, AC/DC, Skid Row, Poison, and the list goes on. Now, to some extent, I imagine that most rock stations played this music then, but I guess what’s important to note is that 93 Rock leaned toward the heavier side of rock – playing things like Metallica and Megadeth far more often than Journey, for example, and not just the singles either.