Hemlock Shaw is the moniker of 24 year-old Manhattanite Henry Schiller, who is soon to reside in Edinburgh to pursue a degree in Philosophy. He's been making music since he was 18 and already released "Tidal Tracks," an album he describes as "freak folk." His influences include the likes of Animal Collective, Kate Bush and Joanna Newsom. His ultimate goal in music is "to keep changing and evolving" his style and be as "prolific" as possible.
Schiller describes the inspiration behind 'Guide to the Whole Region' as "the over-world music from video games like Final Fantasy VII and Chrono Cross; I wanted to recreate the mood of that kind of music using a more aggressive and more natural sound."