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this new James Holden album is a beast
sprawling psychadelic electronica.
Hadn't really heard anything else by Holden besides THAT Nathan Fake remix, so I didn't have any expectations. I love how organic it feels; the way he put it together really comes through in the recording - no overdubs? Madness! The culmination of all that crazy sound as it tumbles into the beauty and simplicity of Blackpool Late Eighties is one of the most gratifying music experiences of 2013.
Did a collaboration on the 'Consciousness' show- played for about half an hour
New album is really good though I inevitably fall asleep halfway though it
yeah! got in just in time to avoid all the clips of Horizon and just saw his band play. was pretty amazing
I didn't know what the show was going to be, just wanted to see Holden. Some of it was quite interesting but it was a bit like being in a lesson.
i love the closing track "self-playing scmaltz"...eeie.
Nice accompaniment for the latest Colin Stetson record.
Totally different to "The Idiots are Winning", in a good way. Still getting my head round it, so much to take in.
I love the organic drumming methods that he's used in a lot of the tracks.
I also love the Blackpool one and Gone Feral.
Two questions: Why is it released under "Holden" and not his full name? And why does he have a dubious reputation, musically speaking?
And I've seen the album released by both 'Holden' and his full name.
Is this the guy that runs Border Community? For some reason I thought he was an asshole.
I've only just heard of him but loads of people seem to have a dim view of him.
think he was seen as the sort of producer that only indie kids liked, haven't seen the same sort comments this time round but this album is a different beast
still need time to get into the rest though
I hate admitting it though, because its the most accessible track on the album. Hope that doesn't sound too indiewank.
listened to it back-to-back with the new Jon Hopkins record over the weekend.
Inheritors is a bit less consistent than Immunity. It has some outstanding peaks but a few troughs too...whereas I don't think Hopkins wastes a second on Immunity (the album flows better too).
only Jon Hopkins, Julianna Barwick, Tim Hecker and After Dark 2 are close atm. Was wrong about it having troughs and not flowing well...it's front-to-back brilliant.
given the quality of the other albums you've mentioned. I need to give it a second go, then. Only Blackpool Late Eighties was sticking the first time around...
It is fucking awesome. Im so cross it went under my radar at the time. This is what the last BoC album should have sounded like. Its difficult but layered and textured. Headphone heaven. Brilliant stuff.
i keep coming back to it every few months, listening to it once and being floored for days. stunning