Holden


#1

Excited for this!!


#2

I really liked The Inheritors…don’t some people still view him as a fraud or something?

Regardless, he’s really good.


#3

Fraud? In what sense?


#4

I like the track. Much more Holden-y than the Maalem Mahmoud Guinia collab. Will always be interested in new material from him.


#5

I remember there being quite a lot of skepticism over his previous music…that he was more of a schlocky remixer and sunset soundtracker than a proper artist. I certainly don’t agree with those claims, though.


#6

I always thought people were showering him with praise fairly early on I remember “The Idiots Are Winning” garnering quite a lot of plaudits. Then again perhaps that was the turning point :thinking:


#7

Think that album completed his transition from dancefloor oriented electronic music (progressive house, as was the style at the time) to more chin strokey album oriented stuff. Did a good job at both though. His 2003 Balance mix is seen as one of the defining DJ mixes of the 00s, though would resonate much less with IDM fans.


#8

I like the new track, although can appreciate it might be a little ‘jazz’ for some tastes… Got a bit of an Albert Ayler feel to it.

Given the conversation above, it’s interesting to note some fans still pining for more techno-type output on Holden’s Facebook page. I think they’ll be waiting a long while to be honest.


#9

Im sure some people do. In the same way Nicolas Jaar might have been viewed as a fraud. As in they both built up so much hype around them that some people of course have a backlash against it.

Personally I wish he went back to his dance stuff. Inheritors is good but a very difficult album want something a bit more fun. An expanded band might do this! Excited to see where this leads!


#10

If he can put out anything to rival Blackpool Late Eighties, I’ll be astounded. A brilliant bit of catharsis on an extremely technical album.


#11

This sounds really good!!


#12

Love the production on this thing!


#13

This is fucking great!


#14

Really enjoying this sounds like the collaborators have added some live flourishes to his sound.


#15

New album is finally out today! On first listen I like it a lot. Sounds really modern and retro 70’s at the same time.


#16

I think it is fair to say that this is James Holden’s Masterpiece. One which he shall be remembered for in years to come. Loving it.


#17

excited about this album. will get it in over t’weekend


#18

v. excited indeed to hear the whole thing. trance plus folky free jazz, fucking yes m8. the one track I’ve heard is a thing of wonder.


#19

Another album going in my top 10 of the year. It is truly wonderful. So many ideas and influences yet sounding utterly unique. I’m actually gutted I have to go to work tonight because I won’t be able to listen to it until tomorrow!


#20

This is fantastic! Loving the 70s jazz vibes, it’s like modern version of Journey in Satchidananda.