James Holden The Animal Spirits With his newly expanded band, James Holden & The Animal Spirits bring their next offering of synth-led / folk-trance music. Combining elements of psychedelia, krautrock and spiritual jazz. The synth-and-drum core of Holden's Inheritors-era live touring outfit has picked up several members along the way, incorporating saxophone, cornet, recorder and cosmic percussion, all recorded live together in one room under the direction of band leader Holden to produce a genre-blending new form of universal music that feels inherently fluid and alive. Border Community CD | LP
James Holden & Camilo Tirado / Luke Abbott Outdoor Museum Of Fractals / 555Hz Epic pieces of music from Holden and Abbott Holden and Luke Abbott flirt with the New Age in this split double album, with a pair of extended synth meditations indulging their respective loves of arpeggio and drone, originally composed for the occasion of Terry Riley’s 80th birthday. Running to over 45 and 30 minutes apiece in digital form but split in two to fit on the vinyl. The heavyweight double vinyl also includes uninterrupted digital download codes. Border Community 12"
Holden Gone Feral Big new tune from James Holden! It’s an appropriate name – the track is hardly tame, with gritty modular bleeps dragged across a freewheeling shuffle. It’s violent, too, and sounds as if it were recorded in the wild, keeping the rough edges intact rather than sanitising it with digital production. Harsh stuff.The ‘Gone Feral’ single release gets the trademark Holden DJ tool treatment for the creative DJ’s layering pleasure: the self-explanatory ‘Drumtool’ seeks to beat dancefloors into proto-industrial pagan submission, whilst the ‘Synthtool’ leaves Holden’s vibrant synth modulations to sing unconstrained. Border Community 12"
James Holden Idiots Are Winning 1. Lump 2. Quiet Drumming Interlude 3. 10101 4. Corduroy 5. Flute 6. Idiot 7. Lumpette 8. Intentionally Left Blank 9. Idiot Clapsolo 10. Quiet Drumming Border Community CD Out of Stock