David Holmes feat. Raven Violet - Blind On A Galloping Horse

David Holmes feat. Raven Violet - Blind On A Galloping Horse

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Release Date 10/11/2023
Format 2LP Black/
Label Heavenly Recordings
Catalogue Number HVNLP219/

‘Blind On A Galloping Horse’ serves as David Holmes’ first solo album since 2008’s ‘The Holy Pictures’. The cover shot was taken post riot in 70’s Belfast by local cult street photographer Bill Kirk.

A 14-track interrogation of the last decade, time spent watching a decaying, fraying Britain visibly buckling in real time while tending to his own battles with mental health. Holmes’ soundtrack to this inquiry is at times claustrophobic, often euphoric, driven by the rattle and snap of analogue drum machines, wild oscillations of droning analogue synths and the voice of Raven Violet, which beguiles and commands in a way that could
part oceans.

On this album, there are songs of hope for an age of uncertainty; love songs to leap the barricades to and, on ‘Necessary Genius’, a comprehensive roll call of the great and good - those ‘dreamers, misfits, radicals, outcasts’ that we’ve lost and just a few who’ve managed to cling on in the churn of the 21st century. And there are elegiac electronics
evocative of an endless Europe where pulsating, crackling rhythm tracks fuse with dreamlike textures and the underground pulse of psychedelic therapy to form something unique that feels nothing less than radical.

CD in 4pp digisleeve with 8pp booklet.

Double vinyl in 300gsm gatefold sleeve with reverse side print and 180gsm reverse side print inner sleeves.


When People Are Occupied Resistance Is Justified
It's Over, If We Run Out Of Love
Emotionally Clear
Hope Is The Last Thing To Die
You Will Know Me By The Smell Of Onions
Necessary Genius
Yeah x 3
I Laugh Myself To Sleep
Too Muchroom
Agitprop 13
Stop Apologising
Tyranny Of The Talentless
Love In The Upside Down
Blind On A Galloping Horse