Electronic explorer James Holden returns with a generically unconstrained new album of rave music for a parallel universe that seeks to reconnect with the feelings of hope, freedom and possibility that characterised the earliest days of dance music, coming to terms with his own musical past in the process.
In contrast to its jazz adjacent live band predecessor ‘The Animal Spirits’, Holden’s trippy
fourth solo artist album is more of a continuous sound collage, artfully juxtaposing audio worlds and field recordings with an ‘anything goes’ approach in the style of early Nineties pastoral classics like The KLF’s ‘Chill Out’ and the sprawling radioscapes of Future Sound of London.
Formats include a colourful 12-page booklet of original illustrations by Jorge Velez (Professor Genius).
You Are In A Clearing
Trust Your Feet
The Missing Key
In The End You’ll Know
Four Ways Down The Valley
Worlds Collide Mountains Form
The Answer Is Yes
You Can Never Go Back