James Holden is back. With a great new album.
He’s ready to shake the electronic music’s scenery once again.
James Holden, the British well-known DJ and producer is about to give us a lot of surprises. After The Idiots are Winning, released in 2006 and described by The Guardian as “the most astonishing debut in electronic music since Boards of Canada’s Music Has the Right to Children”, June 2013 will see James Holden finally long – awaited return with a brand new artist album of epic proportions: The Inheritors – released by his own Border Community label.
Inspired by William Golding’s novel, about the extinction of a tribe of Neanderthals, this 75 minute long English pagan saga, is the album that he always wanted to make and already sounds like a triumph. A psychedelic journey through the English landscape, nostalgic, ageless and full of repressed emotions, The Inheritors was crafted using Holden’s analogue modular system and hand-coded computer programs, which he used to build a series of unique analogue-digital machines.
“Renata,” is the first single free track: Made by homespun synths, holds you in a totally dazed and messy state of mind. The video features some pretty trippy visuals and has been made by Holden’s artwork designer Jack Featherstone.
Holden’s ‘The Inheritors’ hits shops next Monday (June 24th) but you can stream the whole thing right now care of Pitchfork Advance.
As you can listen, This EP, is a glorious mix of the human and machine where you don’t know what you’re going to get until it happens.
Text by: Rossana Frustaci