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Debut Release: Hollan Holmes - A Distant Light
« on: February 01, 2011, 08:15:26 PM »
Hello everyone. I wanted to hang out for a couple weeks before bursting in and
blowing my own horn, when absolutely no one knows me. I hope that now is a
more appropriate and polite time to announce this.
My debut CD, A Distant Light, was released Dec. 27th, 2010 and is now available
from my web site at http://hollanholmesmusic.com



Composed by Hollan Holmes in November 2010
Release Date: December 27, 2010
Mastering: Steve Roach at The Timeroom
CD Art & Layout: Hollan Holmes

Many thanks to all who take the time to listen and respond
to my endeavors. Comments and critiques are encouraged.

Cheers,

hhh
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darren bergstein

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Re: Debut Release: Hollan Holmes - A Distant Light
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 08:16:26 PM »
Ordered via CDBaby yesterday! :)
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Re: Debut Release: Hollan Holmes - A Distant Light
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 10:50:50 PM »
Deeply honored and ultimately humbled, Darren.
Many thanks for your purchase and I look forward
to hearing your reaction, glowing, critical or otherwise.

Cheers,

hhh
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Re: Debut Release: Hollan Holmes - A Distant Light
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011, 09:04:00 PM »
Here's my short review/appraisal for all interested:

A Distant Light might in fact be one of the finest debuts by a US ambient artist in recent memory. Tactile, absorbing, shifting unceremoniously between modes of 'light' & 'dark' with great finesse, the restless tableaux on hand proffer various strands of muted greys and other muddy sonic hues. Holmes' tonal palette is complex enough to shirk cliché, thanks to a knack for concocting sounds that don't simply plumb the well-worn environmental drones of yesterday: oddly disturbing eddies of hushed 'beats' occasionally surface to vie with low-key bass thrum and grandly isolationist tonal clusters. Expertly done and deserving of wider recognition.
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DARREN BERGSTEIN
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Re: Debut Release: Hollan Holmes - A Distant Light
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011, 10:32:42 PM »
Here's my short review/appraisal for all interested:

A Distant Light might in fact be one of the finest debuts by a US ambient artist in recent memory...


Darren,
You have no idea how honored I am to hear you say this. I do not take your opinion lightly
and I simply cannot thank you enough.

For those of you who would like to hear more than the one-minute sound bytes, you can
now listen to A Distant Light in it's entirety (downloading is disabled) over at Sound Cloud...

http://soundcloud.com/adistantlight/sets/a-distant-light/

Cheers and thanks again, Darren, I'm moved!

hhh

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Re: Debut Release: Hollan Holmes - A Distant Light
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2011, 09:33:57 AM »
This is a nice CD.  I really like it.

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Re: Debut Release: Hollan Holmes - A Distant Light
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2011, 12:52:45 PM »
Here's my short review/appraisal for all interested:

A Distant Ligh ...
 Expertly done and deserving of wider recognition.

It should get that recognition.  This week's Hearts of Space features a couple of tracks
and one from the new Meg Bowles mentioned in another thread---an impressive debut indeed.

Equinoctal Greetings astral-music fans
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Re: Debut Release: Hollan Holmes - A Distant Light
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2011, 01:38:07 PM »
Let me toss my congrats in to Hollan on this album - I've listened to it about six times and really enjoy it.    Recommended.
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Re: Debut Release: Hollan Holmes - A Distant Light
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2011, 05:26:10 PM »
This is a really nice album! Very subtle in its dynamics but really gets under the skin with repeated listens. Uplifting work. Check it out!