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Monday 3 April 2023

Monday's Long Song

James Holden's new album, Imagine This Is A High Dimensional Space Of All Possibilities, came out last Friday. I've not heard it in full yet but the second single from it which I posted a couple of weeks ago, Common Land, has been on regular repeat play round here and is firmly one of the year's highlights to date. Two Fridays ago a long, eight minute third single/ track came out ahead of the album- In The End You'll Know- written in almost one take in the studio on his wonky Prophet 600 synth.

In The End You'll Know is a lengthy ambient piece, twinkling synths and waves of sound, ebbs of space dust, gently joined by whooshing noises and a very distinct lysergic flow. At three minutes thirty eight seconds another more urgent and bubbling synthline comes in followed by drums and we're off into somewhere with more energy- still very trippy and bendy- but moving emphatically forwards.  Very lovely stuff indeed. 

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