‘If these particular L.A. youths have previously sounded that bit too pusillanimous, then the pair now seem doughty by comparison.’
“In the case of In a Time Lapse, whereas before I wanted to improvise around ideas in a studio so that I could catch the moment of creation directly on recording, this time I wanted to compose most of the music before and then go very much into the details of arrangement – every second – once inside the studio. I’m very satisfied with the results, because I think I got to explore all the layers that I wanted to – the orchestral parts; the solos; the synthesis of electronics, and that experimental aspect – so it comprises all the ingredients that I wanted it to. I took the right time and concentration to record and produce it, so I’m pleased with it.”
‘For She & Him are something of a guilty pleasure. They perhaps shouldn’t be, such are their indie credentials, but that’s exactly what they are. There’s no two ways about it; no cause for discussion: they’re parodical as they are overwhelmingly pleasant, and the rather unimaginatively titled Volume 3 is no exception to the rule.’
‘Having previously Gone Feral, minimal techno mastermind James Holden here reels in the primordiality in favour of a highly effectual synthetic thrust entitled Renata. Lifted from forthcoming sophomore The Inheritors, it’s the sort of giddying Friday dark fare that threatens to run away with itself with ever increasing frequency, jarring arpeggi scrambling over splashes of jazzy cymbal and gleaming flashes of extempore freeform. If only we could now expedite time similarly so that we might hear the LP in its entirety…’
The Inheritors is expected June 17th on Holden’s very own Border Community label.