Review & Photos: Mount Kimbie, Holy Other @ The Independent, 6/17/13

Photos by: Nicole L. Browner Monday night's sold out show at The Independent was an audio-visual spectacle of high emotion, featuring a near-flawless performance from headliner Mount Kimbie. Vinyl Williams opened the show as a full band, catching the uninitiated crowd off-guard with its one man name. Holy Other took the stage next as a solo performer armed with a minimal setup of sequencers and samplers on one elongated black machine. Backed by a mesmerizing backdrop of visuals, he stirred up powerful emotions, methodically tweaking a myriad of knobs to produce sensual, disembodied post-R&B beats without the aid of a [...]

Holy Other releases debut LP, performs in Berkeley with Amon Tobin 10/5/12

Holy Other, one of the most talented dark electronica producers to come out of Europe in the past couple years, has just released his highly anticipated full-length LP debut Held, out now on UK's acclaimed experimental imprint Tri Angle Records. Other notable entries from Tri Angle's roster include Balam Acab, AlunaGeorge, and local spookhouse artists oOoOO and Water Borders. Held progresses the creeping dreamworld soundscapes of Holy Other's excellent 2011 debut EP With U. This is late, late night music that maintains an undeniably beautiful, albeit eerie aesthetic throughout, more reminiscent of Burial's Untrue than any of the abrasive witch [...]

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