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HOLOVR is Jimmy Billingham who also records under the alias’s Tidal, Venn Rain, Journey of Mind & Holographic Mind - He has released music on Firecracker Records, Opal Tapes and Hooker Vision as well as his own Indole Records Release Information Anterior Space may strike some listeners of a certain age as an echo of the gilded age of “armchair techno” exemplified by Warp Records’ Artificial Intelligence comps.
There’s a similar convergence of the cerebral and the blissful in the four epic compositions HOLOVR (aka Jimmy Billingham) finesses from his analog and digital synths as that found on those early-’90s pieces by Black Dog, B12, and others. Discussing the creation of Anterior Space, which is the first HOLOVR release to feature no beats, Billingham reveals, “Dropping drums gave me a bit more freedom in terms of tempo and rhythm, and it was actually really liberating.
Having fewer elements in a track also meant it was possible to record live, which is my preferred way of working, as you can capture an actual snapshot of time and a natural, in-the-moment negotiation of the different elements of a track. I’d know a track was ready if I could sit there and listen to it looping round for long periods of time and really get lost in it, and then I’d try and capture a nice section of that in the space of 10 minutes or whatever.”
You can hear this on Anterior Space’s opening 11-minute track, “Into Light.” Its subtle gradations of warped tones and implied rhythms teem with hyperactive elegance. The titular light glints off of several jeweled facets, like a disco ball made out of diamonds. The slow, mobile-like rotation of synth baubles over a foundation of yearning, icy drones on “Apparent Motion” creates the illusion of a shimmering stasis, but there’s actually a great deal happening here. “There’s lots of subtle variation in the tracks, with pattern length differences and parameter tweaks,” Billingham says
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