Holy Other - Lieve
This item is scheduled to be released on 19th November 2021.
Breaking almost a decade of silence, we're so thrilled at the return of one of the UK's most important electronic music makers.
+ Dinked vinyl and regular vinyl are released 4th February 2022.
+ CD was released 19th November 2021.
Lieve is the long-awaited second LP by British electronic music producer Holy Other.
Emerging from an extended stay at Bidston Observatory on the Wirral, Lieve was recorded throughout 2020 in the North West of England.
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Using the acoustics of the observatory — the cavernous basement and the geometrically-perfect wooden domes — Holy Other recorded and resampled material that would become the bedrock of Lieve.
A marker in the sand as his first output since 2012’s critically acclaimed Held, these recordings — including the voice of NYX’s Sian O’Gorman, violin from Simmy Singh and saxophone from Daniel Thorne — were cut, manipulated and pieced together to form Lieve.
“How do you break up with a place?”
Have you ever tried to leave your problems behind? No matter how hard you try to reshape yourself, your past remains. This is an album about L(i)eaving, coming to terms with the past, and trying to live in the present.
Much like his past work, Holy Other leaves the listener to draw their own semantic conclusions from the record. The lyrics are ambiguous — ghostly voices, whispers and stutters interwoven with his signature sound palette.
Still, the expressive mood from prior releases remains intact, even if these intimate textures and deft rhythms pick up more mature questions about false starts and failed escapes.
The title track single Lieve breaks almost a decade of silence, finding the language to articulate painful feelings, exhaling, and moving forward.
1. Dirt Under Your Nails
5. Up Heave
6. Whatever You Are You're Not Mine
10. Bough Down
When is this released?
Holy Other - Lieve is available for preorder now and has a scheduled release date of 19th November 2021. In the event of any delays to this date, we will try to keep this page updated, specifically in the 'release updates' tab. Sadly, we are seeing a lot of date changes in 2022 so please bear with us.
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