With his second album on the Spotted Peccary label, accomplished composer Hollan Holmes takes his listeners into the magical world of the aquatic element. Inspiration came by a trip Hollan took as a youngster with his father in 1979, driving through Del Rio, Texas, a border town, when they drove over a bridge crossing San Filipe Creek. There he witnessed crystal clear spring water flowing over the limestone and it was the most beautiful river he’d ever seen. That ten seconds stayed with him his whole life and it was the impetus for the entire project.
As such, “Emerald Waters” attempts to convey the beauty, importance, and power of water in our world, mixing elements of Berlin School, some traditional melodic structures, and emotional chord progressions, infused into an electronic music landscape. A lot of effort was put into incorporating the energy of water with the aesthetic aspects of water in nature as seen in rivers, lakes, and the sea, aside from water’s life-giving qualities.
Through its spatially evocative sounding 11-track/74-minute sojourn, the enthralling “Emerald Waters” presents its listeners a most pleasant dynamic, a range of uplifting, contemplative, and emotive aural currents and circular rhythmic structures merging seamlessly, effortlessly. Start immersing…
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