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This Film's Crap Let's Slash the Seats
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Import pressing of his debut album which is out-of-print in the US. As an aspiring DJ, the Irish-born David Holmes wanted to score movies, but producers weren't exactly beating a path to his door. So instead, he decided to... more »
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Import pressing of his debut album which is out-of-print in the US. As an aspiring DJ, the Irish-born David Holmes wanted to score movies, but producers weren't exactly beating a path to his door. So instead, he decided to make imaginary soundtracks of his own--to set music to the films he carried round in his head. This album was the result: an ambitious, diverse and, yes, profoundly cinematic collection of electronic tracks. The opening cut, 'No Man's Land,' was reportedly inspired by the Daniel Day-Lewis film In The Name Of The Father--and in the same way, it's possible to see "Gone" as a relic from some late-1960s arthouse classic, thanks to the breathy guest vocals of Saint Etienne's Sarah Cracknell. Jah Wobble guests on 'Got Fucked Up Along The Way,' while Steve Hillage contributes some typically mesmeric guitar to 'Inspired By Leyburn', but mostly this is Holmes's baby, showcasing his gift for arrangement and his fondness for atmospherics. Since its release, he's even gotten to compose some music for film and TV--proving, yet again, that you make your own luck. Universal. 1998.
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(3 out of 5 stars)
"My first foray into D. Holmes' particular brand of music has been well-rewarded. I give it 3 stars cuz it seems to only be breaking the surface of something that could be much much more--but the second CD (included in all US releases, from what I can tell) offers nice variations that more than satisfy. Music that simultaneously puts you in a trance and allows you to think should always be applauded for expressing such a wonderful paradox"
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not as polished as Let's get Killed (my possible #1 fav) but it shows what a genius the man is using alot less sophisticated gear then the latter album. The entire album is brilliant."