Holy Pictures

David Holmes 2008 lp The Holy Pictures is one of my favourite albums from recent times. As far as I can tell it is out of print currently, which is madness. The lead single, I Heard Wonders, is a guitar led blast with Holmes singing which was played at the London 2012 Opening Ceremony. The rest of the album is great too, if not much like that song- nine songs taking in ambient and krautrock as well as the JAMC indie rock of I Heard Wonders, and reminiscent of MBV in places. There’s a warm haze about it. Dedicated to the memory of his parents, strangely, it’s a much more coherent album than his previous ones- which were all concept albums to some degree. If you don’t have a copy you should seek one out second hand forthwith.

Holy Pictures (James Yuill Remix)

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