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Phil Kieran – Blinded By The Sun Remixes Part 2

Almost a year since Phil Kieran released Blinded By The Sun, and following on from Roman Flügel and Andrew Weatherall remixes, Hot Creations return with a second remix package. Mano Le Tough, Matthew Herbert and David Holmes join forces to create a set of flawless cuts.

Revered by his peers, Kieran has been producing music for over a decade, building on his solid reputation and forever pushing boundaries with his music. When selecting the second group of remixers, Kieran chose “people who have influenced me and still currently do, in some way I guess they have a connection to the record already. I made a wish list of who I wanted and to my surprise it all seemed to come together very quickly”.

Both heralding from Ireland, Mano Le Tough aka Niall Mannion was an obvious choice for Kieran due to the shared dedication of their craft, and leaves a deeply emotional imprint on Solar Storm. In 2013 Mannion released his debut album Changing Days on Permanent Vacation, soon followed by Resident Advisor ranking him #8 in their Top 100 DJs Poll.

Similarly to Kieran, English musician and producer Matthew Herbert regularly ignores the restraints associated with dance music, instead choosing a path of innovation. Taking Realities Forgotten into the early morning hours, Herbert punctures a swinging rhythm with electronic glitches.

David Holmes under his Unloved alias concludes the package with a cinematic remix of Think Too Much, overflowing with emotion, it makes the perfect conclusion to a stellar release. Also from Belfast, Holmes has been composing music for over two decades, winning his second Ivor Novello award in 2016.

Release Date: 23/06/2017, Label: Hot Creations

David Holmes – Late Night Tales

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DJ and producer David Holmes is welcomed to the Late Night Tales fraternity with an evocative collection of personal songs and music, peppered with exclusive new material and rare gems. 

By now, I think we all know David Holmes, right? There’s acid house Holmes, with bone­rattling Chicago jams and Detroit destroyers; break­digger Holmes responsible for the grittily shaking ‘ Let’s Get Killed’ and seminal Essential Mix compilation, and then there’s soundtrack Holmes. 

His most enduring and vital source of musical inspiration ­ cinema ­ plugged into David’s first solo record ‘This Film’s Crap, Let’s Slash the Seats’ and inspired 2000’s ‘B ow Down to the Exit Sign’; created as the soundtrack to a not­yet­made movie. Official soundtracks have been bountiful, including scores for Soderbergh’s Out Of Sight and Ocean’s trilogy, ’71, Hunger and Good Vibrations. In a series of personal songs sung by himself, David’s last solo album ‘The Holy Pictures’ explored influences of La Düsseldorf, The Jesus and Mary Chain and early Brian Eno. His Unloved collaboration with Keefus Ciancia and Jade Vincent then took us on a musical journey full of raw 60s pop­noir, psychedelia and French Ye Ye with a contemporary twist. Somehow he’s also found time to produce records by Primal Scream and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. 

Unsurprisingly, for someone au fait with matters cinematic, this Late Night Tales conjures up its own mind­movies. It’s not only packed with the judiciously selected nuggets for which his mixes are noted but also stuffed with original material, including collaborations with BP Fallon and Jon Hopkins and an amazing new reading of 10cc’s‘I’m Not In Love’ by Holmes­produced Song Sung . In fact, there’s a Celtic thread running through the whole journey with Stephen Rea’s reading of an extract from Seamus Heaney’s AENEID BOOK VI ­ Elsewhere Anchises. Among the other gems included here areDavid Crosby’s lush ‘Orleans’, BuddyHolly ’scelestial‘LoveIsStrange’andthe ChildrenOfSunshine ’s ‘It’sALongWayTo Heaven’. 

David Holmes loves music. It’s a way of expressing the sometimes inexpressible or the inconsolable; a questing desire to find out just what is over the next hill. It’s no surprise to learn he’s a keen walker. Always on the move, headphones on, lost in some reverie or piece of music; the soundtrack to his life, the stuff that feeds his imagination.

“I walk a lot. It’s amazing for listening to music: your phone or your emails aren’t going and you’re just in the forest listening to music. It’s so intimate. Anyway, I was listening to the KLF’s Chill Out album, which still sounds amazing, but it triggered an idea with concrete sounds through travelling and movement. And one of the things I was trying to do was to use this idea not just break up the moods but also as a metaphor for moving through life and arriving in different destinations or arriving at different stages in different parts of your life. 

Memory, Love, Living, Family, Friendship, Healing, Death and The Afterworld are some of the themes I wanted to explore within this record. Although these strong themes and tracks are personal to me, I also wanted it to be a great listen that was unpredictable yet had a seamless flow ­ a journey that was personal to me yet to the listener a great compilation of music that they may or may not have heard before. I hope I’ve succeeded in the later.” 

Tracklisting:

1. Barry Woolnough ­ Great Father Spirit In The Sky
2. David Holmes & Steve Jones – The Reiki Healer From County Down (Exclusive Track)
3. The Children Of Sunshine – It’s A Long Way To Heaven
4. Spark Sparkle – Slythtovery (Exclusive Track)
5. Alain Maclean – Talking Judgement Day Blues
6. David Crosby – Orleans
7. Buddy Holly – Love Is Strange
8. After Dinner – Paradise of Replica
9. Lullaby Movement – Ru­Ru (Sleep Little Baby) (Exclusive Track)
10. Jeff Bridges & Keefus Ciancia – It’s In Every One Of Us (Exclusive Track)
11. Song Sung – I’m Not In Love (Exclusive 10cc Cover Version ­ Produced by David Holmes)
12. Neo Maya – I Won’t Hurt You
13. BP Fallon & David Holmes – Henry McCullough (Exclusive Track)
14. Documenta – Love As A Ghost (Produced by David Holmes)
15. Keith Fullerton Whitman ­ Stereo Music For Acoustic Guitar, Buchla Music Box 100, Hewlett Packard Model 236 Oscillator, Electric Guitar And Computer – Part 1
16. Eat Lights Become Lights – Into Forever
17. Geese – Andrew Parsnip (Exclusive Track)
18. DIE HEXEN – Gloomy Sunday (Exclusive Track)
19. David Holmes & Jon Hopkins feat Stephen Rea – Elsewhere Anchises (Exclusive Track)

Unloved – Guilty Of Love (Andrew Weatherall’s Guilty Of Dub)

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Unloved, aka the group consisting of Irish electronic musician David Holmes, film/TV composer Keefus Ciancia (also known for True Detective), and songwriter-vocalist Jade Vincent, will release their two-track debut EP Guilty Of Love on October 30. Below, you can stream  a dubbed out remix of the title track for the EP’s B-side, aptly named “Guilty of Dub,” by British techno veteran Andrew Weatherall.

Video: Unloved – Guilty Of Love

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Here’s the psychedelic new visuals for Unloved’s debut single ‘Guilty of Love’.

Unloved is the new musical project from David Holmes. Noted for his illustrious career in songwriting, production, and film scores (as well as composing the soundtracks for the 3 Oceans films) Holmes has started work on a new musical project, with fellow film and TV composer Keefus Ciancia (True Detective), and songwriter/vocalist Jade Vincent.

More info on Unloved and the new EP here. Set for release on October 16th on Unloved Records, the EP precedes the full Unloved album due in the new year.

Unloved (David Holmes) – Guilty Of Love

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David Holmes unveils new musical project – Unloved. Today they are sharing their debut track ‘Guilty Of Love’.

As a trailer for Unloved, the ‘Guilty Of Love’ EP is a breathlessly evocative roll of the title sequence, a glimpse behind the cinema curtain, a run through the rushes of their musical ‘film noire’. Set for release on October 16th on Unloved Records, the EP precedes the full Unloved album due in the new year.

Spearheaded by David Holmes (composer of the soundtrack for the 3 Oceans films, as well as numerous acclaimed albums across his 20 year career in music), in collaboration with film and TV composer Keefus Ciancia (True Detective), and songwriter-vocalist Jade Vincent (The Jade Vincent Experiment), Unloved are born of 60’s girl groups, influenced by the great George ‘Shadow’ Morton, Jack Nitzsche, the soundtracks of Morricone, Nino Rota and the electronic sounds of Raymond Scott.

David met Keefus and Jade in LA in 2013, that same summer Keefus and Jade started a regular Tuesday night residency in Los Feliz called The Rotary Room. A collective of great musicians, including Woody Jackson (Red Dead Redemption), Gus Seyffert (Beck, The Black Keys), Jay Bellerose (T Bone Burrent) and Deantoni Parks (John Cale), forming informal ensembles curated by Jade, Keefus and David Piltch, with David Holmes invited to DJ between each band.

These common themes and sonic adventures led to the birth of Unloved, evoking the sounds and spirit of The Shangri La’s, Bruno Nicolai, The Paris Sisters, The BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Phil Spector’s wall of sound.

A band was then brought together at Woody Jackson’s VOX Studios in LA, where the sound they had envisaged could actually be realised. Further Unloved contributors have included the legendary Jim Keltner (John Lennon), Wayne Kramer (MC5) and Tommy Morgan (The Beach Boys, Elvis).

All tracks produced by David Holmes and Keefus Ciancia. Mixed by Michael Patterson.