Holo Earth by HOLOVR
Immersive ambient techno album from Jimmy Billingham
Although Jimmy Billingham has been producing since 2010, it's only now, under his HOLOVR guise, that I discover his tasteful techno and ambient music. Previously, as Clime, Holographic Arts, Journey Of Mind, Tidal (6), Venn Rain and under his own name, his experimental output has covered fuzzy ambient, battered acid and subdued techno, with each incarnation pushing new boundaries. Now, with his second HOLOVR LP, he's landed on a blend of ambient and techno that I consider the perfect companion piece to Kangding Ray's Solens Arc. The ambient passages may be murkier and the beats less aggressive, but the overall effect is the same: beautiful!
9/10 after 9 listens