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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the Manchester electronic producer.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
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  1. Aug 30, 2012
    90
    In both musical and studio accomplishment Holy Other has come into his own as strong, individual, musical voice; Held is a strong display of this and is going to make a lot of people very happy indeed.
  2. This kind of high-emotion, omni-genre electronic music is becoming the measure of artists working without geographical or scene ties and Held is one of the best examples
  3. Aug 30, 2012
    80
    It's almost too easy to become completely enamoured with the very sounds it's employing, rather than the mood it's ostensibly trying to convey.
  4. Aug 30, 2012
    80
    It's one of the most powerful records to be released in a very long time.
  5. Oct 5, 2012
    80
    His music is of the wholly sensual, painfully physical kind, and with Held he triumphantly translates his bruised intimacy to full-length format without losing any of its skin-prickling power.
  6. Sep 10, 2012
    70
    Held is as sputtering as it is spartan, and as such the perfect tome to the eternal wretchedness that surrounds human need.
  7. 50
    Between the Held's strong opening and closing acts, it's apparent that Holy Other is still working in the world of the EP and may have jumped the gun on a full-length release.

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