Held - Holy Other
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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the Manchester electronic producer.
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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
    Needless to say, it ["Nothing Here"] makes for an underwhelming close to an otherwise tenderly crafted and beautifully arranged debut album from a producer who has already proven his worth and will undoubtedly have plenty more bright moments in his future.
  4. Aug 30, 2012
    80
    It's short (36 mins), but deep and heady, the sort of record that worms its way into your head and stays there, leaving a faint imprint on your psyche.
  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 5, 2012
    70
    Held is one of those albums where the moods and methods are a constantly moving target while the overall sound, somehow, comes out unified.... This is deep stuff.
  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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