The Inheritors - James Holden
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  • Band members: Holden
  • Summary: This is the follow-up to the British electronic producer's 2006's The Idiots Are Winning.
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  1. Jul 25, 2013
    90
    Ambitious, experimental and brilliant, The Inheritors is a unique release that confirms James Holden's place not only as a DJ to watch, but also as a producer to pay close attention to.
  2. 85
    While The Inheritors isn’t the pinnacle avant-garde electronic music it’s hailed as, it’s a damn fine collection of songs.
  3. Jul 25, 2013
    80
    It’s an impressive achievement--and, what’s more, one that’s likely to piss of his fans a treat.
  4. Jul 25, 2013
    80
    This is the music of ritual, an electronic folk chimera of primordial pagan beats, ancient and timeless yet psychedelically futurist.
  5. Jul 25, 2013
    80
    The Inheritors is a rich and vivid work that is as mysterious as it is compelling.
  6. Nov 20, 2013
    80
    For such a dense, sprawling, heady piece of music, The Inheritors has a surprisingly light touch to it, even a playfulness, that shows just how in control of his tools (including the album form) James Holden is.
  7. Jul 25, 2013
    60
    James Holden has never actually sounded like BOC, but this time around he shares their penchant for analogue gear and mantric, pagan repetition.

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