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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Alabama-born sculptor-turned-singer features contributions from Sam Gendel, Laraaji, Nelson Patton, and Richard Swift.
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  1. Sep 21, 2018
    The musical spaciness only enhances his already-considerable dignity and the gravitas of his songwriting, making Mith a powerful, prophetic collection.
  2. Uncut
    Sep 21, 2018
    It's the low-key moments--the astral jazz of "There Was Always Water;" the clunky, piano-led "Back For Me;" the dubby "How Far Is Spaced-Out?"--that hit home emotionally. [Nov 2018, p.30]
  3. Sep 21, 2018
    MITH is the most powerful album yet from a truly inspirational artist who deserves to be acknowledged as a national treasure.
  4. Q Magazine
    Sep 25, 2018
    His voice is the one constant, a symbol of defiance against overwhelming forces. [Nov 2018, p.109]
  5. Oct 15, 2018
    MITH is an insightful record, one that gives its listener pause and feels like a valuable artefact of our time.
  6. Sep 27, 2018
    Holley does with music what he’s done with visual art for decades: He collects our ugliest obscured objects and transforms them into singular reflections on our troubled world.
  7. Sep 24, 2018
    Although neophytes might struggle with Holley’s shruggy attitude to tunefulness--his free-ranging sound recalls, at different times, Tom Waits, Gil Scott-Heron or RL Burnside--a coterie of associates help to flesh out Holley’s non-linear storytelling into something more conventionally accomplished.

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