Between Arrival and Departure - album

by Vanishing Breed

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about

This is the first full length solo album by A.J. Holmes under the artist name
Vanishing Breed. It was written and record between 2002 - 2003 in London and Berlin.

It was released by Pingipung record in 2005
Artwork is by jujus delivery: jujus-delivery.com

Here's what Pingipung records say about this release:

Self-praise stinks, but in this case Pingipung have been rather ahead of their time. If we had released this album a few years later, it would probably be recognised on a much larger scale today. At the time the songs of "Between Arrival..." were written, in 2003, they indeed seemed slightly weird and geeky in their blend of African folklore and Lofi-electronics. The critics obviously loved it however. Whenever the songs about distance and closeness, leaving and arriving threaten to get too romantic, Holmes manages to shake up the arrangement, constantly challenging us to listen beyond his warm voice and those pleasant Hi-Life guitars. This is one of the rare examples of an album that immediately finds its way into your ear but still have enough surprises on offer after a dozen listens. We bow before this record.

Reviews

“This is an album that genuinely refreshes, tickles synapses, touches familiar bases in unfamiliar ways and in new combinations and that's why it's a joy to listen to.” (unpeeled)

“Intriguing and intelligent.” (Blow up)

“'Between Arrival and Departure' is sometimes melancholic, other times an outright summer album to be listened to on a sunny day on the beach. (...) There´s a lot of situations like crossing the ocean on a plane or entering the moving truck before you move to a different city that I imagine 'Between Arrival and Departure' to be perfect for.”(foxydigitalis)

“Brian Eno could like this.” (Rolling Stone)

“Album of the year!” (Die Zeit)

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released December 8, 2015

Produced by Sculpture and Vanishing Breed aka A.J. Holmes

Mixed and Master by Sculpture

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A.J. Holmes and The Hackney Empire London, UK

A.J. Holmes (aka Vanishing Breed) is a Musician, Recordist, Big fan of Pan-African music, Lover of 20th Century Architecture and Founder of The Hackney Empire (band)

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