Saturday, August 6, 2011

Holmes - Holmes EP

Slow 8-Bit! Being is simple. Life is simple. The modern world is complex, spastic and confusing (most of the time). But the natural, straight being is simple. Truth is simple. Everything just IS. Very, very easy. Perhaps Holmes knows what I'm talking about, because his first release is pure being. Look at the cover: This fellow don't try to be a badass. The minimalistic beauty of this work is amazing. While other people are trying to create something big, with big covers, big music and a big ego... Holmes gives a damn. All needless waste is missing here, and this simplicity is so gorgeous. Let's get back on tha carpet, brothers and sisters. These slow, warm chiptunes (London Sketch 1, London Sketch 2 and London Sketch 3!) will lead you back to the source of all being. Sober. Uncomplex. Direct emotions!

"To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour." - William Blake

This album is like a walk in the empty streets of 1880's London, while the rain is falling on a warm summer night, dripping like god's tears over the mossy cobblestone-pavement. I've heard that this great EP is heavily inspired by the talented bloke called Monovfox, and yes, the classical touch reminds me of him - and like Mono, it also sounds to me like the Minecraft OST. Jippie! Come with us...

3/3 Sherlock Pipers for you!

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