Boomkat Product Review:
Opening with the effects-coated chiming of a grandfather clock, Holly Lane immediately sets out its stall as an album steeped in all things antiquated and dusty. Expect a slow barrage of 78rpm static, dissolved, haunted house piano motifs and strategically atmospheric field recordings throughout. Present throughout the album is a floating palette of synthetic ambiences and string-like pads, ranging from the grand and orchestral strains of 'Mistletoe Lane' to the more ambiguous blend of 'Holly Lane', which seems to mix vinyl static with a rumbling rhythmic sound not dissimilar to the to-and-fro of windscreen wipers. A strange and pleasingly evocative cocktail of sounds if ever there was one. Further contributing to the atmosphere of the album, even the song titles drip with a creepy, sepia-tinted quality, although thinking about it, 'Greylings Manor', 'Cliff Castle', and 'Smugglers Top' all sound like locations from an episode of Midsomer Murders. Another very fine piece of work in the Hibernate canon.