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Brittle, DIY pop from the prolific, Glasgow-based experimental awk-folk icon. "Holograph" was assembled in just three days and stands as a testament to Richard Youngs' idiosyncratic sonic world. No comparisons cuz after more albums and collaborations than we care to mention, Youngs just sounds like himself.
Using a 4-track reel-to-reel machine, guitars, vocals and drum machines, Richard Youngs pieced together "Holograph", a brief and perfectly formed shimmer of micro pop that sounds like folk, tropicalia, comic rock and library music ground into fragrant, narcotic dust. The songs presented here might be split into individual movements, but melt into each other like candle wax, rhythms over rhythms and pained vocal into pained vocal.
Youngs' songs are built around light, pinprick beatbox rhythms and airy bass melodies. Over these core elements he drapes the expected jangling acoustic guitar strums and the voice we've been obsessed with since the early days of crucial full-lengths like "Advent" and "Sapphie". Gorgeous, singular stuff from a British original.