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The Idiots Are Winning

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danc303 A timeless electronic classic.
Wyatt White
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Wyatt White While the record is almost half fluff, the non-interludes and full on tracks are so incredible. Tracks evolve with ever developing layers of spliced samples, fidgeting percussion, and micro-managed grooves; It's like this album was built to be study music for people with ADHD. I was actually able to focus on math notes for the entire album length. The vinyl is really pretty and has an interesting rearranged tracklist. Favorite track: Lump.
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Lump 06:10
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10101 06:05
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Corduroy 06:19
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Flute 04:53
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Idiot 07:31
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Lumpette 01:35
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Is it an album? Is it an ep? Who cares? the latest installment in the James Holden story is finally here, and that is all anyone needs to know. Loose, twisted and atmospheric, this is next-level electronic music for dancing to that keeps Holden ahead of the game.

Between running his modest Border Community empire, his extensive program of remix duties, and a hectic schedule of DJ dates, it is little wonder that the latest Holden offering seems so long overdue. We are however confident that the bumper selection of tracks on display in ‘The Idiots Are Winning’ will be judged to have been worth the wait. ‘Lump’ brings a touch of the experimental to the dancefloor, as lush Holden melodics meet strangled robot vocals in an edit frenzy, whilst ‘10101’ goes all woozy and melancholic on us. ‘Corduroy’ is a loose, gyrating slice of space disco inclined to produce bouts of bizarre dancing, whilst the aptly named ‘Idiot’ is a Hammer horror symphony of bleeps which Holden is almost scared to let out into the wider world for fear of the damage it may inflict. Add to this is the haunting kraut-influenced ambience of ‘Flute’ and a further three DJ tools, and this modest little package should spice up DJ sets and home-listening sessions alike for the coming months.

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released November 6, 2006

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