I didn't believe Luuk Van Der Velden when he told me that it has been 5 years since Hologram Earth's first EP hit the shelves. I still listen to it in my darker moments. Having now checked I can confirm that it has indeed been 5 years. You can read my review of it and a bit of a rambling introduction to the band on a post I wrote back then.
Luuk has always promised that there would be an album someday. I've always promised that I would go and see the boys live. Up until yesterday we were both equally bad at delivering the goods. Now it's just me :-(
I'm delighted to announce that the long-awaited first album is here! Woohoo! It was launched yesterday. I must have listened to it 16 times already. I was going to do a post about my latest linocut project, but you know what... stuff linocutting... today it is all about Hologram Earth and the gradual eroding of my sanity. Ha ha. Pull up a chair and I shall begin...
Here's my super slick vinyl edition that arrived yesterday. Perfect timing! It's a gate-fold double-album pressed in white vinyl. Nice! The cover art is a wonderful design made by Klooster. I haven't had chance to learn much about who or what Klooster is, but I will at some point soon hopefully. If you have details... then send them my way.
Update 09-Apr-2017: I've details on the elusive Jasper Kloosterboer. "Constantly learning and experimenting, he approaches design in a systematic way." I want you to hold this thought for my next post. You can check out some of Jasper's work here.
Hold on, hold on... I'd better not go too far without giving you some details on where to get the album from. If you are old-school like me you can get records and cds from Bandcamp. You better be quick if you want the limited edition record. I see that there are only 8 left!
If you are of the new world, then you can also listen to Hologram Earth on Spotify. I'll try to embed it here for you and let's see if this works...
And here is the full album on Youtube!
WOW! I love this album. I apologise for all the nonsense I've written, but hopefully you've got a feel for what to expect when you fire this one up. It's already the top album of 2017 for me. Well done to the boys. I've said it before, but I'll say it again: There's so much talent here. I love the variety and creativity of the whole package from artwork right through to the meticulous mixing. This is the beginning of great things... you mark my words!
Next time, I talk about lino-cutting ;-)