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holon - 'The Time Is Always Now' (album stream) (premiere)

Certainly not for the faint of heart, holon’s newest should satisfy progressive rock fans of all stripes.

Holon's The Time Is Always Now is a bit of a misnomer. Rather than focusing on the hypermodern in progressive rock, it’s a tour of the genre from its formative years onwards. There’s some art-rock jamming, there’s some late '80s panpipe noodling, there’s some grainy, pop-focused rock. It’s an impressive undertaking, easily clocking in at over an hour and featuring some of the densest musical styles around. Certainly not for the faint of heart, holon’s newest should satisfy prog fans of all stripes.

“Musically this album is influenced by a great variety of genres and I don’t feel the need to constrain myself in order to try and fit a certain label,” says holon’s Ronny Pedersen. “As long as music touches or excites me I try to be open and not care what genre it is, but it has to meet me on either the emotional or technical level, or best of all, on both levels. This is the kind of music I try to make myself - music that can satisfy the heart and both halves of the brain.”

The Time Is Always Now releases August 12th via Autumnsongs Records.

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