is the recording moniker of the artist Mathias Anderson. A genius and
a true star with a magicians touch. He’s Harry fuckin’ Potter
but without the face you want to smash a broken bottle into. By taking
exotic sound and voice samples and merging them with simple electronics
he waves his magic wand, ‘Izzy Wizzy let’s get busy Sooty
fans’, and produces a kaleidoscope of sound collages that are breathtaking
in their scope and production.
The merging of various styles of musical form isn’t anything new,
and I’ve heard some pathetic attempts in my lifetime, but never
have I heard a more accomplished piece of work that actually succeeds
in the way that "Waiting for the Tiller" manages. From cut &
paste techniques through every ambient genre conceivable to the wackiness
of the experimental & avant garde Hollydrift
dissects then reconstructs his sounds into music that will, quite literally,
take your breath away. Drifting between light and dark sensations this
can only be described as musical manna from heaven. The promotional material
that accompanied this release stated that the music would appeal to fans
Wilt and Raison
D’etre. I would agree, apart from Merzbow
as the music isn’t harsh enough to warrant such comparison, as there
are elements of all these artists in "Waiting for the Tiller"
but what strikes me most is the individualism of the piece. Hollydrift
has surpassed all my expectations and is worthy of your investigation.
As a footnote: Mathias name-checks and thanks God in the inner sleeve
of the CD. I’ll thank God in return for the originality, so rarely
seen nowadays, in the music of Hollydrift.