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James Holden (pictured above) and Luke Abbott indulge “their respective loves of arpeggio and drone” on a forthcoming split LP for Holden’s own Border Community label. Holden’s contribution is a 45-minute collaboration with tabla player Camilo Tirado, while Abbott’s “extended synth meditation” runs around half an hour. As reported by Resident Advisor, both pieces were inspired by recent tribute events in London and Amsterdam for celebrated American minimalist Terry Riley.

In a press release, Border Community states that Holden and Abbott’s goal “was not to create carbon copy soundalikes of the Riley canon, but rather to immerse themselves in the challenge of writing the same type of hypnotic, slowly unfolding linear music as championed by Riley, in direct contrast to the ubiquitous peaks and drops of the Western classical and popular musical paradigms… stray[ing] ever-so-slightly into New Age territory.”

“Outdoor Museum of Fractals” b/w “555Hz” will see a double-vinyl and digital release on February 26, and its artwork and tracklist is on view below.

01. James Holden & Camilo Tirado – Outdoor Museum of Fractals
02. Luke Abbott – 555Hz