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chris forsyth & koen holtkamp

The Island

trouble in mind


Released: 16th Oct 2015


Clear LP + DL

Released: 16th Oct 2015


fusing Forsyth's desert-dusted guitar & Holtkamp's cascading electronics into either airy, blissful meditations or tracks that crackle with intensity, both musicians coax each other towards something new and primal.

Forsyth stretched his guitar’s sounds into simultaneously weirder & more Kosmische psychedelic directions, while Holtkamp seemed to loosen up a bit, shrugging off the stately minimalism he’s primarily known for. this is the 2nd collaborative album from these Philadelphia & Brooklyn-based musicians & was recorded far more spontaneously thn their debut. hanging out at the Jersey Shore, the rhythm & motion of the water seems to have had an undeniable effect on the sessions. despite the freewheeling nature of it's origins, the album sounds thoroughly composed & song-oriented. RIYL: Solar Motel Band, Mountains, Brian Eno, Steve Gunn, Cluster.

The Island


  1. Sun Blind
  2. Long Beach Idyll
  3. Alternator
  4. Cosmic Richard