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lonnie holley

keeping a record of it



Released: 16th Sep 2013


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Released: 28th Oct 2013


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featuring recordings made in 2006, 2010 & 2011, Guest performers include Cole Alexander from the Black Lips, Bradford Cox from Deerhunter  & visual artist Lillian Blades.

Last year, at 62, after decades of singing while he worked, Holley released his incredible but jarring debut album, 'Just Before Music', a marriage of improvised keys & the rambling, hollow bellow of his voice, as well as the first original recording put out by the archival folk label Dust-to-Digital. “Lonnie Holley sings with an intense, emotional voice & unleashes lyrics without consistent meter or rhyme over gossamer keyboard lines that hang in the ether. His music is a blues nebula, splotched with riffy word jazz that shares in some rappers’ collagist aesthetics as well as the runaway passion of a gospel preacher enlivened by the Spirit” – Aquarium Drunkard.

keeping a record of it


  1. Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants
  2. The Start of a River’s Run (One Drop)
  3. Mind On
  4. Sun & Water (featuring Lillian Blades)
  5. Making a Joyful Noise
  6. From the Other Side of the Pulpit featuring Bradford Cox and Cole Alexander)
  7. Keeping a Record of It (featuring Bradford Cox and Cole Alexander)