The Holy Road – “Slow This Down” + “The Minotaur”

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The Holy Road is the project of Jonathan Stolber, based in the East Midlands in the United Kingdom. Ahead of a debut LP out later this year, Stolber has two tracks on Soundcloud that show a stirring sound. The works tout spacious soundscapes with ample emotive pull, in addition to their own unique soundscapes. “Slow This Down” features stretched-out strings and elongated vocals, reminding aesthetically of The Antlers’ emotive pleas. The one-minute mark sees an arpeggio-like rise in emotion and effervescence, if only for a moment. “The Minotaur” rides on a brisker piano lead, with clanging percussion and creeping strings also playing prominent roles. The project effectively combines neo-classical, post-rock, and art-rock elements for a uniquely captivating sound.

The forthcoming LP is mixed by UK producer James Kenosha (Grammatics / Dry The River) and mastered by John Davis (Manic Street Preachers / Bloc Party / Joy Division).

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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