Holy Holy Hollywood – Greentexting
Holy Holy Hollywood delves into a neon-hued world of hypnagogic pop with the beautiful “Greentexting”. Over the course of “Greentexting” Holy Holy Hollywood display an uncanny knack for melody, as they allow their tracks to evolve utilizing incredible grace. With a wide range of references running the gamut from Oneothrix Point Never’s tapestry of sound approach to Ariel Pink’s supersaturated nostalgic flourishes, everything simply works. Stylistically, Holy Holy Hollywood balances their genre-referencing and genre-bending with the utmost of grace presenting a surreal atmosphere that helps the entire collection drift by with such ease.
“The Rendezvous” introduces the collection on a late-night vibe. At times feeling akin to a long-lost 80s hit, Holy Holy Hollywood’s synthesizers flirts with ambient flourishes as it gives the piece a slightly psychedelic sheen. Highly energetic and pitch-perfect panning define the collection highlight, the glistening glory of “Based”. Rushing through with a great intensity everything about “Based” simply stuns. Over the course of the piece Holy Holy Hollywood offers a clever take on the long-forgotten playfulness of trance pop. Collage-like with its weaving of many different elements together the song presents a mystifying series of atmospheres. Reminiscent of a late 80s shoegaze sound, “Not a Violent Crime” strips things to the absolute essentials, giving the entire piece a wistful temperament. Energy pours out of the joyous triumphant finale of “Searching for a Light”.
Impossible to pigeonhole, Holy Holy Hollywood sculpts its own aural universe with the compellingly rich “Greentexting”.