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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Australian drummer was recorded live in one day.
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  1. May 15, 2019
    80
    Full of morphing grooves and moods of imminent revelation, it’s a quicksilver delight.
  2. 80
    Is it jazz? Electronica? Improvised music? Who cares. Far, far removed from the briefly interesting novelty or vanity project that the prospect of this record might suggest, Holy Spring is an intoxicating gem.
  3. Uncut
    May 15, 2019
    80
    On Holy Spring he expands the minimalist palette of his debut Distant Early Warning. [Jun 2019, p.34]
  4. May 22, 2019
    80
    Holy Spring is a mature and enthralling work that gives us real ritual. Ceremonies taken seriously that generate real power.
  5. Mojo
    May 15, 2019
    80
    A sumptuous, sonic world built from dense, sampled snippets, repetitive phrases and percussive sound design. [Jun 2019, p.95]
  6. May 16, 2019
    60
    Pike's solo material is loose, scattered, and unpredictable, and while it isn't quite as focused or engrossing as his work as part of groups like Szun Waves or Triosk, the unmistakable sense of mystery makes it worth checking out.
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