Today, English electronic music producer James Holden
put out a new song entitled "Pass Through The Fire," which will be featured on his upcoming album The Animal Spirits
, his follow-up to 2013's The Inheritors.
The track itself serves as an excellent reminder of why Holden's music is characterized as trance music: it's layered, complex, and above all else, it's hypnotic. Like other songs by Holden, the track continually builds upon an established melody until, six minutes in, the whole thing's bursting at the seams with chaotic noise and speedy percussion. The song progresses in such unexpected ways that, before you know it, you're listening to jazzy saxophones improvising over distorted synth bass riffs.
The Animal Spirits
comes out on November 3.