This week’s download comes from Holy Sons’ new album “In The Garden.” You have seven days to download the song “Pattern Gets Cold.”
Emil Amos has been hiding in plain sight for almost two decades now. He’s created over a dozen albums under the name Holy Sons (also as a member of Om, Lilacs and Champagne and Grails), as well as a heavy hand in an impressive run of ground-breaking experimental albums over the last ten years. Like other master shape-shifters (think Brian Eno, Jim O’Rourke or even Paul McCartney) it becomes difficult to pin him down with such an overabundance of material. This is not to say Amos doesn’t have an extremely loyal fanbase (he does!) but rather to be a fan of Amos and Holy Sons means that you are willing to follow the madman where he leads.
To fully appreciate Holy Sons forthcoming album on Partisan Records, In The Garden, it’s essential to understand Amos, first, as a songwriter. At its core, Holy Sons is a deep exploration of melody. Amos explains, “…the more focused into melody’s fundamental purpose you are, the more you can directly harness the overall power of song-craft.” In Holy Sons this means every lyrical hook, each guitar line and piano run stacks, builds and layers almost to the point of complete collapse. Traditional structures like chorus, verse and bridge are rendered obsolete as songs are simply songs by whatever means necessary — direct and emotional brain dumps from Amos to the listener — he takes songs where he wants, whenever he wants to.
Download the song below.