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Holden - The Idiots Are Winning Album


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Tracklist


1Quiet Drumming Interlude0:20
2Idiot7:31
3Flute4:52
4Corduroy6:21
5Lumpette1:35
6Intentionally Left Blank2:05
7Lump6:10
8Idiot Clapsolo4:57
9Quiet Drumming3:40
10101016:05


Versions


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
14BCDAHolden The Idiots Are Winning ‎(9xFile, MP3, MiniAlbum, 320)Border Community14BCDAUK2006
14BCDAHolden The Idiots Are Winning ‎(9xFile, FLAC, MiniAlbum)Border Community14BCDAUK2006
14BCHolden The Idiots Are Winning ‎(2x12", Promo)Border Community14BCUK2006
14BC, 14bcHolden The Idiots Are Winning ‎(2x12", MiniAlbum)Border Community, Border Community14BC, 14bcUK2006
14BCLP2Holden The Idiots Are Winning ‎(2x12", MiniAlbum, Ltd, RP, Cle)Border Community14BCLP2UK2019


Credits


  • SleeveGregory Dourde
  • Written-By, Producer, Performer, InstrumentsJames Holden


Notes


(p) & (c) border community recordings 2006.
thanks to gemma & the wools.

Issued in a Digipak.


Barcodes


  • Barcode (Text): 5 060065 335092
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5060065335092
  • Matrix / Runout: 14 BC CD S90761
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5J41


Companies


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Border Community Recordings Ltd
  • Copyright (c) – Border Community Recordings Ltd
  • Pressed By – GZ Digital Media – S90761


Album


The Idiots Are Winning is the first LP by electronic music producer James Holden. It was released in 2006 as the fourteenth record on Holden's own record label, Border Community. The title of the album is a quote from British comedy series Nathan Barley. So it makes sense that Holden's debut full-length, The Idiots Are Winning, would continue his mission of moving styles closer together. The album's opening tunes, Lump and 10101, are without question a nod of the cap to classic Richard D. James, with haunting melodies and indecipherable vocal lines. He switches things up with Corduroy, a six-minute acid house number that wouldn't be out of place among the latest works of James T. Cotton or Theo Parrish. Holden is without doubt one of the most original and interesting producers around, and so one can forgive him a certain self-indulgence, but The Idiots are Winning is not the perfect balance of emotion and abstraction which we know from his previous singles that he is entirely capable of. This feels like more like a collection of fragments than a rush of intense, formal artistry. Album 2006 9 Songs. The Idiots Are Winning James Holden. holden - the idiots are winning 2006. The Idiots Are Winning. James Holden. PIAS от лица компании. When i listened to this album for the first time i was expecting musics like bloodlock i have put out the lights, kaern turned, solstice and nothing, instead i hear a new side of James holden, it was a deception at a first listening, but after listening to this album a few more times i end up enjoying this dark album, i don. Play jigsaw puzzles for free Home. The Idiots Are Winning, 2006. Lump, 06:10. Quiet Drumming Interlude, 00:21. Now playing . Genre: Minimal Techno. Critic Score. User Score. Listen free to Holden The Idiots Are Winning Lump, Quiet Drumming Interlude and more. 10 tracks 36:59. Holden 1 is London based producer and read more. Holden 1 is London based producer and DJ James Holden. He produces and plays a style read more. Certainly The IdiotsCertainly The Idiots brims with confidence Holdens cocky enough to call two minutes of mid-LP silence Intentionally Left Blank. His buccaneering, semi-slapdash approach gives these tracks stacks of personality, and he excels at interpreting current ideas in new and fascinating ways. On masterful opener Lump and its sisters 10101 and Idiot , he seduces with vogueish minimal sounds before unfolding wave upon curdled wave of woozy euphoric grunge


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Comments: (15)
Zinnthi
When i listened to this album for the first time i was expecting musics like" bloodlock" "i have put out the lights", "kaern turned", "solstice" and "nothing", instead i hear a new side of James holden, it was a deception at a first listening, but after listening to this album a few more times i end up enjoying this dark album, i don´t know how some people find its musics weird, honestly i think the musics are quite acessible and simple to assimilate,its dark melodies are usual in Electronic music, so there´s nothing awkward about it. Its a pity that this album is short and includes a blank track ""intentionally left blank" wich i think it occupies unnecessary disk space, besides it turns to be a uncomfortable silence of two minutes, it feels like wasted money on this pseudo-modern art track. I find this album very satisfying untill the track 8, the final tracks i find them more ordinary lacking melody, dynamic or any consistency in its expression. My favourite tracks are "Lump", "Flute" and "Lumpette". The only reason why i don´t give the max rating to this album is because i find it short and with some track that are not enough satisfying, i hope James Holden is working on a new Album whether is dark or progressive house. James is one the best artists when it comes to do remixes such as "Fine day, "The sky was pink", "the darkest star", "inner laugh" and many other remixes wich i find amazing placing James as one of the top remixers. I hope James Holden is producing a new album, and i hope it will be a more varied album, more extended and more satisfying than this one.
watching to future
It lacks melody, harmony, tonation - every single basic aspect of music composition is ignored. Intelligent dance music? This is as dumb as it gets, and it certainly isn't dance music. Lump is the only half-decent track on the album, the rest is pseudo-art that "intellectuals" will pretend they enjoy. It's akin to going to a modern art convention and seeing a rusted frying pan on display. If this album was any no-name artist, it would be dismissed. But since it's James Holden, it suddenly becomes this revolutionary, breakthrough album that "defines new boundaries" and other nonsense.
Vijora
Couldn't have said it better myself. He was my favorite producer before he went all experimental on us.
Togor
Well, it seems that "jiggawhat" and "jiggawatt" and their overt negativity towards an album which is not horrible at all would make a great couple.
Gaiauaco
Regardless of this particular album, individual "taste" is an expression which is used very often, but it seems like a simplification. What is required, what should be required or what should be an aspiration in everyone is the ability to cherish something which is well crafted, something which offers depth, even if it is experimental or abstract and may therefore be more demanding and require time. I believe that this is what "intelligent" tries to convey, without intending to resorting to elitism. The "dance" may indeed be misleading, in so far that it describes not necessarily that this style is danceable, which sometimes it is, which may add to misunderstandings, but that elements of "dance" are used in new ways.
Thetath
It's all down to taste. I can't stand Prog House or Trance, but my taste is different to yours. Despite my distaste for those two genres I'm not about to poopoo them just because I don't like them. In the end it's my loss not anyone else's, as it I am the one who is unable to enjoy something that so many other believe is the penultimate of music.With regards to the album itself, I feel it has dated a little since I first heard it in '06.
Wiliniett
Agreed.
Rasmus
Holden had a great start, fusing a listenable, and sometimes danceable, blend of minimalist progressive house and trance, but seemed to have used up all his brilliance and mass appeal on these first releases. He fell off the wagon after about '04, deciding to dive headlong into a minimalist trench of obscurity. I don't know if you want to call it avant-garde or musique concrete, but it's often unlistenable and definitely not danceable.
Burgas
When a track like the densely textured "Lump" kicks off an album, you know you're in for a treat. And that's exactly what James Holden's THE IDIOTS ARE WINNING is. "10101" is spartan at the start, but once the synths come in, it becomes like an electric ocean, with waves of crackle and synth ripples. "Corduroy," on the other hand, starts ticking away into acid-like wobbles, while the ambient, atonal "Flute" accumulates layers of noise and feedback. "Idiot" takes its steady thump through several tonal variations, while its sister track, "Idiot Clapsolo" is a slightly stripped-down version. "Quiet Drumming" ends the album with a heavily-filtered rhythm track, almost a counterpoint to the tracks elsewhere. The album as a whole: a musical smörgåsbord.
Dakora
intentionally left blank
Ieslyaenn
Pretty sure it's an homage to John Cage's 4′33″.
Jusari
What's the meaning of that "track"? Seriously...
Ximinon
There are pieces that shine brightly but overall, Holden's first studio album feels unfinished and almost disappointing (although still better than 90% of the electronic music out there today). Holden has so much talent, evident on tracks such as "Lump" and "10101" but there seems to be a little too much "filler" which is only mildly interesting. Another common critique is the length of the album. Clocking in at barely 40 minutes in length, "The Idiots Are Winning" is much shorter than your average electronic studio album. I think this album would have received better reviews (and sales) if James had removed the more experimental tracks and left it as an EP, perhaps with a couple remix/versions of older songs of his. In summary, there are a few AMAZING tracks on this album, certainly worth the purchase, but don't approach "The Idiots Are Winning" looking for an entire album of Holden's trademark genius because you will likely leave unsatisfied.
Dreladred
He's making his upcoming album which will be released at the end of 2012, maybe he's going to finish what's unfinished.
Malahelm
An excellent piece of work from Holden, including many works far from what we would expect from this progressive house artist. While many of us would have liked to see his earlier works compiled into an album, this release far outdoes what any such album could have done in that it's so complex and coherent that the whole album feels like one big piece of art. Very IDMish, and extremely experimental, but Holden's talent for production shines. Recommended.
Holden - The Idiots Are Winning Album
Tech House, IDM, Minimal, Experimental
Performer: Holden
Title: The Idiots Are Winning
Category: Electronic
Country: UK
Released: 30 Oct 2006
Label: Border Community
Catalog #: 14BC
Rating: 4.4/5
Votes: 163
Record Source: CD, Mini-Album