Records, downloads & merch:
Mario Batkovic & James Holden - Chorea Duplex

Around the time we did this I was experimenting a lot with ways to properly improvise with synths - trying to make my box of wires more spontaneous than these things usually are and testing it in collaborations with musicians I liked. I love Mario's playing, so when I had him over to play support for my band The Animal Spirits' London show we hooked up for a day in my studio. This was the simplest of the 3 things we tried - just the pair of us steering our arpeggios around the other's in free time, but we both love a bit of melodrama and the excitement of hearing us successfully land that in a live take made this our favourite.

Invada records 2021
Bandcamp Spotify
GoGo Penguin - Totem (James Holden Remix) Blue Note Records 2021
Bleep Spotify Blue Note
James Holden, Marcus Hamblett, Mark Holub - BBC Sessions: Live at Maida Vale 01. Brain Helmet
02. Lonely Woman
03. Vibraphone Piece
Released on Willkommen Records June 2020
Spotify Bandcamp
Holden & Zimpel - Long Weekend EP 01. Saturday
02. Sunday
03. Tuesday (feat. Jakub Ziolek)
04. Wednesday (feat. Jakub Ziolek)
Released on Border Community 6th March 2020
Norman Bear Tree Drift
Marcus Hamblett - Detritus I guest on 'Vibraphone Piece' playing ribbon-controller synth harps.

Willkommen Records 2019
Bandcamp Rough Trade Spotify
Lost Souls Of Saturn - The Awakening (James Holden's Past Life Rave Regression) R&S Records 2019
Bleep Spotify
James Holden - A Cambodian Spring OST 1. Srey Pov’s Theme
2. Monk’s Theme Part I
3. Downturn Medley
4. Solidarity Theme (Villagers)
5. Monk’s Theme Part II
6. The Villagers
7. Disintegration Drone I
8. Solidarity Theme (Release) listen
9. Monk’s Theme Part III (Exit)
10. Reprise
11. Disintegration Drone II (Torn Cone)
12. Disintegration Drone III (Death Rattle)
13. Self-Playing Schmaltz
14. Srey Pov’s Theme (End Credits)

Border Community 2018
Listen/Buy: Bleep Bear Tree Norman Resident Spotify itunes

A Cambodian Spring - Documentary film by Chris Kelly, soundtrack by James Holden. Watch Here

The Portal

I was commissioned to write some music for Lepus Productions' interactive theatre piece The Portal, which explores the idea of trance states in British folk culture and is coming to the Southbank in summer 2020. TICKETS

October 2018/Summer 2020

James Holden + Maalem Houssam Guinia -
Three Live Takes
1. Pass Through The Fire + Bouri Bouri Manadabo
2. Youmala
3. Baba Hamouda

Border Community 2018
Listen/Buy: Bleep Boomkat Norman Spotify

Video shot by Camile Blake at Sacred Walls London September 2016

James Holden & The Animal Spirits -
The Animal Spirits
1. Incantation For Inanimate Object
2. Spinning Dance
3. Pass Through The Fire
4. Each Moment Like The First
5. The Beginning & End Of The World
6. Thunder Moon Gathering
7. The Animal Spirits
8. The Neverending
9. Go Gladly Into The Earth
Border Community 2017
Listen/Buy: iTunes Apple Music Norman Records Bleep Spotify

The Animal Spirits.
Video by Lucy Suggate (Dance) and Dan Tombs (Camera). 2017

James Holden & Camilo Tirado / Luke Abbott - Outdoor Museum Of Fractals / 555Hz A,B. James Holden & Camilo Tirado - Outdoor Museum Of Fractals
C,D. Luke Abbott - 555Hz
Maalem Mahmoud Guinia, Floating Points, James Holden - Marhaba A. Maalem Mahmoud Guinia & Floating Points - Mimoun Marhaba
B. Maalem Mahmoud Guinia & James Holden - Bania
3. Maalem Mahmoud Guinia & James Holden - Marhaba
4. Maalem Mahmoud Guinia & James Holden - Tora Tora Torko Lila
Caribou Vibration Ensemble - CVE Live 2011

I joined the Caribou Vibration Ensemble on modular synth for three shows in 2011. The video above is of the whole performance at ATP with Marshall Allen joining the group, and three highlights from the tour are available on 12" and digital below.

1. Bowls
2. Ahmed, Colin, James, Kieran, Kyle, Rob & Steve
3. Sun
Caribou Vibration Ensemble 2014
Bandcamp Bleep Boomkat
Holden - The Inheritors 01. Rannoch Dawn
02. ||: A Circle Inside A Circle Inside :||
03. Renata
04. The Caterpillar's Intervention
05. Sky Burial
06. The Illuminations
07. Inter-City 125
08. Delabole
09. Seven Stars
10. Gone Feral
11. The Inheritors
12. Circle Of Fifths
13. Some Respite
14. Blackpool Late Eighties
15. Self-Playing Schmaltz
Border Community 2013
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Holden - Renata Remixes A. Renata - Daphni Remix
B. Renata - Steve Moore Remix
10" marbled white vinyl.

Border Community 2013
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Holden - Circle Of Fifths A. Circle Of Fifths (Tool)
B1. Circle Of Fifths (Dub)
B2. Circle Of Fifths (Gibbersolo)
Border Community 2013
Bleep Boomkat iTunes
Holden - The Illuminations A. The Illuminations (12" version)
B1. The Illuminations (Drumsolo)
B2. The Illuminations (Arpsolo)
Border Community 2013
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Holden - Gone Feral A. Gone Feral
B1. Gone Feral (Drumtool)
B2. Gone Feral (Synthtool)
Border Community 2013
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Consciousness : Altered States

Performance of mind-altering music with Etienne Jaumet, Tom Page & Camilo Tirado as part of a performance lecture at the Barbican, London with Marcus Du Sautoy.

Hear our performance, as well as excerpts of the lecture on the microsite.

Kate Wax - The Holden Edits A. Echoes & The Light (Holden 12" Edit)
B. Holy Beast (Holden Woolly Beast Edit)
   Play  Download: mp3 flac

Border Community 2011
Caribou - Bowls (Holden Remix) Play 

City Slang 2010
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Mogwai - The Sun Smells Too Loud (Holden Remix) Play 

Appears on 'James Holden DJ Kicks'
(mixed CD/dl, unmixed vinyl)
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Triangle Folds A.  Triangle Folds
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AA. Triangle Folds Inside Out

!K7 Records 2010
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DJ Kicks 01. Piano Magic - Wintersport / Cross-Country
02. Grackle - Disco (Musiccargo Remix)
03. Mordant Music - Olde Wobbly
04. Maserati - No More Sages
05. Caribou - Lemon Yoghourt
06. Luke Abbott - Soft Attacks
07. Mogwai - The Sun Smells Too Loud (Holden Remix)
08. Kieran Hebden / Steve Reid - Departure
09. Ursula Bogner - Punkte
10. Eric Copeland - Auto Dimmer
11. Mit - Rauch (Luke Abbott Remix)
12. ARP - Potentialities
13. Lucky Dragons - Open Melody
14. Holden - Triangle Folds (DJ-KiCKS)
15. James Ruskin - Definition Of
16. Legowelt - Flight Of The Jupiter
17. Walls - Gaberdine
18. Lukas Nystrand - Never Fail (Vocal)
19. Didier Pacquette - Arwen, Namarie
20. SS Pyramid Snake - Catacomb City
!K7 Records 2010
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Radiohead - Reckoner (Holden Remix) Play

EMI 2008 /
Mercury Rev - Senses On Fire (Holden Remix) Play

Cooperative Music 2008
Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid - The Sun Never Sets
(Holden Remix)

Domino 2007
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The Idiots Are Winning 01. Lump
02. Quiet Drumming Interlude
03. 10101
04. Corduroy
05. Flute
06. Idiot
07. Lumpette
08. Intentionally Left Blank
09. Idiot Clapsolo
10. Quiet Drumming
Originally released on Border Community 2006. Limited splatter vinyl repress out 11th October 2019
Norman Boomkat Spotify Bleep iTunes
Madonna - Get Together (Holden Remix) Play

Maverick 2006
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Depeche Mode - The Darkest Star (Holden Remix) A. Dub
B. Vocal Mix 2

Mute 2006
At The Controls Disc 1

01. Apparat - Wooden
02. Plastikman - Cor Ten
03. Massive Attack vs. Mad Professor - Trinity Dub (Three)
04. Kate Wax - Angel Blues
05. Death In Vegas - Anita Berber
06. Petter - Some Polyphony
07. Vox Sola - Metro Pop
08. Issakidis - Hotter Now (Stripped Down Mix)
09. Holden - Lump
10. Midi Miliz - Trace Function
11. Harmonia - Watussi
12. Holden - 10101
13. Skugge + Stavostrand - Medean
14. Nathan Fake - Charlies House (Apparat Remix)
15. Lucky Pierre - Angels On Your Body
16. Christ. - Perlandine Friday
17. Fennesz - Rivers Of Sand

Disc 2

01. Meta.83 - Opening Titles
02. Paul Kalkbrenner - Gebrunn Gebrunn
03. Motiivi:Tuntematon - 1939
04. Malcolm Middleton - Solemn Thirsty
05. Aphex Twin - Xtal
06. Milky Globe vs. Holden - Sun Spots
07. Kalabrese - Aufm Klo
08. Lazy Fat People - Big City
09. Water Lilly - Lottotron Reboot
10. Trans Am - Cold War (War Is Stupid Mix)
11. Slag Boom Van Loon - Poppy Seed (Boards Of Canada Reprise)
12. Egoexpress - Live At Sirius Prime
13. Black Strobe - Nazi Trance Fuck Off! (Holden Remix)
14. Plastikman - Cor Ten
15. AFX - Every Day
Resist 2006
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Black Strobe - Nazi Trance Fuck Off (Holden Remix) Crosstown Rebels 2006
Andre Kraml - Safari (Holden Remix) Play

Crosstown Rebels 2005
Britney Spears - Breathe On Me (Holden Remix) x.  Dub
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xx. Vocal
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Jive 2004 (never released)
Nathan Fake - The Sky Was Pink (Holden Remix) Border Community 2004
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System 7 - Planet 7 (Holden Remix) Play

Alphawave 2004
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A Break In The Clouds A1. A Break In The Clouds (Main Mix)
A2. A Break In The Clouds (Fluffapella)
B1. A Break In The Clouds (Beats Tool)
B2. A Break In The Clouds (Ambient Version)
Border Community 2003
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Live Dates
28 Aug Whisper, Antwerp, Belgium with James Holden & Waclaw Zimpel
04 Sep End of the Road Festival, Wiltshire, UK with James Holden & Waclaw Zimpel

Naomi @ Earth Agency
See also
Resources Press photos
Management: talk to Border Community.
Publishing: Warp Publishing.
UK Press: Dog Day Press.
Resources for music-makers
Self Tuning midi-CV converter (gen/max/msp) >>

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Group Humaniser max-for-live plugin >>

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