Mark Hollis

Mark Hollis

by Mark Hollis


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Achingly gorgeous and hauntingly stark, Mark Hollis' self-titled debut picks up where he left off with Talk Talk's Laughing Stock seven years earlier, re-emerging at the nexus point where jazz, ambient, and folk music collide. It's quite possibly the most quiet and intimate record ever made, each song cut to the bone for maximum emotional impact and every note carrying enormous meaning. Hollis paints his music in fine, exquisite strokes, with an uncanny mastery of atmosphere that's frequently devastating. And if anything, his singularly resonant voice has grown even more plaintive with the passage of time, which -- combined with the understated artistry and minimalist beauty of tracks like "The Colour of Spring" and "Watershed" -- makes Mark Hollis a truly unique and indelible listening experience. His obvious understanding of the power of silence aside, one prays he doesn't again wait for the seven-year itch to strike before returning.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/04/2000
Label: Universal Uk
UPC: 0731453768826
catalogNumber: 3768826
Rank: 4060

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark Hollis   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Henry Lowther   Trumpet
Martin Ditcham   Percussion,Drums
Mark Feltham   Harmonica
Chris Laurence   Bass
Robbie McIntosh   Guitar
Dominic Miller   Guitar
Melinda Maxwell   Cor anglais
Andy Penayi   Flute
Iain Dixon   Clarinet
Laurence Pendrous   Piano,Harmonium
Tim Holmes   Clarinet
Julie Andrews   Bassoon

Technical Credits

Mark Hollis   Arranger,Producer
Warne Livesey   Arranger
Phill Brown   Engineer
Phil Ramacon   Composer

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Mark Hollis 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never has an album touched me in such a whisper. Listen in a dark room. Feel the guitar strings squeak, let Hollis' voice send shivers down your spine...