holed coin the ancient new

About the Release

Expectations and preconceptions were all dashed into a haze the moment Holed Coin started working on The Ancient New — the band’s first E.P. on Scorpios Music — with total creative freedom for each musician being a leading principle in its production. While this posed a fun challenge, it also pushed the intrinsic value of self-expression to the forefront.

The result is abundant in its hues, with beach-ready electronica jostling with bluesy and soulful tones and the occasional soupçon of gospel. This comes courtesy of an all-analogue assemblage of instruments, with Miguelo Delgado’s guitars and María García’s cello and vocals in particular seeming to pull the music in and out of various dreamlike states on a whim.

A creation for creativity’s sake, The Ancient New compels the listener to dance individualistically, think pluralistically, and simply be.

About the Artist

Holed Coin

Interpreting ancestral, organic sounds with modern experimentation, Seville’s Holed Coin tells stories and unites dancefloors across the world. The brainchild of Jose Carlos Acal Blanco, Holed Coin also plays with additional live instrumentation from Antonio Malavé on guitar, Roberto Barroso on contrabass and María García on vocals, melding downtempo electronic with expressive flourishes, synths, drum machines and field recordings.