Hologramme Releases New Electronic Album

Hologramme Releases New Electronic Album

Enigmatic and versatile Canadian producer and arranger Hologramme returns to grace us with a new album titled, SOLEDAD opus 32 no.1, and released on the 29th of September 2023 via his own imprint Société Holographique de Montréal. Having garnered over 5.2 million streams across all platforms, Hologramme has also appeared at the likes of Piknic Electronik (Montreal), and Timeless Festival in South Africa, alongside heavyweights such as Royksopp and Tycho, as well as Montreal Jazz Fest in 2022 where he headlined to over 3000+ attendees. In addition to this, he’s toured in support of the likes of Fakear and Mome,  and is currently showing no signs of slowing down. 

Defined by a constant search for love in//// all things, Hologramme’s music translates into unique dreamlike and cinematic soundscapes, utilizing warm synths, intricate textures and deep basslines. Having had a fairly musical upbringing, pushed into piano by his parents, he left for Berlin in 2018, embarking on an inspirational excursion to the world’s electronic music capital. Here, Clément buried himself in the studio, eventually emerging as Hologramme, with his debut album ‘Felicity’ in hand.

Since then, Hologramme has cemented himself as a truly pioneering producer capable of blending orchestral and cinematic elements with gritty electronic production. The arrival of his 3rd album solidifies this fact. SOLEDAD opus 32 no.1 is a definitive statement in artistic expression for Hologramme as he explores a phantasmical world of colorful melodies and progressions. Introspective and experimental, there are a myriad of influences at play here, from breakbeat, to classical music and even deep house. 

SOLEDAD opus 32 no.1 is a deep-dive into the conceptual mind of Hologramme, one where each track shines in its own way to paint a bigger picture of what the album represents. With something for everyone, it’s a record capable of receiving love across the spectrum: whether you’re a classical, jazz, or downtempo electronic fan. Swimming in bubbling synths, abound in luscious strings, each track exudes a certain calmness while still maintaining a fairly high-energy as songs blend seamlessly together. One thing is for certain, SOLEDAD opus 32 no.1 is immune to fillersIt’s a record where each track deserves your utmost attention. 

The main single ‘Unfold’ is nothing short of a kaleidoscopic adventure. Starting slowly and building over lush and emotive pads, there’s a fluttering arpeggio that takes center stage, before giving way to drum-machines and more intricate pad progressions. ‘Unfold’, as the name implies, builds and blossoms, eventually unfolding into a beautiful electronic crescendo with a club ready beat and bass. 

Hologramme had this to say on the album“SOLEDAD opus 32 no.1 is an exploratory album and a screenshot of a transitional moment in my personal life. With this new opus, I allowed myself to study different musical styles without putting restrictions on myself. I imagined this album as if it were a film, separated into two chapters by the Adagios. It’s a record that can be listened to with your eyes closed since it is loaded with images. I also believe that it was a moment in my life where I understood the importance of imperfection in art. It is an important parallel with life, with relationships and with this indescribable force that holds everything that exists together. HSO32NO1 is a complex album, full of subtleties, loaded with emotions and contrasts, it is a record tailored for active listening, to be consumed without moderation.” Check out our previous coverage here on Hologramme.

                                                                    Image credit: Clément Leduc 

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