Electronic explorer James Holden presented his new performance 'James Holden & The Animal Spirits' live at Le Guess Who? 2017, featuring tracks from his new album; a record that enhances Holden’s past in trance music with his love for Moroccan Gnawa music. Watch & listen to some of these performances below:
James Holden & The Animal Spirits - Each Moment Like The First, live at LGW17:
Listen: James Holden & The Animal Spirits - The Neverending + Go Gladly Into The Earth, live at LGW17:
During Le Guess Who? 2017, James Holden also curated his very own program. Here, you can listen to the powerful performance of Shabaka & The Ancestors at the festival, who were invited by Holden. Also check out our video portrait of the musician, recorded inside his London studio, in collaboration with de Volkskrant.
James Holden & The Animal Spirits - Pass Through The Fire, live at LGW17:
James Holden & The Animal Spirits - Blackpool Late Eighties, live at LGW17:
Audio recorded by Marc Broer, in cooperation with VPRO / Vrije Geluiden. Video production by Nick Helderman; camera by Wim Adam, Milan van Dril, Kilian Kayser.
News item photography by Ben Houdijk; album cover photography by Sara Amroussi-Gilissen.