Otto Lindholm - Cain
About Cain and 'The Hollow Man'
'The eye was in the tomb and looked at Cain.' This, Victor Hugo's verse from ‘La conscience’, was at the origin of this track while I was working on new themes, in this instance tragedy. Cain’s fratricide and his wandering retribution proved to be quite fertile ground for me. Discovering 'The Hollow Men', the strong correlation between my searching and the poem instantly petrified me. Based originally on an underlining slow, long, repetitive movement, added to the reading of the poem, the track found both its form and finality: a modern infertility dance-being looking for redemption.
Double bass player Otto Lindholm evolves in the interstice that exists between drone and modern classical music. He came to light in 2016 with his debut eponym LP (Icarus Records), a 'stunningly beautiful' record according to Fact Magazine.
His second LP 'Alter', recently released on Gizeh Records, invites the listener to a journey into both light to shade. As introduced by Mary Anne Hobbes on BBC6, it is an 'Extraordinary new LP. Deeply meditative'.
In February 2018, Otto Lindholm will debut his live show in the UK, playing a.o. in Manchester and London.