Mark Hollis

Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis
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It's no surprise that Hollis has been publicly silent ever since, since silence always seems to be where the songs on Mark Hollis want to go, as if it took great effort to even decide to commit these particular sounds to tape.


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.

EN: "Mark Hollis" is the most personal album of the artist's career, and not for nothing. Perhaps because it is his solo work, he presents a unique, unparalleled sensibility, being a process totally formed through his influences and life experiences. The choice to be his only solo album is not by chance; it is difficult for a work to summarize the artist's persona in just one masterpiece.

PT: "Mark Hollis" é o álbum mais pessoal da carreira do artista, e ... read more
Talk Talk's lead singer solo debut is one of beauty and introspection. Although i do prefer his later years with Talk Talk, Mark Hollis proves him could hold an album on his own two feet and provide us with an amazing ambient pop record which is provides a nice calm minimalist approach but yet so detailed and beautiful.

Track Review

The Colour of Spring 9/10
The Watershed 9/10
Inside Looking Out 8.5/10.
The Gift 8.5/10
A Life (1895-1915) 8/10
Westward Bound 8/10
The Daily Planet 9.5/10
A ... read more
I’m really not sure if music gets better than this.
Talk Talk's mastermind and one-of-a-kind singer/songwriter, Mark Hollis ended his musical career with a pretty great effort, despite the immense level of creativity and the high-set bar of his previous works with the band. Aside from being a mystical, delightfully sparse record with hints of pop and new-wave music (as much of his work with Talk Talk did), the self-titled solo release (his only one, in fact) sounds like a melancholic, painfully sparse sonic experience with many influences from ... read more
While I don't think it's as grand as Talk Talk's final album, Mark Hollis did a great job here.
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Added on: June 3, 2015