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Holmes Ives


The Story

The story of Tetrasomia begins when Holmes Ives was commissioned by the San Francisco School of Circus Arts to compose the music for a full-scale acrobatic circus show. He was given total creative freedom, the only guideline being that the music must invoke movement. After five intense months in the studio, Ives emerged with this body of work, and knew that he had created the follow up to Satyriasis, his debut album. This is not your typical circus music by any means, the music stretches the gamut of styles from intelligent drum’nbass to trip-hop to ambient and the music evokes the inner elements of emotion. Persian artist Seroya contributed her elegant voice and writing talents to several of the album’s compositions. Ives and Seroya have worked on other projects together, including Seroya’s album Mystic Maah. The songs Eros and Mystic Roya have been remixed and released on Bedrock and Yoshitoshi Records, each of which has received critical acclaim from DJ’s worldwide. Mystic Roya has also been featured on Bedrock’s Layered Sounds compilation.


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