Review: Bob Holroyd

Bob Holroyd
“Without Within”
(Six Degrees)

Subtle, relaxing ethereal electronica is the fare here on this album from Bob Holroyd. Holroyd offers a formula of relaxed beat music making a canvas for impressionistic inclusions of ethnic sounds. In this, Holroyd has a large, and admitted, debt to Peter Gabriel. Holroyd pays homage to the master with the albums strongest track, an excellent rendition of “Games Without Frontiers”. Criminally underrated Happy Rhodes does an excellent job here singing the verses made famous by Kate Bush.