Rex Holman – Here in the Land of Victory


“Victory” was the inital release on the obscure Pentagram label (a subsidiary of Jubilee). In between a busy acting scheduling, Holman recorded this interesting mix of country, blues, and eastern influenced psych-folk. His voice is heavy on the vibrato, reminding me slightly of Tim Buckley. Copper Kettles is one of my favorites from this album (love those little delays and the sparse keys — haunting stuff). “Debbie” is another good one, a bit more uptempo than the previous track.

I kind of wished they used the back cover for the front. The trademark psychedelic quadruple-exposed imagery is cool I guess but I’d much rather see a dude meditate next to some hobo passed out in a park instead.

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