Some call what he creates New Age, others Contemporary Instrumental or even Electronic music - in fact, Holland's 2015 Daydream Alley album generated nominations and qualifiers for awards in all those categories. - yet somehow his music remains somewhat uncategorizable, a position Holland is unappologetic for. "Because of all the experience in so many different genres, I tend to worry more about how the melodies and instruments fit together and react with the body, rather than worry about what category the song might eventually fit into. It gives me a wider palette of sounds and styles to work from." With all that, he is able to create songs and melodies that stay in the listener's mind for a long time. "In the end," he says, "it's all about the melody and how it makes you feel when you hear it."
Classically trained, Holland Phillips has studied everything from modal scales to Chopin to Queensryche and Alan Parsons. That, along with years of touring with southern rock and classic rock bands, as well as show bands and studio work in a variety of genres, gave him the breadth to blend a variety of styles into a memorable, unique musical style. It's new age and contemporary instrumental music at its best.
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“Sweeping musical fusion colors the listener’s imagination about past and future possibilities, connecting a sense of wonder with dreams of boundless optimism. Highly recommended.”
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" Under a Second Moon is a tale, a place where anyone cane escape to. If it's fantasy or real, or just a space in time for you to recharge your batteries, it is available through this music."
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"“Absolutely spectacular music." WGMX Radio
"Under a Second Moon is a classic piece of contemporary instrumental music that will raise the bar for all to come."
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"“Holland Phillips is a keyboardist to be reckoned with."Magle International Music Forum
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“If you enjoy new age music, but ar just a bit tired of solo piano, world-flavored ditties or ambient drone, give this one a listen for something full-bodied and enjoyable.”
“Powered by themes you can touch emotionally, Phillips keeps the ideas flowing as easy as the melodies – kind of like the Mississippi without the pollution. Tasty stuff for those looking to look a little within for a while.”
Under a Second Moon is Holland Phillips' 6th album release, and showcases the artist's amazing ability to create haunting melodies and rich new age music where, as one reviewer put it, " Each track seemingly blends into the next, gently beckoning your soul to participate in this atmosphere of sounds, textures and wonderlands of the mind."
This amazing album hit the Top 10 charts in the United States and Europe, has been nominated for Contemporary Instrumental of the Year at OWM Radio, and has qualified for Album of the Year and CI Album of the Year at ZMR.
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Named one of the Top 3 Electronic Albums of 2015
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Holland's 2016 Release
Save The Dance
Named Track of the Year
Holland Phillips released Circles of 8 last August. His 5th, this album is slightly more introspective than his previous ones, focusing on the lush orchestration and the beautiful melodies he is known for. Highly acclaimed by reviewers, it reached #6 on the Top 100 ZMR radio charts, and #8 on the OWM Radio music charts in Europe. It was nominated for Contemporary Instrumental Album of the Year at One World Music Radio, and a track from it - Save The Dance - was named Track Of The Year. Look for it online or in stores!