Under a Second Moon is that place you can go, the place that's only real in your own head; that mystical place where anything is possible and dreams are the fields that you play in.
Holland's 6th album showcases the artist's amazing ability to create 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."
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Want to listen while you check out the site? Click on the music player to hear almost an hour of Holland's music, in no particular order, from a number of his albums, including his most recent, Daydream Alley.
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, 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. 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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"“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."
One World Music Radio
“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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Holland's first album, Flight of the Windmill, was released in 1994 under the Gorilla label. Subsequent releases include Castles, Redemption, Daydream Alley in 2015, and most recently Circles of 8 in 2016, all on the Ageless Records label. He is currently working on his sixth, which is scheduled to be released late summer 2016.
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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!
" 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."
New Age Music Reviews
“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.”
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"“Holland Phillips is a keyboardist to be reckoned with."Magle International Music Forum
“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.”
Named one of the Top 3 Electronic Albums of 2015
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