Music

Castles

Leaning Toward Home -Holland's seventh album doesn't disappoint.   His most ambitious work to date, it is cohesive, melodic, lush and memorable.  Released mid-September 2018, this album received rave reviews and was nominated for Piano with Instrumentation Album of the Year in Europe.

Under a Second Moon is moving, melodic and varied, and supports the listener in taking a journey into their own life's experiences.    Holland's ability to use a multitude of different instruments to create haunting melodies and emotional songs makes this an album to be played over and over.  Released on August 25th 2017, the album hit the Top 10 Radio charts in both Europe and the United States, and has been nominated for multiple awards.

Redemption

Daydream Alley was released on July 4th.  Although technically more complex than his previous work, the instruments and engaging melodies flow together to create an addictive musical experience for the listener.  

Standing in Motion released worldwide in 2022, was nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental album in Europe.  Not to be missed, this album is heartfelt, personal and engaging.  Holland typically writes and records between the hours of Midnight and dawn's light, because there's less 'noise' during those hours and that helps him hear the music better.  Not your typical New Age music,the album includes everything from soft and romantic songs all the way to intriguing and powerful.

Daydream Alley - Named one of the Top 3 Electronic albums of 2016 in the OWM Music Radio Awards. Qualified for Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album categories in the Zone Music Radio Chart Awards.

Eleven After Midnight, Holland's tenth, is a journey through the darkness.  All the songs on the album were written in the hours between midnight and dawn, and as one reviewer put it, "From Lights Off to At Night's End it is a voyage into a world of grand ideas, romantic ballads, and significant moments recorded fore eternity."  And this album does just that - takes the listener on a journey into his or her own thoughts and dreams.  Playing in 124 countries, it has also been nominated for Contemporary Instrumental Album of the Year in Europe, and rated "One of the Best 21 New Age Albums of 2021 by New Age Notes.

Flight of the Windmill

Circles of 8 was released in 2016, and named one of the 10 Best Contemporary Instrumental Albums for that year, and also nominated for Contemporary Instrumental Album of the Year.  More introspective than his previous albums, Holland explored the harmonics and vibrations and how they relate to each other, and how they all affect human emotions.  Melding a variety of genres into a beautiful tapestry of music, while keeping his beautiful, haunting melodies at the forefront.

A Momentary Pause was released on August 28 2020.  This album is a reflection of the times - solitary, moody yet hopeful, and features Holland's signature melodies, as well as showcasing his keyboard skills, along with guitars and flute for good measure.  A great album for exploring your own thoughts and memories.  

A Presence of Three Minds - Released in 2019, Holland's 8th album has been called "absolutely magical","full of power" and "one of the most compelling and dynamic instrumental recordings of the year."  It is a true work of art and musical journey for listeners.  It was also named Contemporary Instrumental Album Of The Year at One World Music Radio in Europe.  

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