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John Holden releases video for Flying Train

John Holden
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UK multi-instrumentalist John Holden has released a video for his new instrumental track Flying Train, which you can watch below.

It's taken from Holden's upcoming album Kintsugi which will be released in September 30.

"I happened on some vintage footage from 1902 of The Flying Train that had been restored and colourised," says Holden. "It had a strange tranquillity and was simultaneously nostalgic and futuristic. I thought it would be fun to create a soundscape that evoked the sounds and sensations of traveling on the monorail."

New album Kintsugi features an array of guest slots from the likes of Peter Jones, That Joe Payne, Sally Minnear, Dave Bainbridge, Henry Rogers, Vikram Shankar, Jean Pageu and more... 

"Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with gold," explains Holden. "As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, not only is there no attempt to hide the damage, but the repair is literally illuminated.

"Events in our life shape who we are. Kintsugi teaches us that when we think we are broken, we can pick up the pieces and with help, put them back together sometimes becoming stronger as a result. We can learn to embrace the flaws and with time and healing, be spiritually repaired."

Kintsugi will be available on CD, vinyl and download. Pre-orders start on Monday September 5 from Holden's website. You can see the new album artwork and tracklisting below.

John Holden

(Image credit: Press)

John Holden: Kintsugi
1. Achilles
2. Ringing The Changes
3. Kintsugi
4. Flying Train
5. Xenos
6. Against The Tide
7. Peggy’s Cove
8. Building Heaven

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.