Saturday, September 30, 2017

“Repeater” by Holy ’57 – A Song Review

     “Repeater” is half documentary and half instrumental. Holy ’57 is the performance name of Alex Mankoo of London. Melodically, the track includes an array of instruments, but the horns breathe the life into the argument that “Repeater” is blogworthy. Mankoo’s family history is provided by his grandmother, as she describes experiences of moving from India to Nairobi, Kenya, and then to London. Slicing historical audio clips into a song is a technique used by the duo performing as Public Service Broadcasting, but the story told in “Repeater” is a timeline, which provides more perspective. 

     “Repeater” by Holy ’57 

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