Sofie Birch gives ambient music a new colour with this charming but unconventionally composed record.
In a way Holotropica sounds like an imaginary soundtrack to a place. It could fit well with any kind of sounding environment. I associate it a little with the achievements of Piotr Kurek, a little with the strange soundscapes of Nikolaienko. It’s not about linear continuity, but more a state of psychedelic suspension. For so-called ambient music this album is too catchy. Sofie Birch gives that genre a new colour, disenchanting the genre with this charming but unconventionally composed record.