The stunning and epic debut album from holon, featuring a dazzling array of Norwegian guest artists.
'The Time Is Always Now' is the debut album from "holon," a solo project from singer, songwriter and guitarist Ronny Pedersen. The album was recorded at Norway's Autumnsongs Recording Studio in Trondheim produced and mixed by Rhys Marsh. Special guest musicians who contributed include Lars Fredrik Frøislie (Wobbler / White Willow), Silje Leirvik, Ketil Vestrum Einarsen (Jaga Jazzist / Kaukasus), and Geir Anfinn Halland Johansen (Anfinnsaas) as well as Marsh.
'The Time Is Always Now' is a collection of songs Pedersen had been writing over the course of the last ten years. He had accumulated a sizeable trove of materials and decided that the time was right to start sharing them with other music lovers. Serendipitously, he had met Rhys Marsh through a common friend around this time, played him some of these songs and Rhys offered to produce holon.
The songs on The 'Time Is Always Now' show the influence of a wide variety of genres including acoustic folk and the sophisticated side of 60's pop with meticulously crafted writing at its core. Originally, the plan was to record an arbitrary selection of his oldest songs, but as Ronny started to review his whole body of work, he noticed that certain songs fit together in an extraordinary way -- almost like pieces in a puzzle -- to create an overall story. These songs told the story of an individual's philosophical, spiritual and evolutionary journey towards finding their place and purpose in this world and at this particular time. They were largely based on Pedersen's personal experiences, hugely influenced by his attraction towards the Buddhist worldview.
released August 12, 2016
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