Paper Diamond plugs into a new reality on Holograms, his long-awaited full-length on Fool’s Gold. The California-via-Colorado beat champion takes his signature sound to an energetic new level on tracks like “Work 9000,” “Downfalls” feat Polina and “Bass Real Big” feat Ms. Williams. Producer Alex Botwin stepped out of his comfort zone both on-stage and off, taking a break from the road and relocating to the other side of the country while spending two years crafting Holograms’ diverse sound.
“Making the new music has been been a very immersive process. After playing shows on the road for a few years, I thought it would be important to get back to the root of where it began––focusing on the music itself, making it a daily practice to create something new. I believe that frequency can help breed creativity and doing something every single day will give you more opportunities to make something amazing. It also takes away the pressure of ALWAYS creating something amazing on the spot, so you can focus more on being yourself.
The new music is a good representation of me drowning out the outside world and making what comes naturally. I didn’t limit myself to one style, genre, bpm, or idea and focused more on musical spontaneity. Naturally, by the time things are finished they have a cohesive Paper Diamond feeling to them, but they always start from unknown inspiration.”
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