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Mark Hollis: Mark Hollis

David Bennun, The Guardian, February 1998

FROM 1980S synth-pop with Talk Talk, Mark Hollis is now a solo artist of rare contemplation… It's all gone quiet over here. Mark Hollis has made an album that is not that far away from silence. Hollis, as one of the guiding spirits of Talk Talk, took his band through a strange metamorphosis, from brash '80s synth pop that made them contemporaries and possible rivals of the likes of Tears For Fears, to the lush, immaculate and perfectly detailed colourbook that was Spirit of Eden. Now he's come up with a record that's barely there at all. But what there is of it is wonderful.

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