Holden*A Break In The Clouds

Label:Border Community – 01BC
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:Progressive House, Glitch, Techno, Downtempo, Ambient


A1A Break In The Clouds (Main Mix)9:54
A2A Break In The Clouds (Fluffapella)1:38
B1A Break In The Clouds (Beats Tool)5:20
B2A Break In The Clouds (Ambient Version)
GuitarJames Holden

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(P)&(C) Border Community Recordings Ltd 2003.
Published by Copyright Control.

Exclusively distributed via Amato.
3 Beat Label Mngt Ltd.
Manufactured by Eurodisc.
Pressed at MPO Averton.

All tracks: 126 BPM E minor
Recorded at the Babylon Station, London.

Track A2 is titled "Melody Part" on the sleeve and "Fluffapella" on the record label. According to the official Border Community website, the correct title is Fluffapella.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5060065330127
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A): 01 BC A1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B): 01 BC B1 MPO
  • Barcode (Text): 5 060065 330127

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A Break In The Clouds (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo)Border Community01BCUK2003
A Break In The Clouds (3×File, MP3, 320 kbps)Border Community01BCDUK2003
A Break In The Clouds (CDr)Border CommunitynoneUK2003
A Break In The Clouds (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Stickered Generic Sleeve)Border Community01BCUK2003
A Break In The Clouds (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Repress)Border Community01BCUK2005



  • swk24's avatar
    Still holds up great so many years later as a hair-raising piece of thrumming, clacking, skittering, syncopated progressive madness. Even though I'd owned and played it for a few months, one of my favorite clubbing moments was hearing this on a giant room-filling sound system in NYC. My head swam and my heart was literally in my throat as the weird sparkly highs pinged overtop of the gargantuan bassline. Then I knew what people meant when they said they felt like the dancefloor was a rocket ship about to take off... hands up. A masterpiece of a track and a super special memory.
    • williampdx's avatar
      Never gets old, and so happy to say 'Blizzards' is right up there as well, almost 20 years later.
      • jiggawhat's avatar
        Why can't James Holden make masterpieces like this instead of utter garbage like "Idiots are Winning"?
        • discofutura's avatar
          GOOSEBUMPS.... god... this is a truly amazing trip. Thank you James Holden. A true genius.
          • b.v.a.'s avatar
            in only a word: Perfect
            • himera's avatar
              I don't think i'd be lying if i said that this track is trully a MASTERPIECE. It indeed is, trust me. Holden is a a true genius for making such a track..
              • Progressive's avatar
                OMG, this is what i thought first time i've heard this track, the bassline is good, the structure is even better and the melody is simply astonishing, i'd say Holden best track (main mix), the (beats tool) works too, but personally i'd throw both in a mix.
                • timkell's avatar
                  Edited 18 years ago
                  This track never gets old. Epic, gorgeous. What a statement for the first release of a new label. Whatever you call it, progressive, tech, who cares? Just make sure you have it.
                  • e-cho's avatar
                    Edited 18 years ago
                    Indeed a fine opening for James Holden's new, innovative label. Minimal, yet beautifully melodical track hasn't only been played by the prog-heads, but also (deep) techno dj's like John Tejada and Sven Väth. The sleeve notes feature bpm's, key notes and rough graphic displays of all four tracks.
                    • James Holden makes the finest progressive house at the moment. This is another atmospheric an moody piece of work. wobbly bassline and twisted beats, and soundscaping heaven all over it. A definite crowd-pleaser.


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