2016 Sep 12 4:17 PM
Sign here with Blood

Here's the last song from 'The Deception Project', before the whole album is released. By the way, the album is called 'illusions' and will be out october 31st.
Sign here with Blood is a comment on my experience with record labels.
It features the voice talents of Svante Wettergren and Marie Filtenborg.
I hope you enjoy it!

 
2016 Aug 18 4:15 PM
Hello Neighbor

August is here, and it's time for this month's song from 'The Deception Project'.
This is a song about a voyeur and an exhibitionist couple. A bit frisky in fact...
Josefine Malmkjær-Andersen - Vocals
Nicoline Asmussen - Backing vocals

My plan is to release one song a month until my next album is completed.
The songs released prior to the whole album and those who end up on the album might and might not be the same versions.
lyrics

 
2016 Aug 07 9:55 AM
Synesthesia Music Video

From Wikipedia:
"Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway."

How do you make a music video about synesthesia?
It would probably be possible with a lot of cgi, but on a low budget it seemed hard to do.
Then it dawned on me, that I constantly look at waveforms in the studio - visual representations of the sound files I'm working on. And I thought about the Fairlight CMI and its green/black aestetics.
Then this video grew out of those thoughts.

 
2016 Jul 05 9:25 AM
To Pin a Butterfly
The July release from 'The Deception Project'.
This track originally appeared on my website in 2003. It was called 'Men of Power' then, and I allways felt, that it belonged on an album. It just didn't fit anything I was doing. Finally, in this new arrangement, it found a home.

My plan is to release one song a month until my next album is completed.
The songs released prior to the whole album and those who end up on the album might and might not be the same versions.

 
2016 Jun 18 7:59 PM
Deus ex Machina
It's time for the third release from 'The Deception Project'.
This is a song I worked on for the 'Tesla' album. Nikola Tesla had an obsession with the number three or numbers that could be divided by three, hence the track's time signature. I have rewritten the lyrics which is now about apples. Three of them, actually.
Vocals are performed by Marie Filtenborg.

My plan is to release one song a month until my next album is completed.
The songs released prior to the whole album and those who end up on the album might and might not be the same versions.

 
2016 May 18 5:15 AM
Meltwater
The second release from 'The Deception Project' is a tale about a failed relationship on a North Atlantic archipelago.
It features vocals by Maria Søbæk Lykke.

My plan is to release one song a month until my next album is completed.
The songs released prior to the whole album and those who end up on the album might and might not be the same versions.

 
2016 Apr 27 8:00 AM
The Deception Project
I'm very pleased to announce my new album with the working title 'The Deception Project', planned to be released over the next months.
With the release of 'Tesla' only six months ago, this is the closest succession of an album I've ever made.
The album isn't finished, but some of the tracks are. Usually I would wait until it was all done before I'd release anything, but this time I thought I'd do it a bit differently.
My plan is to release one song a month until the whole album is ready.
The songs released prior to the whole album and those who end up on the album might and might not be the same versions.

The first song to be released is in fact two songs: Connect the Dots and Pareidolia. The first one features vocals by me (through a vocoder) and the lovely Marie Filtenborg. The latter is instrumental.

 
2016 Jan 07 6:34 PM
'Tesla' reviewed

Progstravaganza have posted a very nice review of the 'Tesla' album:

 

Being open-minded when it comes to art always brings new and cool things. Danish musician Ste Van Holm is a great example for that. The experienced artist released six albums so far, and this past November he came up with the release of a progressive rock record. Each of Van Holm’s albums has a different concept, different style (ranging from pop to rock), and different personalities. That is what makes Ste Van Holm and his art special. He doesn’t follow any paths except his feelings.

”Tesla” is the latest release from Van Holm, and as mentioned above it is a progressive rock album crowned with jazzy melodies and partly some electronic/ambient touches. The album is all around Serbian-Croatian scientist Nikola Tesla, his life and work. Conceptually and lyrically you feel the dedication of his works. From the first track until the closing piece, the concept of “Tesla” is very well thought.

The thunderstorm in the intro “St. Elmo’s Fire” announces the story in a right way. “Electrical Storm” and “Macak the Cat” attract attention with its jazzy vocals built on a progressive rock structure. “Transatlantic” turns a bit to electronic while keeping the same prog rock structure, especially in the rhythmic segment.

The album keeps on with a 20-minute epic “Oscillations,” which for the better part shows amazing craftsmanship and performance by the band. It is a piece that musically summarise what “Tesla” represents. The album triumphantly comes to an end with an 11-odd minutes “A Piece of Empty Sky,” which closes this brilliant biopic about the man who changed the world for better.

Ste Van Holm has crafted the most demanding record in his musical opus with “Tesla”, and having chosen progressive rock as a foundation contributed further in how well the story of the album is submitted to a listener.

 
2016 Jan 01 8:48 PM
Hi there 2016
Happy New Year!

As a little treat, my first four albums are available as a "pay what you want" deal over at Bandcamp:

stevanholm.bandcamp.com

So if you think my music is worthless, this is your chance to get it for nothing at all. But you could also support a poor artist by donating some of your hard earned pay in exchange for the music.

The choice is yours - happy new year!