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The members of Holophrase on working with Ikey Owens on Horizons of Expectation

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Holophrase got its name for the technical term for the sounds infants use to communicate verbally before learning the native language of the culture in which they're raised, sure echoes of Noam Chomsky's theory of universal language. The quartet itself is comprised of what some might call outsiders to the underground music scene in Denver, and its music reflects a complete disconnect from any popular sounds you can find at most clubs.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.