Holst Gate
As Colin Holst, Hans Platzgumer sat down at his piano, possessed. Long time collaborator Hannah MacKenna delivered words, Chris Laine channeled some Phil Spector. Half a year later the album had been written and recorded. The result is Convertible’s sixth album, Holst Gate. An unusual collaboration between Vienna, Cambridge and LA, that nevertheless manages to inhabit the endless sub-polar expanse of the Norwegian Northlands.

Holst Gate II
Holst Gate II, The World According to Colin Holst is much more fatalistic and ready to ride the bomb into oblivion. With an even bigger band and bolder sound, Convertible shifts smoothly between reckless abandon and shimmering intimacy, delivering another record worthy of 45 minutes of your time. You will want to flip it over again and again. Just like in the good ol’ daze.

Holst Gate 7inch
After umteen years making music under the moniker of Convertible and a zillion more as the mountain of madness behind HP Zinker- not to mention the Goldene Zitronen, a career in Theatre and a half dozen novels, Hans Platzgumer needed a place to go.
It needed to be a place safe from the glut one can dredge up on the Internet. Grand in scope. Vague on specifics. Open to interpretation. Somewhere cultivating of that which can be taken home and held like a well worn LP from days gone by. Or, better yet: a scurvy little town in Norway, a country freshly minted as “free of shit” by the American president. Where the winters are long and children run naked in the snow under swaying northern lights.

Vinyl Bundle
incl. Holst Gate LP, Holst Gate II (regular version) LP, Holst Gate 7″