Dedicated to the memory of Irene Dumlao Labrador and Confesor Paat “Ping” Labrador, Holographic Catholic’s cover of “Caught in Time, So Far Away” by You’ll Never Get to Heaven sweeps the consciousness off to a hazy and distant past… but not before immediately piercing the ears with a distorted sample collected from a portable Tascam audio recorder.
Following a Holographic Catholic performance in September 2019 at a Riverside queer bar, The Menagerie, Murawski had asked the Gala Nights organizer, Michelle Martinez, if she had anything to say into the Tascam before ending the recording. Lei jokingly suggested that Michelle shout, “FUCK HOLOGRAPHIC CATHOLIC!” into the Tascam. Amused and satisfied with Michelle’s faux heckling, Murawski retorted, “I’m gonna distort this.”
Years later, following the passing of Lei’s paternal grandmother, Holographic Catholic recorded a cover of a song off You’ll Never Get to Heaven’s EP, Adorn. The soft melancholic elements of Adorn soothed the abysmal lamentation and grief Lei experienced after the loss of their last living paternal grandparent.
If you ever wondered what “Caught in Time, So Far Away” would sound like with an LSDj riff drenched in chorus, a menacing synth bass, and hauntingly emotive vocal swells… you’re in luck.