Artist: Various Artists Album: Polarity: Mixed By Focal Genre: Ambient Year: 2017 Size: ~ 1.72 gb Source: Digital Download Format: FLAC (tracks) Quality: lossless Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit
From the passionate lands of France, Arnaud Galoppe, known as Focal and Kinosura, has hand-mixed an emotional labyrinth of dark techno and melancholy ambience in Ultimaes latest compilation. Polarity is a double-sided conglomerate of electronic expressions from all over the world, spanning across atmospheric soundworlds of intimate drone and deep, industrial progressions. This collection of heartwarming soundscapes and foot-stomping house beats is smoother than butter, a series of 26 top-notch tracks that paint an interesting, auditory adventure. Although the album has a minimalistic approach, it offers a surprisingly detailed production. Each track is layered with expert craftsmanship and hypnotic melodies laced against diverse, psychedelic noise echoing in the distance. Polarity is certainly an experience worth traversing, and we are proud to host it as an excellent addition to any electronica connoisseurs sound-library.
The Polarity artwork was imagined by plasticians Suzy Lelivre and Raphal Kuntz. From a sphere, they conceived a parametric deformation protocol for a decomposition in several stages. While Suzy imagines shapes and the potential modifications to impact, Raphal works on the incarnation process to extract a mineral matter look, something geological, almost chemical. As they materialise, with slow lighting work, shapes undergo random offsets, revealing the tension between a near scientific protocol and its subjective interpretation. Beyond the infinite production of singular shapes, the goal of both artists, especially for this project, is to invent new processes that invite a reconsideration of our attitude to shapes. In the same way, from Ambient to Techno, through a game of modulation of pads, rhythms and frequencies, Polarity offers a variety of musical spectra flowing into one another, a melodic exploration of the twists and turns which link both universes.
01. Aes Dana Inverted Spring(06:07) 02. Unknown Artis They Own The Night(05:39) 03. Valanx Dance Of Death06:05) 04. Claudio Prc Hyacinth(05:10) 05. Mod21 Hunting The Black Eagle(06:54) 06. Musicians With Guns La Guerre De Tous Contre Tous(06:00) 07. Ennony Stratospheric Layers(06:06) 08. Resoe Pressure Elements(08:29) 09. Variant Distant Shadows(13:02) 10. Kinosura Spin(07:25) 11. Area Malefactor(06:07) 12. Deadbeat Entonacin Chilena (Atacama Mix)(06:22) 13. Beat Pharmacy Cape May(05:52) 14. Kinosura Paradoxical Escape(12:16) 15. Claudio Prc Hyacinth (Remodel)(06:22) 16. Beat Pharmacy Tone(06:39) 17. Zzzzra Aquilonia(06:36) 18. Arne Weinberg Parabol(06:44) 19. Deadbeat Entonacin Chilena(06:03) 20. Ennony Atmospheric Path(07:25) 21. Resoe Wtfm(07:57) 22. Area Wanting(08:00) 23. Mod21 Reality In Numbers(07:52) 24. cv313 Beyond Air(11:00) 25. Merovee A Call To Worship(07:23) 26. Aes Dana Otherness(07:38) 27. Focal Polarity | Ambient Side (Full Mix)(01:02:40) 28. Focal Polarity | Techno Side (Full Mix)(01:07:44)