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Released on Ghetto Glitch Records [GGR06] soundcloud.com/ghettoglitchrecords
Alternative Download: archive.org/details/ggr06Pollux-Absence
Review by Yeah I Know It Sucks:
"Because I haven’t reviewed enough of his records, even despite the fact that I love his music… so much… I’m now going to review an album by Pollux that hasn’t in my opinion received near as many downloads as deserved, regardless of the fact that it is very awesome and inspiring ambient music that is sure to get your serotonin levels rising.

‘Absence’ itself is a lush, gorgeous tapestry of pads and choirs that makes you fall in love with music all over again. Pleasurable harmonies float into each other, like warm and cool fronts, but without all of the severe weather that typically results from that. Cumulonimbus clouds form around your head, you wish you could take one for a flight around the world while listening to this.

Next is the equally majestic and almost Tibetan ‘Blank’, which sounds like reverb-intensive pan flutes! A breathy choir escapes into the mix like steam from a geyser. Toward the end you feel like you’re being jettisoned, reverse sky-diving, soaring up and up until coming over the stratus clouds and into the atmosphere.

‘Burst’ feels like it begins with deep timpani, so saturated by reverb that it could almost be a rocket taking off. Air is shooting past from many angles while low dirges make it difficult to find footing. They kind of sound like large vehicles driving… it’s like listening to nature as it attempts for once to emulate the soundscape of a busy city street.

Last is ‘Next Day’, in which noisy dirges of seemingly fractal depth and tone character fill out the mix and confuse the senses. It’s pleasing, but strangely so, with frequencies and tones converging unpredictably in a maelstrom of sound. I feel like I’m being sucked into a wormhole maybe. A wormhole of trillions of guitars run through amplifiers, all tuned to different scales in different keys in different octaves and playing a score composed by a chaos mathematician. It’s dense, but the largeness of it causes it to blur into one big sonic vortex into which you feel yourself being pulled.

I will have to recommend this album, as it would be perfect for any time you wish to spend outside during a fierce thunderstorm! Which is something I love to do, I don’t know about you."


released May 27, 2012




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Pollux is Arnaud Barbe.


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