Band : Polar Inertia Title : Kinematics Optics Release Date : 8 Jun ’15 Label : DEMENT3D RECORDS Catalog ref. : DM3D011
“Machines will fail us” : those are the unsettling first words of this much expected new episode of the Polar Inertia odyssey. Starting with this ode to machinery, the tale plunges suddenly in a stark apocalyptic scenario. Along the 3:14′ of the track “Kinematic Optics”, this mysterious “polar inertia” eventually begins to materialize and reveal more its true essence.
Same might be said about this double EP, consisting of almost 75 minutes of music. First record is a black vinyl with the actual four pieces of the “episode”. Second one is a white vinyl with the entire recording of their live “Can We See Well Enough To Move On”, that had been given just once, in May 2014, for the closing of their expo in Brussels, at the project space/ gallery Abilene.
Again this illustrates Polar Inertia’s will to be seen as an unidentified entity, where many participants contribute to the evolution of the Project : the expo in Brussels last year was indeed a collective effort, and the live you’re listening to was given from a considerable distance, with streaming, to an audience that didn’t see the performers from where they stood.
The four tracks of the first record convey the same feeling ; of music that seems to be composed as a soundtrack for oblivion, and disappearance of individuals. Polar Inertia’s techno is made with a very specific intent : taking the time to accurately tell a story, bring specific emotions, narrative noises and illustrations, integrating all elements in a contention between darkness and light, between a tale of Earth destroyed by nuclear weapons, and the blinding white-out of the Polar Children’s wizardry.
We’ve been asked a lot of questions lately about Polar Inertia ; their mysterious posture has stirred up an unusual curiosity… but if you really want to know more about PI, well, listen closely to these two records, for a lot of the answers lie in the music.
RELEASE DATE …………………………………… 8th OF JUNE 2015
DISTRIBUTION ………………………………………… CLONE.NL
The story may be quite standard, nevertheless, we feel this record is really special.
Last year, in Paris, among all the promoters that made this kind of “techno riot” happen, there was “The Only Way Out.”. It’s been found guilty for Silent Servant’s and Abdulla Rashim’s first appearances in the french capital. We’ve had the honour of sharing these line ups with them, finally getting in touch, and starting conversations that ultimately ended up being a record : dedicated to remixing Polar Inertia’s first two “EP-sodes”.
So that’s it, “Major Axis” has been handled by Silent Servant, “Black Sun” transfigured by Abdulla Rashim, and our in-house champion Francois X has made a very special treatment to “The Last Vehicle”.
We are positively thrilled about this one. Enjoy the ride !
DEMENT3D Records presents : Polar Inertia – The Last Vehicle EP //DM3D003
The story continues as Polar Inertia releases the second chapter of their odyssey. This third release on DEMENT3D is once again formed of three different tracks, high in contrasts and emotions.
First comes “The Last Vehicle” the soundtrack where you will hear the narrator taken over by a growing mental strain. Running away with the Polar Children in a car, we start to find out more about their past, and get more and more eager to learn about the future and what exactly is this Polar Inertia.
Then, two vast techno narratives come along. “Major Axis” and “Parallel Transport” both stand out by their length and complex consructions.
“Major Axis” delivers an exhilerating sensation of speed and an acute sense of distress, with its powerful raw groove that would make any heart rush out of a coma.”Parallel Transport” is a slow and insidious ambient/noise groove that grows on your mind to reach a near-to-hypnosis state, thus illustrating the mental absences depicted by the Narrator in this episode.As Polar Inertia reaffirms its will to be considered an entity more than a duo live act, where the narrator, the film director and other artists are just as much Polar Inertia as the music makers, we, at DEMENT3D, are getting more and more intrigued about what will follow.
Vinyl will be released on march 3rd, 2012, distributed by Clone Records