The 55-minute album “Way Out” contains tracks which aka Polaris (aka Polish synthesist Jakub Kmieć) recorded between 2009 and 2013. The energetic, in-your-face “Entrance” already makes a great kick-off with its massive bass line and slight ’80’s TD-flavor.
The groovy-oriented feel continues on the next, always bright and transparent sounding pieces, which air a distinct chill-out feel now and then while its paints its images before the mind’s eye of the listener. Polaris warm textures, sophisticated percussion, drums and accompanying set of sequencer don’t end up in single-length pieces or simple tunes. Instead, all rich elements get the chance to unfold in their own pace and shine in a broader sense, extending a simple tune.
There’s a change in the emotive music on the last few tracks of the release, starting with “Three Suns”, where the music shifts slightly to a more ambient, slower-paced down-tempo type of EM without becoming less interesting. Nice going, Jakub!
“Way Out” is available as download and as limited edition cd from Ricochet Dream.
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