Polar Inertia – Kinematic Optics EP [DM3D011]

French men-of-mystery Polar Inertia describe themselves as a “blurry techno entity”. They’re at their shape-shifting best on Kinematic Optics, a double vinyl excursion that contains their first original material since 2012. They set their stall out with the foreboding, cinematic ambience of the title track (built, incidentally, around an extensive spoken word vocal), before delivering an epic chunk of rolling industrial techno (“Floating Away Fire”). There’s a mournful, melancholic feel to the deep techno throbber “Vertical Ice”, while “Hell Frozen Over” is fittingly dark and murky. The second 12″ contains a recording of previous live performance “Can We See Well Enough To Move On?” in its entirety, with droning textures and glacial electronics guaranteeing a spine-chilling mood.

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Polar Inertia – Kinematic Optics EP [DM3D011]

Synthek & Audiolouis – Unwise Remix Series #1 [NTCLP001.1]

“Unwise Remix Series” has the involvement of artists which represent Synthek & Audiolouis main points of reference and inspiration, artists who acknowledged the potential of Unwise and accepted to get involved in a great re-edition of the principal cuts of the album. Tadeo inaugurates this first installment with an outstanding reinterpretation of “Thread Between Us”. Keeps the aggressive mood of the original, raising the impetus with slender hi-hats, haunting chords and devilish synthlines, all elements that clearly manifest the powerful imprint of the spanish producer. Aubrey concludes the first side with a sophisticated rework of “Broken Pad”: an unpredictable groove made of fluctuating bleeps and drums, embraced by spacey soundscapes strewn with sonic drills and fragments. Delivering the final blow on the flipside, Polar Inertia’s work can be seen more like a long journey, than an actual remix of Unwise. The final 8-minutes-cut brings an extreme dose of deepness to the release, pervading it of a surreal atmosphere crossed by violent droning flashes, while from a dusty, heavily texturized basslines rises a thin but empowering beat, that finally embrace the distinctive (and desynchronized) riff from the original.

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Synthek & Audiolouis – Unwise Remix Series #1 [NTCLP001.1]

VA – Field Records – Collection [FCD001]

Field Records is to release a 2CD compilation of music from the labels artists old and new entitled simply, Collection. The imprint keeps up the Dutch tradition of releasing deep, Detroit-inspired electronic music with high-class contributions from various artists. Built on minimalism and modesty, the boutique label has expanded into a consortium for quality since first emerging in 2008. Artists such as Conforce, Delta Funktionen, DJ Sprinkles, Steffi, Mark Du Mosch and many other assured talents have all appeared on the label before now with sounds that range from deep, classically include house to more rough edged and raw techno. It’s much the same case on this expansive new two CD release, which will also be offered up as 3 x vinyl sampler. Across both CDs, established artists rub shoulders with more recently emerging talents and plenty of coherent and creative ground is covered in the exclusive new tracks. Things start off with the grainy ambiance of Sons Of Melancholia’s ‘Theme From The Lake’ before the likes of Delsin’s Unbroken Dub serves up a crawling bit od dubbed out techno, Acronym explores finely planed techno minimalism and Polar Inertia gets all heady and industrial on their ‘Sonic Outlaws’ contribution. Disc 2 starts off with lumpy ambiance before evolving through broken beat pieces, streamlined and stripped back techno and frazzled acid workouts. As a listening experience from start to finish this compilation works perfectly, too, because it never repeats the same trick. Featuring an exquisite selection of tracks by talented artists as well as contemporary favourites, Collection functions as a blueprint of the sound of the Field records label, delving into new geographical and musical territory in style.

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VA – Field Records – Collection [FCD001]

VA – Polar Inertia Remixed [DM3D005]

DEMENT3D Records presents : Polar Inertia Remixed // DM3D005 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.

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VA – Polar Inertia Remixed [DM3D005]

Polar Inertia – The Last Vehicle EP [DM3D003]

POLAR INERTIA - The Last Vehicle EP (Front Cover)

Amazing release by Polar Inertia, who already gave a glimpse of their techno brilliance on Dement3d 002, but with ‘The Last Vehicle’ it seems their craftmanship has come to full growth. This third release on Dement3d is once again formed of three different tracks, high in contrasts and emotions. Industrial but groovy, raw yet hypnotising deep techno that will create a stir in basements and warehouses worldwide.

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Polar Inertia – The Last Vehicle EP [DM3D003]

Polar Inertia – Indirect Light EP [DM3D002]

Second release on the French label Dement3d Records! Deep post-apocalyptic Berghain-style techno works by Polar Inertia, an enigmatic techno duo formed in 2010, who swiftly pointed themselves in the direction of an extremely contrasted music, both heavy and delicate. Evoking a sci-fi end-of-the-world countdown scenario, the two artists of polar inertia decided to move aside, and make way for an imaginative and poetic world based on the words of a mysterious narrator.

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Polar Inertia – Indirect Light EP [DM3D002]