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Joanne Pollock - Stranger (TIMESIG) June 16, 2017

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huh so this is on timesig?

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Does Aaron do her beats or is this all her own creation? Intrigued, and didn't know she had such a back catalogue (looking at bandcamp)

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Does Aaron do her beats or is this all her own creation? Intrigued, and didn't know she had such a back catalogue (looking at bandcamp)

 

good question. I got some Afunk vibes from the sample track for sure. Happy coincidence? =/

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huh so this is on timesig?

ye

 

‘Stranger’ is the debut solo album from Canadian artist Joanne Pollock. Released via Venetian Snares’ Timesig imprint, with whom Pollock previously collaborated as Poemss, ‘Stranger’ is a stunning collection of electronic pop songs that range from the unsettlingly calm and beautiful through to ferocious explosions of caustic noise, all held together by Joanne’s multi-octave ranging vocals.

 

“What happens when we push up against that which contains us?” asks Pollock. “By distorting the mirror, we may become plastic. When the comfort of familiarity is stripped away, it can feel as though we become a stranger in our own bodies. Is it through embracing the Stranger that we discover ourselves? Stranger explores the multiplicities of selfhood – what defines us, where the boundaries lie.”

 

On tracks like the album opener ‘Carnival’, ‘Myself Apart’ and ‘Expect Me’ Pollock’s vocals weave in and out of the bruised and bruising bass lines, glacial synths and stop-start beats almost becoming one with the music, before suddenly overpowering the synthetic elements to take centre stage in bursts of joyful exuberance.

 

Combining an intricate, detailed approach to music production with illusive almost dreamlike textures ‘Stranger’ sees Pollock further burnish her reputation as one of electronic music’s most exciting and idiosyncratic new artists. Throughout the album’s ten tracks she continually leads us down dark, surprising paths as she experiments with and twists song structures, resulting in an album that feels both eerily familiar and startlingly new and continues to reveal new secrets with every play.

http://planet.mu/releases/stranger/

Edited by vincentvc

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Checking her older stuff, this sounds like it is just her and not Snares producing.

Could be really interesting.

 

The "Optimist" EP is pretty nice.

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curious about this. is it even up for debate that planet mu is the best record label going right now?

curious about this. is it even up for debate that planet mu is the best record label going right now?

The answer is no

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Oh my god. Have people been listening to this? I just dove in this week, and I have been obsessed. The lyrics are super honest and relatable, they get pretty dark in places, but not in a "ooh spoooky!" way, just really effective self expression. This is soothing to my manic depressive self doubt, lol.

 

Also, the production is super clear and creative. Lots of depth without being murky, every synth has its place and plays an important part.

 

She got on my radar with Optimist, but this is masterful.

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this has never left my rotation since it came out. so good.

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I've failed to get this yet, will do a p-mu order soon

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