PHYSICAL EDITION IN 2 VERSIONS :
Deluxe Edition (Limited to 65 Copies) : (SOLD OUT)
Digipack Edition (Limited to 150 Copies) INFOS / ORDER :
INFOS / PRESS :
"TRS041 is the newest glacial beauty from French soundartist extrordinaire, Monolyth & Cobalt….and is entitled "Polarlicht" As the title implies, this is a minimal and shifting aural mass of arctic airs ….light….bright…northern climes brought to the windswept and musically adventurous among us. A crystalline and twinkling, guitar infused gem of electronica brilliance awaits you here….button up!
As usual this release will be available in two versions. The first, limited deluxe version comes in an edition of just 65 copies, of which only 50 will be available from the label. Each of these comes in the form of an antique, metal, 5" 16mm film can. Each originally distressed can is hand labelled, collaged and stamped. Contained within each can are 10 round, hi res satellite photos of the polar ice caps, 2 of which are attached to the can, the other 8 of which come as a sewn and stranded string of aerial shots…vintage rounded photos of frozen polar explorers and their voyages, and a factory pressed disc hubbed to the inside of the lid of the can, are also included. Probably other goodies as well... you know we can't help ourselves! " (Time Released Sound)
"‘Polarlicht’ fits the criteria of an concept album better than many similar experimental releases, which can often present as collections of disconnected slices of audio; the eleven tracks breathe at different rates, allowing the listener to experience both peaks and troughs. The trip may be cold, but feeling the ice in your lungs is refreshing."
" Polarlicht is the sound of an alluring, untamed and dangerous land, wrapped in white and shrouded in a sub-zero cloak (…) The music is frosty and crisp, a fine accompaniment to the coldness of the tin."
A Closer Listen
"Polarlicht conjures up cinematic atmospheres which are made with great delicacy."
released 05 April 2014
A 62 minutes imaginary soundbook composed, played and recorded at home between April 2012 and October 2013 in Brittany, France, by Mathias Van Eecloo (Monolyth & Cobalt).
Mixed & mastered at home between November 2013 and January 2014.
Artwork / Design by Colin Herrick from Time Released Sound
Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.