Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Polinski (65Daysofstatic's Paul Wolinski) releases solo debut, full album stream at Spinner

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"Polinski = Com Truise + Pretty Lights + E.T.... Galactic music of epic proportions is the only way to properly describe this album. A must-buy for sci-fi nerds like myself, and a worth-it if you love losing yourself in music." -- SLUG Magazine

"Coming across like a soundtrack to an 80s sci-fi film never made, this is a rich, pulsating collection of loud, noisy but never anarchic tunes based around deep rhythms and prominent synths." -- Subba Cultcha

Paul Wolinski of British electronic-infused post-rock heroes 65Daysofstatic today releases his solo debut under the nom-de-tune Polinski. The entire album, titled Labyrinths is available for streaming all week courtesy of Spinner: listen HERE

The first video from the lead single, "Stitches" is hosted by Consequence of Sound and available to watch HERE

Labyrinths mixes sci-fi soundtrack moods with Daft Punk styled beat-laced anthems. It is released worldwide via Monotreme Records. Check out MP3s for "Stitches" (MP3) and "Tangents" (MP3) from the album.

After ten years (give or take) on the road and on the record with 65daysofstatic, Paul Wolinski finally steps out from behind that particular outfit's notorious smokescreen and emerges as Polinski, a man with a laptop, some synths and a plan, in the meta-physical sense of the word. 

In our childhood bedrooms and minds, the possibilities were always endless, there were worlds within worlds, and galaxies upon galaxies. If the suburbs outside seemed limited by how far we could get on our bikes, then in the real and unreal realities of space travel and science fiction we were satiated, if only momentarily.  What if your bike could take off? 

And it is to there that Polinski has returned, to soundtrack the impossible possibilities of the sci-fi mentality. Says Wolinski, "this is basically an album I daydreamed of writing back when I was 15 and just learning how to program MIDI...lots of beats and distortion and piano and big melodies, with a dance-y toughness."

Feeding himself a steady diet of 70s and 80s sci-fi movies and endless second hand paperbacks from the golden era of sci-fi publishing, and free of the myopic shortcomings of writing music in a room with 3 other people, this is music that is unconstrained in its search for warp speed, the 1.21 gigawatts that launches the listener back to the future. 

Throughout, John Carpenter-esque synths collide with robot voices, Philip Glass style piano motifs pair up with punching rhythms, gliding melodies soar with the retro-futuristic furor of Bowie-Eno collaborations... Even in the thickest analogue bubblebath, the digital heart beats on. 

Labyrinths is available on CD, 180-gram black or white vinyl and download on November 8th, 2011 via Monotreme Records. 

Artist: Polinski
Album: Labyrinths
Label: Monotreme Records
Release Date: November 8th, 2011

01. 1985-Quest
02. Stitches (VIDEO) (MP3)
03. Tangents (MP3)
04. Still Looking
05. Like Fireflies
06. Kressyda
07. Awaltzoflight

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