Strong hi-tech atmospheric techno with warped and heady energy personify the music of the underground rebels. Heed the call of the Far East end: Seoul-based Ameniia records has been pushing South Korean artists onto the world stage since 2013 and one of their firm rising stars who has been building a steady momentum is back on the imprint – Polarfront.
This is not your Hongdae and Gangnam. Strong hi-tech atmospheric techno with warped and heady energy personify the music of the underground rebels. ‘Asymmetry Vortex’ starts the voyage on solid footing – a seductive whirlpool of rhythmic white noise and mesmerising bells draws you in.
The magnificent ‘Generator’ next is relentless in its build to an almost unbearable pressure, a slow but sure masterful tightening of society’s screw leading to a populace’s disoriented mental state.
Title track, ‘Voyage’, also available as a beatless ambient version, charts a literal musical journey of our protagonist hero – a vague formless backdrop begins, leading to a track slowing coming into arrangement. First a beat, then a snare and a chorus coming into crescendo. The way forward is euphoric, it is shining. Just follow the beat.
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