Pollux – Naked Lights (2016)

  • Electronic music 
  • Dark electro 
  • Illbient 
  • Neoclassical
  • Dark ambient 
  • Lo-fi 
  • Experimentalism
  • Crossover 
  • Avant-garde
  • Synthwave

Comment: I guess these 17 minutes are as interesting as the life of the Frenchman Arnaud Barbe being known as the prolific musician Pollux, and heading the popular experimental music imprint Sirona-Records. Indeed, these 1036 seconds are the truly intriguing which in turn can be compared with a cross-section of the records. It could be said he is here a little bit more self-indulgent in comparison to his other ones, or at least most of his issues, because it consists of disparate musical styles frequently. For instance, ominous ambient progressions are followed by free form synthesizer or MIDI-led emulation-based improvised snippets. Even some lo-fi and primitive music cuts are represented over there. Let’s add some electro-acoustic experiments with buried piano chords (or are they the prepared strings rather?) By their own point these are very interesting sounds but they create an additional value due to those mind-blowing transitions and then relations between the aforesaid styles. Last but not least - if the lights are naked then all is naked beneath and within it. Thereof the fun is guaranteed, life is beautiful and give it a proper place.