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polarity mixed by focal CD
01 polarity mixed by focal CD
02 polarity mixed by focal CD
03 polarity mixed by focal CD
04 polarity mixed by focal CD
05 polarity mixed by focal CD

Polarity Mixed By Focal

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Released in a three-part fold-out Digipak with a 16-page booklet. Mastered by Vincent Villuis & Vladislav Isaev at Ultimae Studios.
Original Artworks by Suzy Lelièvre & Raphaël Kuntz.
Artwork by Arnaud Galoppe.

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From the passionate lands of France, Arnaud Galoppe, known as Focal and Kinosura, has hand-mixed an emotional labyrinth of dark techno and melancholy ambience in Ultimae’s latest compilation.
Polarity is a double-sided conglomerate of electronic expressions from all over the world, spanning across atmospheric soundworlds of intimate drone and deep, industrial progressions.
This collection of heartwarming soundscapes and foot-stomping house beats is smoother than butter, a series of 26 top-notch tracks that paint an interesting, auditory adventure. Although the album has a minimalistic approach, it offers a surprisingly detailed production. Each track is layered with expert craftsmanship and hypnotic melodies laced against diverse, psychedelic noise echoing in the distance. Polarity is certainly an experience worth traversing, and we are proud to host it as an excellent addition to any electronica connoisseur’s sound-library.

The Polarity artwork was imagined by plasticians Suzy Lelièvre and Raphaël Kuntz.
From a sphere, they conceived a parametric deformation protocol for a decomposition in several stages. While Suzy imagines shapes and the potential modifications to impact, Raphaël works on the incarnation process to extract a mineral matter look, something geological, almost chemical. As they materialise, with slow lighting work, shapes undergo random offsets, revealing the tension between a near scientific protocol and its subjective interpretation. Beyond the infinite production of singular shapes, the goal of both artists, especially for this project, is to invent new processes that invite a reconsideration of our attitude to shapes. In the same way, from Ambient to Techno, through a game of modulation of pads, rhythms and frequencies, Polarity offers a variety of musical spectra flowing into one another, a melodic exploration of the twists and turns which link both universes.

Track List

Number TitleLength
A01 Inverted Spring6:07
A02 They Own The Night5:39
A03 Dance Of Death6:05
A04 Hyacinth5:10
A05 Hunting The Black Eagle6:54
A06 La Guerre De Tous Contre Tous6:00
A07 Stratospheric Layers6:06
A08 Pressure Elements8:29
A09 Distant Shadows13:02
A10 Spin7:25
A11 Malefactor6:07
A12 Entonación Chilena​ ​(Atacama Mix)6:22
A13 Cape May5:52
B01 Paradoxical Escape12:16
B02 Hyacinth (Remodel)6:22
B03 Tone6:39
B04 Aquilonia6:36
B05 Parabol6:44
B06 Entonación Chilena6:03
B07 Atmospheric Path7:25
B08 WTFM7:57
B09 Wanting8:00
B10 Reality In Numbers7:52
B11 Beyond Air11:00
B12 A Call To Worship7:23
B13 Otherness7:38