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is the first new recording from Kelley Polar since his hugely successful debut album released in 2005,
Love Songs of The Hanging Gardens
. This EP continues his unique take on pop music and includes an extended and radical B-side rework (exclusive to this EP) for DJs and dancefloors. This EP precedes a brand-new album from Mr. Polar. The seeds of 'Chrysanthemum' are described by Mr. Polar himself as a confluence of the apocalyptic fear that permeated all Cold War childhoods, comic-book illustrations of blood and violence abstracted into flora and a B-grade science fiction novel's portraying two teens in the final throes of lovemaking as the world is destroyed in nuclear apocalypse. Yet despite this decidedly dark and unique approach, the song is nevertheless pure pop: catchy and indelible once heard. 'Rosenband' is lighter in subject matter yet just as deep musically, filled with synthetic layers and rhythms that reveal themselves slowly on subsequent listens. Despite the immediacy of the melodies, there is a detail that permeates all of Kelley Polar's work and rewards the attentive listener. A completely reworked instrumental version of 'Rosenband' is stretched across the B-side and is -- dare we say it -- a dancefloor killer, with a long, mix-friendly intro building to an incredible crescendo. The track is arranged and mixed by Morgan Geist and was done so with DJs in mind!"
"We knew 'Entropy Reigns' needed an incredible remix, so it was a simple decision to enlist Ewan Pearson and Al Usher (who also operate under the name Partial Arts) to work their magic. Pearson is a dance music veteran, and remixes for the likes of Depeche Mode, Chemical Brothers, Seelenluft, Franz Ferdinand and Freeform 5 have made him one of the genre's most respected producers. He has programmed for Goldfrapp and Gwen Stefani and his production credits include albums for Tracey Thorn and The Rapture, as well as Ladytron, Chikinki and Jeb Loy Nichols, amongst others. Partial Arts is a highly-respected name in dance music with several fantastic EPs on Kompakt, Out of the Loop and Battle, as well as remixes for labels including Rekids and Ministry of Sound. Not only did these two have a keen understanding of pop music, sweaty dancefloors and strings, but they were big fans of Kelley Polar -- so they turned in two remixes instead of one! For the more house- and tech-driven floors, check the four-on-the-floor beauty of the 'Pearson and Usher's Closed System Dub' (spread deep and loud across the A-side). For more electro- and pop-fuelled DJ sets, 'Pearson and Usher's Second Law Dynamix' does the trick, complete with an insane acid breakdown. For the vinyl purists, we even threw the original album version on wax for you as well!"
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