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ARTIST
TITLE
Polar Skies
FORMAT
12"

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FAUXPAS 024LP FAUXPAS 024LP
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RELEASE DATE
3/9/2018

Boris Bunnik is no stranger in the world of electronic music. He released several albums and EPs under a variety of monikers, most notable Conforce, since 2007 on labels like Delsin, Shipwrec, Frustrated Funk, and his own Transcendent imprint. Fauxpas Musik welcomes him for a new project called Severnaya. Originally hailing from the Island of Terschelling, the most northern and remote part of the Netherlands, Polar Skies is a piece of music dedicated to this special place. Severnaya means north in Russian and refers to the bright frozen landscapes of the northern archipels. Boris often plays with the influences and elements of ambient in his music. Coming from the man himself, Polar Skies is his most personal sound trajectory to come from his mind. Drum programming is scarce and what remains is a lush and profound listening experience floating on soundscapes and melodies. His roots and intentions are represented in the airy, tranquil sound design of Polar Skies. Things sound spacious, and life is at ease in these melancholic compositions. Crispy crackling percussions and icy pads place you in the midst of a resonant arctic landscape. You can hear influences drawn from producers like Biosphere, Pub, Brian Eno, but you'll also hear more contemporary influences from modern day film composition, but most of all, you'll hear Boris's own signature. The tracks were composed over a couple of years, from 2015-2017, in a more contemplative mindset. At some point this selection formed a consistent piece of music and, as a result, you hear his most personal and fragile works to date. Written and produced by Boris Bunnik, at the PasadenaOceanlab Studios. 180 gram vinyl; hot foil stamping on the cover.