jason (FMA Admin)
jason on 06/09/2012 at 02:00PM
Last we heard from Poland—not the country, but the musical project of Melbourne Australia's Holly McNaught—she was tinkering with submerged electronics and organic bricolage inspired by Jack London's 1904 psychological adventure novel The Sea-Wolf (link).
Now, Poland re-surfaces with a new song, "Way Gone." Surfing an ethereal wave to shore, the slow-jam shakes off the sea water to kick some sand towards High Places and muck up James Ferraro's iPad. The sounds are playful, but Poland's electronic music feels grounded, inspired by nature and the human voice in a way that recalls Lucky Dragons or Caribou. The song closes abruptly with a looped vocal: "ThinkThinkThinkThink..."
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* Lakes is the solo project of Sean Bailey, proprieter of the Inverted Crux private press label and a member of Paeces, Wasted Truth, and the now defunct Australian Vivian Girls.