Titled 'Memorabilia', Catalan producer Sau Poler offers 5 new tracks with his typical crossover house / electronica / disco sound. The best moments on ‘Memorabilia’ come when Poler leans towards his iconic mix of classic instrumentation by his Fender Rhodes and arpeggiator synth lines of his Arp Odyssey.
"’Memorabilia’ is like a link between past and present", Poler explains. "The result of this project is a transition that remains back and forth during the creation of it. Unintentionally, I've been influenced for what I've done with my old project Pablie and for the nowadays-electronic incursions that Sau Poler is taking me on. I've start to experiment more and more with electronic sounds, and feeling really excited about that. It's the reason I've decide to invest on new equipment, aiming to work on longer song structures that can lay on different spots during the track length. ‘Jaffe House’, ‘Esperits’ or ‘Gone’ are a good example of that."
Sau Poler is one of the artists of the Golden Age of Spanish producers, flying the flag for the country together with acts such as Pional, John Talabot and Marc Pinol. The Badalona-born musician toured Amsterdam, New York, Barcelona, Montreal, Paris, Berlin and Calgary in 2015. Boiler Room invited him to play at the Generator show in Barcelona, he remixed Touch Sensitive for the Australian label Future Classic and also Sonar Copenhagen & Transmusicales invited him to play his live set.
I'm amazed at this artist's ability to distill ingredients which sound essentially to my ears like 80's goth pop (minus vocals) into the most uplifting -- nigh religious experience inducing -- music ever. I discovered Tycho a few years ago via YouTube; the recording was a dawn DJ set at Burning Man. Now, Burning Man and dawn are both things I prefer to avoid, but I'll bet that was a pretty awesome experience nonetheless, and I'll admit to wishing I'd been there. Madeline v. F.
The collage of sounds on this record fit so well together: traditional instruments, electronic dance, experimental soundscapes, IDM... The individual tracks are great, but this project truly excels when taken as a complete work. If you're at all interested in what's going on in the forefront experimental electronic music, this is where you should start Ryan Krantz