专辑名称：Love Songs of the Hanging Gardens
Kelley Polar presents his debut masterpiece, Love Songs of The Hanging Gardens on Environ Records. Polar has carefully crafted ten modern, beautiful and personal songs from and for the heart and mind – a perfect amalgam of elegant pop songwriting, studio trickery and real, honest performance.
Adding further depth to the aural experience, Morgan Geist (Metro Area) has produced and mixed the album with Polar.A world-renowned classical violist, Polar defied the “player piano” conformism typical of his classmates at Julliard Music School early on. A musical free-thinker along the lines of Arthur Russell, Polar was always creatively restless, first leading a 40-piece, live disco orchestra in Ohio and later scoring film in NYC. Polar’s interest in music of the 18th and 19th centuries increasingly transformed into a desire to formulate and codify the "disco orchestral" string playing technique of the 70's and 80's, and access to Geist’s carefully collected record archive filled his brain with a strange survey of domestic and imported disco, boogie, and electronic music.
Before long, he became the power behind the Kelley Polar Quartet, providing signature live string arrangements for the innovative Metro Area project and releasing several sizzling-hot 12” records on Environ. KPQ would be heard on some of Metro Area's biggest tracks - "Miura," "Caught Up” and "Dance Reaction", to name a but a few – and even made the occasional surprise appearances at the group’s live performances.
Polar’s crafted solo efforts had some elements of Metro Area's style; however, his bizarre mix of classical theory coupled with ignorance of current dance music trends gave these early demos a uniqueness that captured Geist's ear, and it wasn’t long until the inaugural solo Kelley Polar Quartet 12” (Audition EP) was the buzz of taste-making DJs the world over.
Polar has a penchant for the highest ideals of innovative pop from all eras, and the culmination of this passion can be heard on Love Songs of the Hanging Gardens, with influences ranging from Brahms to The Beach Boys, space disco to early Stevie Wonder, with flutters of Gil Scott-Heron and Kraftwerk, Bedouin singing and Ultravox…Welcome to the world of Kelley Polar!Recommended for fans of Metro Area, disco , electro, weird vocal pop.
01. Cosmological Constancy
02. Here In The Night
04. My Beauty In The Moon
05. Vocalise (From Here To Polarity)
06. Ashamed Of Myself
07. The Rooms In My House Have Many Parties
08. Matter Into Energy
09. Black Hole
10. In Tim