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Watch: Polinski’s “Stitches” from his solo debut Labyrinths

65Daysofstatic’s Paul Wolinski released his solo debut Labyrinths under the name Polinski. You can listen to the entire album all week courtesy of Spinnerlisten HERE.

Watch the video for the lead single “Stitches thanks to Consequence of Sound below:

Labyrinths mixes sci-fi soundtrack moods with Daft Punk styled beat-laced anthems. It is released worldwide via Monotreme Records. Check out MP3s for “Stitches” (MP3) and Tangents” (MP3from the album.

Here is some information from the official press release:

After ten years (give or take) on the road and on the record with 65daysofstatic, Paul Wolinski finally steps out from behind that particular outfit’s notorious smokescreen and emerges as Polinski, a man with a laptop, some synths and a plan, in the meta-physical sense of the word.

In our childhood bedrooms and minds, the possibilities were always endless, there were worlds within worlds, and galaxies upon galaxies. If the suburbs outside seemed limited by how far we could get on our bikes, then in the real and unreal realities of space travel and science fiction we were satiated, if only momentarily.  What if your bike could take off?

And it is to there that Polinski has returned, to soundtrack the impossible possibilities of the sci-fi mentality. Says Wolinski, “this is basically an album I daydreamed of writing back when I was 15 and just learning how to program MIDI…lots of beats and distortion and piano and big melodies, with a dance-y toughness.”

Feeding himself a steady diet of 70s and 80s sci-fi movies and endless second hand paperbacks from the golden era of sci-fi publishing, and free of the myopic shortcomings of writing music in a room with 3 other people, this is music that is unconstrained in its search for warp speed, the 1.21 gigawatts that launches the listener back to the future.

Throughout, John Carpenter-esque synths collide with robot voices, Philip Glass style piano motifs pair up with punching rhythms, gliding melodies soar with the retro-futuristic furor of Bowie-Eno collaborations… Even in the thickest analogue bubblebath, the digital heart beats on.

Labyrinths is available on CD, 180-gram black or white vinyl and download on November 8th, 2011 via Monotreme Records.

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