Killer new-wave/disco hybrid from Jonathan Kusuma, who reaches out from his base in Indonesia to Parisian label I’m A Cliché. Four tracks feverishly whip up energy with incessant bass arpeggios and strobing disco fx, resulting in a wild ride that falls somewhere between the sounds of It’s A Fine Line and In Flagranti. Brilliantly original material from a producer that deserves a lot of attention from now on.
This is a deadly little release from the Horizons camp. 'Thunder' gives the track a natural feel, which makes the ubiquitous, organic and ponderous bassline so much more intense. The tight percussion is adorned by drips and drops of delicate rain, adding to the natural vibe.
"The man with the nicest moustache in the business delivers this ultra-emotional techno record. It’s perfect."
To many music fans, the word progressive is a dirty one. Seemingly sullied by the self-indulgent ideals of '70s concept rockers with too much time, money and LSD on their hands. In the case of Polar Bear however, the term couldn’t be much more fitting. With each release they somehow manage to find new depth, new variety, new inspiration and above all a renewed sense of innovation and fun. Sure, they may not be to everyone’s tastes but then, who cares? Surely that’s what being ‘progressive’ is all about!