POLAR PRAXIS - MUSIC FOR FIREWORKS (LP)


"In 1978, Philippe Genion bought a guitar for 1000 belgian francs (25 euro). He connected it to his hifi amp, quickly learned how to play "smoke on the water" and a few punk songs with two fingers and within two weeks, pushing the amp more and more to the limit, blew his 200W speakers out. Later, around 1980, he bought an old ARP synthesizer from walloon band "Jo Lemaire plus Flouze" and started playing with these instruments and a few old flanger and distortion pedals, and started recording songs on a reel-tape recorder belonging to the RTBF! Philippe Genion started creating bands with all the friends that he was meeting in the train from Charleroi to Brussels, on the way to the rock concerts he went to several times per week. This way, many bands were created, among which Los Casios, The Presocratic Umbrellas, JTB, Confite Sonar and ŕ;GRUMH... which became a major EBM band of the 80's and now has a practically cult status. In the meantime, parallel to being involved in bands with other people, Genion, who had become S3 EVETS, created three solo projects : A FINGER SOCIETY, for pop electronic songs, THE PENULTIMATE INFINITY, for arty projects, not only music but also painting, poems, writing and performances and POLAR PRAXIS for more serious and also industrial music. The only project that became prolific was Polar Praxis. A first tape called "GORY OSCILLATION" came out on Titicaca, a long improvisation made on the basis of three cassette tapes, mixed together with live studio interventions. After that, S3 started to compose songs in various styles, industrial, electro, experimental, minimalistic, and also repetitive music. The first tape called "WERK EEN" was released on TTKK, later followed by "WERK TWEE" en "WERK DRIE" both with collector multiple covers. In 1985, Polar Praxis released "MUSIQUES POUR FEUX D'ARTIFICE" on Play it Again Sam's "Scarface" sub-label, a two side/two songs LP containing rythmic dance-like electronic music, which pre-figured the DJ'S of the end of the 90's ! Later, on the new label created by S3 and Kenny Gates of PIAS, "CIRCLE RECORDS", Polar Praxis released a second, and last, mini-album "FIREWORKS", a collection of songs all titles "Music for Fireworks", repetitive music in the style and inspiration of Philip Glass and Steve Reich. Both were actually used as music for profesionnal fireworks in Belgium and Europe. Remastered from the original masters, 160gr. Firework Colour vinyl, Black & White Glossy cover. Limited to 500 copies." (label info)
in stock | BE| 2011| ONDERSTROOM | 18.90


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