Polarized (2015)


Record Details

Post-Punk, nouveau retro

Mick Ness: “I am fascinated by the polar ice stories . These stories are very important in my life. The mysticism that’s to it: to be the first person that sets foot on barren soil. You’ve got to be obsessed to do that. When you read the stories about the polar explorers they all have something special. They really lived for that harsh and inhospitable world. There is something strange about that. To get under their skin, with lyrics and music, it’s like being one of them. In that insane world. The music we make forces me to find the right words, fitting the melody. Fitting the sound and the coloring of a song. It’s the sound of the polar ice, the wind, the dogs and the pony’s. Very imaginative. Very icy. That music is white as snow. And at a certain point the words fit. Then it is just right. Then I am those stories. That’s beautiful. Like Polarized is now: a monument for the ice men.”