Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Pollicer - Songs For Those Who Yearn (2009) Review

Pollicer is an American dance music producer on Protagonist Records, SGX's online label, and Songs For Those Who Yearn is, as far as I can tell, his first album. I first discovered him through a free track on protagonistrecords.net two years ago.

This song was "Alive" and I was drawn to it because of the featured vocals of Jillian Aversa, (then) Jillian Goldin, who I'm a big fan of and definitely needs a whole weblog post full of praise to herself.  "Alive" is a synthpop masterpiece, chilled and downtempo but still full of synths and percussion, keeping the song on that edge between full-on and easy listening. The riffs are simple, but simple riffs are good, and keep the listener's ear hooked in when the vocals are absent.