Polaroid Notes – Sea Shores

 

After the release of our third volume of the Earthtones compilation series, we are pleased to announce our next physical edition ‘Sea Shores’ by German artist Polaroid Notes.
Officially released on the 19th May in a limited run of 100 copies. The packaging is a retro vinyl-effect CD with circular matt-white sleeves and double-sided artwork inside, designed by 1 0 0 5 2 0

To hear a preview, click play on the Soundcloud player below or click to play/purchase via Bandcamp above.


Press release:

Polaroid Notes is an artist born and raised in Munich, Germany and currently residing in the countryside near the Alps. Followers of our sister label Audio Gourmet will recall the artist’s debut EP ‘The Long Bright Dark’ and now we are proud to present the first full length Polaroid Notes album.

‘Sea Shores’ tries to capture the grandeur of the sea, its beauty and the deep unexplored secrets beyond. It reflects the transience of nature and its constant change. Whether it be towering mountains, expansive hot desert or the deep blue sea, the artist is influenced by the majestic width and overwhelming power of nature.
Sea Shores is cinematic in sound, as Polaroid Notes are spun from simple yet effected piano keys with wave upon wave of stark, arresting drones.

For this release, we have put together a limited edition package using retro vinyl-effect CDs with circular sleeves and stunningly minimal artwork by 0 1 0 0 5 2 0. There are just 100 copies available to the world and each copy is supplied with an immediate download which includes bonus black and white photographs for each track, taken by the artist between 1991 and 2015 at various lakes and sea-side locations including:
Bodensee, Chiemsee, Ammersee (all Bavaria/South Germany), Lake Geneva (Switzerland) Mediterranean Sea near Venice and Liguria (Italy) and Andalusia (Spain), Baltic Sea) and North Sea (North Germany), Atlantic Ocean (Bretagne/France)

released May 19, 2015
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Written and produced by Polaroid Notes
soundcloud.com/polaroid-notes
polaroidnotes.bandcamp.com
Artwork by 0 1 0 0 5 2 0
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