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The musical project of Kyiv-born composer, curator, DJ, designer and radio host, Sasha Zakrevska, deploys synthesizers as if layouting a large visual project. Poly Chain’s sound has crept forward since establishing a solo career and first performing after first moving to Poland in 2012, resulting in the psychedelic space nebulae of her debut full-length Music for Candy Shops (Transatlantyk, 2017). Since returning to Ukraine, Poly Chain has issued both her recent bliss-out collaboration with Bartosz Kruczyński, Pulses (Into The Light, 2019), and her second solo album, +/- (BAS, 2019). In turn, Currency – Poly Chain’s first appearance for Mondoj – represents another major step forward for the artist.
I Feel Like a Tourist in My Hometown deploys bassy bleeps in slowly unfurling rhythms, bouncing over distant organ drones until cosmic bliss is unmasked as dread; closing epic Knight of Pentacles extrapolates apocalyptic drama from a handful of repetitive motifs. Throughout Currency, Poly Chain’s love of repetition and the drone mutate into sheer patience and majestic musical architecture. Warm analogue electronics form concentric circles around... more