Artist: Brendan Pollard
Album: Flux Echoes

Released: 13 October 2007
Label: Acoustic Wave Records

Flux Echoes
Flux Echoes (73'26") pulses within the aura of Ricochet, Rubycon and Phaedra. With these classics enshrined (along with an impressive inventory of '70s era instruments) in his musical core, Brendan Pollard realizes music that melds thirty year old hopes and dreams with the possibilities of the 21st century. The four tracks travel from regions of elemental expressive force and bursts of dazzling sequencer facility to moments of powerful stillness. This album is full of indulgent Mellotron pads, glittering synth modulations and throbbing modular rhythms - and may have listeners imagining their movement through space, or is it space that is moving through them? We are always at home in our past, yet Pollard's work encourages us to hear this music anew. It is exciting to witness a musician, starting out in an age of digital idea-junkies, make the medium large again.

- Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END   6 December 2007

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