Home Diaires 014: Polaroid Notes - Moonlight Sessions
Home Diaries is a series of UK label Whitelabrecs. It's an invitation to artists and musicians to create an album or EP to document their personal experience during the lockdown or social distancing conditions that are upon us, due to the coronavirus outbreak. The series reflects a range of sounds, styles and ideas, as each artist portrays their own reflections uniquely. The releases feature a recurring polaroid image of a small lonely house, with a coloured filter chosen by the artist for each respective release. Each artist was interviewed and this is included as a bonus PDF with the download.
About the release:
The “Moonlight Sessions” were recorded end of March/beginning of April 2020 in three night sessions during lockdown. Just the moon above and a couple of tracks based on the warm sounds of a Rhodes piano and a few electronic overdubs.
The sessions feature five new tracks – “Into The Black”, “Return Back Home”, “Night Birds”, “Hope” and “Don’t Be Afraid Of Darkness” – and six re-recorded ones from older Polaroid Notes releases, where I had the feeling I can add something new to them in this currently strange situation, maybe a certain mood of focused loneliness, despair, melancholy and – yes – hope, too. You can judge for yourself.
“Low Tides” is a slow motion burner from the “Angel Band EP” (Jan 2019). Another different version can be found on the album “Low Tides” (Nov 2018). “Close To Heaven” is from “Angel Band EP”, too.
“Shining Star” is an all-time favourite of Polaroid Notes, the first attempt to write a song where you can feel every single note. This track and “M” were both released in different versions on “The Rhodes Session” mini album (March 2016).
“The Good Earth” and “Night Moves” were originally part of the “Dim Lights EP” (Oct 2016). All releases are on German label Büro für Erdrotation.
Watch out: A limited edition CDr of this release will be available next week here on PN's Bandcamp side.
released May 22, 2020
Written and produced by Polaroid Notes
Mastering by James Edward Armstrong
Artwork by Harry Towell
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A microcosmic triumph for Ruhe, and perhaps his most poignant work to date! Decaying pianos and tape create a soil so rich, composed of dying leaves and half forgotten memories, frozen over, in waiting for the eventual warm glow of next season's sun. Lost Tribe Sound