To many music fans, the word progressive is a dirty one. Seemingly sullied by the self-indulgent ideals of '70s concept rockers with too much time, money and LSD on their hands. In the case of Polar Bear however, the term couldn’t be much more fitting. With each release they somehow manage to find new depth, new variety, new inspiration and above all a renewed sense of innovation and fun. Sure, they may not be to everyone’s tastes but then, who cares? Surely that’s what being ‘progressive’ is all about!
"I don't know many who get minimalism better than Logos..."
Life’s weird, eh? Sometimes the partnership you’d have bet money on to deliver something properly exceptional shoots and just misses the mark. Hell, it’s not like there aren’t a bunch of things to love about Acre’s new 'Icons' EP — the awkward bass decay on ‘Reload’ or the bumbling percussion on ‘Icon’ certainly undermine aspects of my argument — but for some reason the music feels like it’s constantly testing you, teasing you to see just how far you’ll bend.
Slo-mo, old school house remix from Aeroplane who gets on a Steve "Silk" Hurley tip for his version, while Tepr is on a tropical electro vibe.