- Title:How Is This Happening
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Minneapolis’ Poliça and Berlin-based orchestral collective s t a r g a z e have announced a new collaborative album called Music for the Long Emergency. Coming February 16th via Totally Gross National e, the seven-track effort is not simply Poliça songs with s t a r g a z e pasted on top, but rather a brand new endeavor that will include a tour and potentially future collaborations. The groups met in Berlin last year in the living room of s t a r g a z e conductor André de Ridder. Poliça frontwoman Channy Leaneagh penned the track the day after the 2016 presidential election, an act of therapy as she reeled from Trump’s victory. That was an example of the truly healing effects of making music with your friends, says Leaneagh.
Many of us will remember where we were on the day after the 2016 election as vividly as we recall 9/11. Minneapolis synthpop band Poliça sure do. They first collaborated with the European orchestral collective s t a r g a z e on Bruise Blood: Reimagining Steve Reich’s Music For Pieces Of Wood this past summer. Now, just in time for the dreaded anniversary of the Cheeto in Chief, the two groups are announcing a full-length album together called Music For The Long Emergency.
Album: How Is This Happening, Music For the Long Emergency. POLIÇA, POLIÇA and s t a r g a z e, s t a r g a z e - Third Part Bruise Blood: Reimagining Steve Reich’s Music for Pieces of Wood, 2017 07:11.
How do you write a soundtrack for the end of the world? Melancholy synthpop group POLIÇA collaborate with Berlin-based contemporary chamber orchestra s t a r g a z e to ponder just that question. Watch the live performance of 'How Is This Happening' from their new album Music for the Long Emergency. Listen: Barbican Recommends. Not sure what to listen to? Every month we update our Barbican Recommends this site playlist with what we've been listening to in the office. Expect everything from Actress and Arcade Fire to Kamasi Washington and Omar Souleyman. Podcast: Contemporary Music.
Lead single "How Is This Happening" was written the day after Donald Trump was elected US President. We were all just horribly sombre," recalls Poliça's Channy Leaneagh. That was an example of the truly healing effects of making music with your friends, and while it doesn’t necessarily make things better, it builds community.
Poliça teamed up with s t a r g a z e, a Berlin-based orchestral collective, to develop the new album, Music for the Long Emergency which was released on February 16, 2018 on Transgressive Records. The two groups first met on February 2016 in Berlin during the Liquid Music project hosted by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and first. worked together on Bruise Blood: Reimagining Steve Reich's 'Music for Pieces of Wood'. The two groups worked for 18 months on the new album . How Is This Happening". – – – – Music for the Long Emergency. Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.
One Year After The Election, Poliça's 'How Is This Happening' Is A Lush Lament Music For The Long Emergency comes from a year-and-a-half long collaboration between the electro-pop band and the classically-trained stargaze collective. Handpicked by NPR Music staff and public radio hosts. From left: Romain Bly, Alistair Sung, Marlies van Gangelen, Maaike van der Linde, André de Ridder, Thora Sveinsdóttir Chris Bierden, Ben Ivascu, Drew Christopherson, Channy Leaneagh. Never pictured: Ryan Olson.
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Composed By – Poliça, s t a r g a z e*Lyrics By – Channy Leaneagh
- Copyright (c) – Transgressive Records
- Licensed To – [pias]
- Published By – This Is Poliça
- Published By – 2 Packs Of Camel Wides
- Mixed By – Josh Berg
- Producer – Ryan Olson
Notes© 2017 Transgressive Records under exclusive license to [PIAS]
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