Have You? EP berisi lima buah lagu “Have You” dari album Fake/Faker, namun dalam lima versi yang berbeda-beda pula. EP yang berdurasi 18 menit ini proses penggarapannya pun cukup singkat, yakni hanya dua bulan saja, mulai dari pengumpulan materi hingga proses mixing dan mastering.
FAKE/FAKER, the death of original music
This records marked the band comeback to the music scene after 5 years of touring and battling in the studio for the new materials. FAKE/FAKER was released on May 2012 by FFWD Records, with a pre-release of “Space Travel Rock n’ Roll” single few months before.
The album contains songs that are very different from their previous releases, both in arrangements and song structure. In this records, Polyester Embassy tried an organic and back to basic in their ways to write and record. Collaborate with the Jedi Producer, Adhit Android, the band recorded the songs in an experimental atmosphere using lots of original and organic sounds and minimize the use of synthetic ones. With DJ Hendra (Rock n Roll Mafia) team up with the band in the missing board, the result is a mind blowing album with 9 songs that will change your world forever by knowing that this album was made in a third world country, Indonesia.
FAKE/FAKER spawn singles like “Space Travel Rock n’ Roll”, a psychedelic electro rock influenced song that made Queen’s song a bit sappy, with Syidik Kurnia lead melodies and Archil Soekarno hit the trumpet as loud as this heart can bear, make this song a gem in Polyester Embassy repertoire. Second single “Later On”, an electro rock progressive approach by the band combining hooks and melodies. “Have You”, an acoustic masterpiece and other single in the album, “Air”, “LSD (Like Sunny Day)”, “Good Love”, “Small Stakes”, “White Crime”, “Yes/No”, and the uplifting title track singe “Fake”. With this album, Polyester Embassy, dubbed and admitted that in this time of age, music comes to the point that originality is dead. What exist nowadays is an interpretation of our influences, but the band make a clear statement that influences in writing music is something that they have to stand to take full account and responsibilities of what they have created. The album contains collaborative work with Archil Soekarno playing Trumpet in “Space Travel Rock n Roll” and Evan Storn playing Theremin in “White Crime”.
Rolling Stones Indonesia listed FAKE/FAKER album in their album of the year 2011 and also the Jakarta Globe marked the album as their favorite album of 2011.
FFWD Records, 3hundreds and Djarum International make way for Polyester Embassy solo concert called “Silent Yellow Ensemble” on 1 November 2011. The concert highlighted as Polyester Embassy boldest and brightest concert, where the band gave their fans a night to remember and also literally light shows. In 2011, Polyester Embassy alongside with HP Asia Pacific made a cooperative relationship in promoting music and computer use in music in an event called HP Music Matters 2011 in Singapore. Polyester Embassy with other 40 bands from Asia Pacific turned Clarke Quay Singapore into a fanfare of diverse musical journey. Tour dates by the band in 2011 includes: Rock In Celebes 2011 with Burgerkill, Netral and Seringai, Java Rockin’ Land 2011, Jogja Youth Fest 2011, Kompas Go Green, MASSA Widyatama 2011, Beatsperimental with the Milo and Shaggfest with Katon Bagaskara, Gugun Blues Shelter, Bottlesmoker, Hightime Rebellion and ETC to close the wonderful year.
The artwork for FAKE/FAKER album is a collaborative work of the band with Vidi from MATERNAL DISASTER, and Sandi Usenk, the band’s official photographer. In their run for the album, the band still collaborate with 86Frames, Indra Boxy, Togar Iro Ni, Firman Ni, Meggy Mayz for the visual and video work, such as for the “Later On” video “Air” and “Have You”.