04 Polar Pair - Star (ft. Anat Spigel) by Polar Pair NDV published on 2012/09/29 21:27:42 +0000 Polar Pair, aka Malkiel Grossman & Nadav Ravid, have been making music together for almost twenty years. It took the world about the same time to catch up with their vision. It's impossible to box Polar Pair's music into one neat definition; The gamut is simply too wide. The music oscillates from throbbing dance-floor tracks to R'n'B ballads, primal post-punk to cutting-edge bass music, hip-hop to disco, catchy pop to experimental beats. These influences can sometimes be easily spotted and sometimes they're blended together, as if that was their purpose all along. Malkiel and Nadav have been meeting religiously at their Polar Pair studios for years, banging heads and letting off pent up, notoriously muggy Tel-Aviv steam, churning out banger after banger. Some of these were released hot-off- the-press, straight to their tumblr, while the rest - the gems, the jewels, the Ferran Adriàs of bangers - culminated in this album. Born with the original working title "Every Song is Different", the album relishes in living up to this: it swings between entire genres, colours, gender-roles and moods, varying deliciously in tone and atmosphere; It nails pastiches to the past and takes bold stabs at defining the future, layering familiar, comforting voices with bright, unheard ones. These may all seem like symptoms of bi-polar disorder, but they are the unlikely ingredients that make up the new Polar Pair album.