Friday, March 4, 2011

Scott Walker Series, #11: Scott Walker- Pola X (1999) MP3 & FLAC

Seemingly a continuation of the tortured pop-meets-classical minimalism of Scott Walker's Tilt, Pola X is actually a more varied introduction to Walker's late-career journey into avant-garde composition. While there are certainly glimpses of the difficult yet masterful dissonance of  Tilt, there are also several beautifully orchestrated passages that build on some of the themes of the previous album, but do so by taking them in a much more immediately accessible direction. Aside from a brief sample from Tilt's "The Cockfighter" buried in "The Time Is Out of Joint," Walker's iconic voice is silent on Pola X; however, this does not detract from the power of his dark soundscapes. Walker's later work is notoriously difficult to penetrate, and there may be no better place to start than his soundtrack compositions for Pola X.

Pola X (Soundtrack)
 1. The Time Is Out of Joint!  (1:09)
 2. Light  (3:20)
 3. Meadow  (2:09)
 4. The Darkest Forest  (5:42)
 5. Smog- Extra Blues  (6:03)
 6. Never Again  (1:25)
 7. Fairuz- Iza Kana Zanbi  (8:54)
 8. Nguyên Lê- Trang Mo Ben Suo  (1:15)
 9. M. Luobin Wang- Zai Na Yao Yuan De Di Fang  (0:56)
10. The Church of the Apostles  (5:56)
11. Bombupper  (1:39)
12. River of Blood  (1:22)
13. Sonic Youth- Blink  (5:21)
14. Running  (1:56)
15. Closing  (1:48)
16. Isabel  (6:51)


  1. Oh man, where did you find this in lossless? Thanks a million!

  2. Melvillain, it wasn't easy but nothing is impossible. Glad I could post this one in FLAC for everyone

  3. You fucking rule, man! If you post The Walker Brothers "Nite Flights" in FLAC I'll be over the (killing) moon!!!

  4. That's one of my requests too. "The Electrician" is a great segway into his later stuff. Also, excellent use of it in Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Bronson.'

  5. Ha, ha! I meant "segue". Damn "Hooked on Phonics!"

  6. Anon. "Nite Flights" will be the final Walker post and yes, it will be in FLAC!

  7. Melvillain, thanks for the recommendation. I search that film out

  8. Thanks for this... I adding your blog.
    Greetings from Canary Islands.

  9. emejota, thank you and welcome to the blog!


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