At Home With LWE: 21st December - Poly Chain Takeover

Mon 21st Dec

Taking over today’s At Home With is Ukrainian DJ, composer and graphic designer, Poly Chain.

Having started her musical journey at the age of 4, Poly Chain is the latest project of Kiev based virtuoso, Sasha Zakrevska. Bridging the gap between electro, experimentalism and a classical upbringing, she holds notable releases for the likes of Ran$om Note, Transatlantyk, Into The Light, Dom Trojga and Standard Deviation.

Sasha’s selection of recent and all time favourites include Sharkeisha, Monster, Lutto Lento, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Guy Debord, ASTMA, Małgorzata Szumowska and more.

A Recent Standout Mix:

Sharkeisha - Biorhythm Radio Mix

Sharkeisha sent me this mix I guess in the mid summer, but it's only out now. I’ve listened to it 10 times already since then.

20ft Radio · Biorhythm Radio: Lifecycle of Nature w/ Sharkeisha @ 20ft Radio - 22/06/2020

An All Time Favourite:

Monster - naivetape Mix

Don't mind being scared by this monster (c) Mental

naive · naivetape #12 - Monster

A Recent Standout Release:

Lutto Lento - Excerpt (for choir and solo voice)

Originally composed for sound installation presented at FOOL’S PROPHECY exhibition, Warsaw, Icon Museum 2018.

An All Time Favourite:

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus

That was hard. Even to choose one album from ELP. I was introduced to them in my mid teens and I come back to this music every year in a different context. Fat compositions and a sentimental childhood mood.

A Good Read:

‘The Society of the Spectacle’ by Guy Debord

I started reading it recently and I have to talk with someone about this book.

A Good Watch:

Acid Rain

I met Tomasz Popakul (aka ASTMA) a few years ago in Warsaw. I just found his music, and texted to him on soundcloud something like " Hi Tomek, cool tunes, let's go for a beer!" We had a long and interesting conversation on music, production and animation. I've been running after Tomek to become his assistant for two years and then in the end he gave me a chance on this project, Acid Rain, as an animator. This is really the best thing I did as a designer and animator during 8 years in Poland.

Acid Rain from RADIATOR IP Sales on Vimeo.

Nightwalk by Małgorzata Szumowska

MIUMIU Fashion Tales "Nightwalk" by Małgorzata Szumowska with my favourite curator Filip Rutkowski (Galeria Foksal) in the main role.