POLIÇA and s t a r g a z e
Bruise Blood (LP)
Bruise Blood: Reimagining Steve Reich’s Music for Pieces of Wood is the first of two releases to come from Poliça and s t a r g a z e. Taking Steve Reich, the minimalist pioneer’s “Music For Pieces of Wood” as a basis and corrupting its polyrhythms across a continuous twenty minutes of music, this pushes the boundaries of both artists in a truly engrossing and transportative collaboration.
The release is a one-sided 12” vinyl record, with a decorative etching on side B, packed in an “old-style” tip-on jacket and black dust sleeve designed by Jake Luck.
s t a r g a z e is an ever-evolving project, marrying modern composition with alternative attitudes and sounds. The first official s t a r g a z e release was a pioneering re-interpretation of the music of the alternative experimentalists Deerhoof “
Poliça have themselves blazed a trail across the modern musical landscape – across their three albums of dark, personally political pop they have distorted the conventions of production and form to create deeply affecting songs that claw into your consciousness.