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2012-10-25 09:46:55 UTC

[ Pollux0.NET ] Pollux’s real name is Arnaud Barbe. He’s a 23 year old boy from Grenoble, France. He started making electronic music in the end of 2007 during a depressed period within his life with a track titled “Frustration”, which is a mix of minimalist ambient indus sound & porn samples. His first Ep was released on the Dustin Must Die Netlabel simply titled “Sirona”. This album was composed with some elements from hardcore techno and ambient tracks. As a reflection of his personality at the time, Pollux's electronic music was divided into both parts of his personality.

It was in the end of 2008, when he discovered the label Proc-Records and release an Ep on it called “Version", that he came to the conclusion that his heart was dedicated to ambient / electronica music and the endless possibilities of expression it was able to provide . It became clear that this style of sound was what he really wanted to explore and felt it fully expressed the real part of what he was.

It was also around this time that he discovered the lobit movement. His first exposure to the style was with the album “Soma/Psyche” which was released on Microbit-Records. Perpetuating his admiration and dedication to the lobit scene was the discovery of the 8ravens netlabel. It was then that he started to experiment with 8kbps sound, and debuted on a split with Graffiti Mechanism & Kai Nobuko. From then on, he became an active member of the Low Bitrate Community and showed his interest in the movement by continuing to release low bitrate music, while also paying close attention to others who were active as well.

2010 saw the debut of his first physical release, simply titled "Scan (Slow Version)". In essence, it's a mini cd-r which was released on the wonderful Kwark Records label, and was composed with a single dark ambient drone noise track. In tandem, Arnaud also has physical stuff. Here are some very symbolic physical releases for Pollux: A lobit,ambient floppy-disk album, "Riot From The Sky". This floppy can be found on Diskette Etikette Rekords. A compilation of various beat tracks called "Blue Riot" in Kitty On Fire Records. The "Offeir Their Souls" split release with his friend Master Toad released on Trashfuck Records, a label who influenced him heavily in his noise production ventures. You can also listen a physical release in the styles of ambient, and brain dance-electronica titled "Crucial Hopes From Dead Birds", released in Dark Meadow Recordings. Essentially, this is simply a compilation of three separate Ep's, which together formed a comprehensive and concise Lp. To date, Pollux claims this album in particular to be one of his best releases at the time. More physical releases have been planned & released, this list is just some symbolic gaps in Pollux musical life.

In Janunary of 2009 he curated a netlabel known as Creative Obsession, although it became defunct after almost 50 releases. In March 2011, under the influence of Proc-Records and filled with experience and an adequate knowledge of the netlabel scene, he finally chose to start an entirely new netlabel, an unbiased place dedicated to all styles of electronic sound, regardless of the bitrate. This new netlabel, known internationally as Sirona-Records, quickly became an important netlabel in the underground scene through it's strong emphases on endless experimentation and the strong community-feel which it conveys.

In addition to his new netlabel, Arnaud joined forces with the brilliant mind of Kai Nobuko to help break ground on the world's first lobit webradio podcast called Tibol. Created to help share the love of low bitrate sound, it quickly gained traction from others in the lobit movement who were equally as motivated about being a Dj for Tibol. Already quite popular by many in the underground, the podcast seems to have a beautiful and positive future. For those of you who want to get a better idea of what Pollux's music sounds like, feel free to browse his vast catalog of self-crafted music, however, it should be known that he currently has more than 150 releases and is featured on roughly 50 compilations! But number is just a number, and remember: “Sincerity is the key”.

[written by Dishdawash Arnett in 2012]

Pollux releases dozens of albums, getting perhaps into the three digits! Like Pogohm, the genre is diversified, but it all has the same amount of heart and feeling. An avid lobiter, he has an even larger collection of brilliantly mastered works of ambiance, braindance, IDM, drone, noise, and drum n’ bass. Artistically his motifs are varied as well but often share motifs of extremes in temperature, the cosmos (Pollux is a Gemini star after all, chilling with Castor), and retrospections on dreadful emotions turned beautiful by his musical skills.

His earliest releases were on Proc and 4m@, and since then he has released on countless netlabels and has brought many artists into light with his highly prosperous and God-like label Sirona Records, which has influenced my work and Effluvia Recordings a great deal.

His music and his label has brought him to a place that many people work years to achieve, and he uses his popularity well, for his music acts as a gateway drug of sorts, converting those experimental skeptics by making honest and often out there music that is still accessible! And his greatest gift to us, in my opinion, is the simple fact that he will make you dance no matter how your life is going! It is true! I know I’m preaching to the choir so say it with me! Pollux is the bomb!

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WHOLE 1 = Collection of all the tracks released in the netlabel scene, recorded between the 22 december 2007 and the 07 september 2011. Ambient, Drone, Noise, Electronica, Braindance, Low Bitrate, Experimental, Soundscape, ...313 tracks - 22 hours 20 minutes / 20 videos - 1 hour 12 minutes. [ FILE SIZE 1.7GB ].

WHOLE 2 = Collection of all the tracks released in the netlabel scene, recorded between the 8 september 2011 and the 22 october 2012 Ambient, Drone, Noise, Electronica, Braindance, Low Bitrate, Experimental, Soundscape, ... 239 tracks - 25 hours 17 minutes / 17 videos - 1 hour 35 minutes [ FILE SIZE 2.8GB ].

Those are two MASSIVE file, lucky are those to a good speed connection. We've all seen, heard Pollux and his works are exceptionally good. So if you can manage to get those two files, be my guest, we talking a complete set here mp3, videos and hour(s) of them. Check it out guys.

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Artist - Pollux Album - [ Whole 22 DEC 2007 - 07 SEPT 2011 ] & [ Whole 8 SEPT 2011 - 22 OCT 2012 ] Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambient, Drone, Minimal, Dark-ambient, Experimental [ THIS IS MASSIVE AND AWESOME ] Tracklist WHOLE 08 SEPT 2011 - 22 OCT 2012 = 239 tracks - 25 hours 17 minutes / 17 videos - 1 hour 35 minutes WHOLE 22 DEC 2007 - 07 SEPT 2011 = 313 tracks - 22 hours 20 minutes / 20 videos - 1 hour 12 minutes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pollux - 22 DEC 2007 - 07 SEPT 2011 Pollux - 08 SEPT 2011 - 22 OCT 2012 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Pollux Album - Sun Ash [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambient, Drone, Minimal, Dark-ambient, Experimental [ AWESOME ] Tracklist 1. Sun Ash 03:39 2. Temporary Orphan 03:00 3. Astral Suture 02:42 4. Broken Cult 07:09 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pollux - Sun Ash -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Sleeping Me | Pillow Diver | Cylon | Nadja | Various Artist -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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