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Soft Focus

by Poldoore

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Leader 01:59
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Sonder 03:34
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Light Leak 05:30
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Umami 05:38
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Promises 04:21
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Lucid Dreams 04:19
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Fading Love 04:23
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Velvia 03:07

about

Belgian producer/DJ Thomas Schillebeeckx, aka Poldoore, returns with his fifth studio album entitled Soft Focus, a thematic record that cements his place as a fixture of the electronic downtempo scene. Lush, melodic, melancholic and packed with both emotion and technical skill, this is undoubtedly Poldoore’s most ambitious attempt to date at translating the world around him into a record that evokes a broad spectrum of feelings.

As an artist who demonstrates an ever-increasing mastery of his craft through an obsessive attention to detail, Soft Focus manages to marry an intricately layered production style with warm sonics and a nod to numerous musical influences such as 90’s golden era hip-hop, obscure Northern Soul from the 60’s, mid-century jazz and early-70’s rhythm-and-blues. Poldoore’s fondness of sampling, vintage tape delays and love for analog synthesizers characterize much of the album, which was recorded over the course of a year primarily at his home studio full of analog curiosities in the picturesque town of Leuven, Belgium.

The resulting record is an intricate, scintillating journey of dusty, dreamy hip-hop-colored beat construction that can be best described as analog nostalgia: a sonic capsule that manages to bottle the past, the present and the future while drawing the listener into a constantly moving auditive journey. It’s the sound of the many sides of Poldoore fusing together: the passionate crate digger, the analog enthousiast and the considered composer.

credits

released January 21, 2022

All tracks written, produced and mixed by Poldoore.
Additional instrumentation by Wouter Van Belle & Reindert Spanhove.
Mastered by Wouter Van Belle & Poldoore at Powertone Studio.
Artwork by Ed Bidgood - www.edbidgood.com
Records pressed at Discomat in Herk-De-Stad, Belgium.

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Poldoore Leuven, Belgium

With over 65 million Spotify streams, Belgian producer and DJ Poldoore’s music has always appealed to a broad demographic around the world. Through the meticulous use of his home studio full of analog curiosities, Poldoore has over the years developed a unique sound that seamlessly bridges numerous musical styles and eras, and draws the listener into a constantly moving auditive soundscape. ... more

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