No one can create an atmosphere to sink into quite like Stefan betke – this follow up to 2015’s ‘wald’ proves that he’s still in pole position when it comes to digital landscapes to get lost in.
As with every new Pole record, it’s part of a continued forward trajectory but it also connects to a pre-existing sonic framework. “Every Pole record connects to recordings that I've made before,” Betke says, “in order to stay in this kind of vertical development. The ideas from 1, 2, 3 up to now are connected. I keep the interesting elements, languages and vocabulary that I designed and add new elements. “The album was mostly inspired by the idea of memory loss. My mum had dementia and I saw her losing all the memory that she had accumulated over her 91 long years. When losing that memory it turned into what she was probably like in the beginning of her life when she was born – like an empty box."