Helen Ganya - Polish The Machine | RECORD STORE DAY
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Polish The Machine
Artist: Helen Ganya
Format: CD

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Label: BELLA UNION
Rel. Date: 11/18/2022
UPC: 5400863075200

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DISC: 1

1. I will hold that hand for you
2. young girls never die
3. wedding in the night time
4. delicate graffiti
5. afterparty
6. the crowd
7. deep sea
8. devotion
9. polish the machine
10. blue fruit
11. birdsong

More Info:

Previously performing under the moniker Dog in the Snow, Ganya's 2017 album Consume Me (Battle Worldwide) introduced a meticulous and elegant voice, while 2019 album Vanishing Lands (Bella Union) - inspired by the striking imagery in a period of vivid dreams - utilised swirling dream-pop and haunting post-punk to present an eerie, unflinching look at the often nightmarish reality of the present world. Polish the machine leans further into Ganya's interiority, but refuses to succumb to despondency, instead pursuing a platform for community and tentative optimism. Here, the constraints of societal roles are loosened to encourage a different route: a wandering, ever-evolving path. "I've always slightly feared the ordinary," Ganya explains. "It never really represented how I feel and how many people feel." This open-minded approach offers much of the foundation for Polish the machine. By loosening the grip of perfection, Helen Ganya makes room for the unexpected, where our different selves can be explored. Here, she surrenders to all there is to feel, crafting a window into a world where the universal existential pull is acknowledged but not permitted to overwhelm. Polish the machine creates connection by offering an evocative, electronically-charged deliverance, where we can aim to liberate ourselves from the fear, anger and anxiety that so often isolates us through a kind of cathartic communion.