Roots run deep on ’Candid’, the first LP by Munich-based producer Polygonia and drummer Simon Popp. The record is a perfect blend of their distinct voices, with Popp’s drumset and his signature percussion sounds buzzing around Polygonia's bold and blooming productions.
Comprised of live material recorded at Munich’s ZIRKA in late 2022 and over several studio sessions in-between touring duties, ‘Candid’ is a meadow of herbal Electronic, mystic at times, but joyful nonetheless.

Written, produced and mixed by Lindsey Wang and Simon Popp
Recorded by Andor Bencze, Lindsey Wang and Simon Popp
Mastered by Martin Ruch
Typeface EK Modena by Erkin Karamemet
Designed by Maximilian Schachtner
©℗ 2023 Squama

  • Mixmag Asia


    Set to drop on November 10 via Squama Recordings, Munich-based producer Polygonia teams up with Bavarian-born drummer Simon Popp for the new LP 'Candid', marking her first-ever collaborative release.
    The entire album was recorded during a concert at Munich’s ZIRKA that the two artists performed at for the label in December 2022. “It was a fully improvised session, we only met two times before to check our musical chemistry together while playing,” Polygonia told Mixmag Asia.
    Polygonia described the collaborative release’s sound as a fusion of both their artistic expressions, comprised of percussive, dubby, organic, and sparkling elements. And surely we can attest to that via 'Honsu', where Popp's dynamic drumset and distinctive percussion sounds intertwine with Polygonia's daring and blossoming productions, creating a captivating synergy that defines the album's sound.
    Opening with soft, ambient nature sounds with minimalistic, light drum rhythms that skitter on top, the track then takes a turn around the one-minute mark to a more electro-jazzy vibe with the entrance of Polygonia’s enchanting layered scat-like vocal play.
    “I love playing acoustic music too and am very inspired by highly skilled instrumentalists such as Popp, so it was a huge pleasure to go on this little journey together. It is the first collab release I ever put out. One thing which hasn’t changed throughout my whole musical path though is that I love mixing acoustic with electronic elements and that is also what we did with ‘Candid’.”

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  • Polygonia

    Polygonia is a versatile art and music project based in Munich, Germany. She creates mystic, deep and experimental soundscapes with elements of several instruments she plays in it. The artist shows a palette from bright moods with lots of atmosphere and harmony to the polyrhythmic abyss of techno or dark ambient. She is a core member of IO, an audiovisual Ambient- and Technolabel in Munich.

  • Popp

    Exploration and play are at the core of Simon Popp’s creative process. Classically trained in jazz drumming and polyrhythm, the Bavarian-born artist draws from a vast array of percussive instruments to build his expansive sound palette. Learning the drums and listening to a wide range of genres from a young age instilled in him a ravenous musical curiosity that resonates throughout his various projects: as a solo artist under his own name, his duo-projects 9ms and Enji&Popp or as the drummer for bands like Roosevelt and Fazer, the group he co-founded with conservatory peers Martin Brugger, Paul Brändle, Matthias Lindermayr, and fellow drummer Sebastian Wolfgruber in 2018.

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