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REVIEWS:
"A long piece, "eleven:eleven", on Slugg Records, from Bipolar Explorer. I’ve played them before. Their stuff is really beautiful and I have to say this might be definitely maybe one of the more beautiful things I’ve heard from them – which is saying something. Really gorgeous piece.”
-Jeffrey Davison-Shrunken Planet, WFMU

"Magical & majestic, unforgettable & essential."
-Indiemusic (France)

"Mesmerizing. A tiny gem that beguiles."
-The Sound Projector (UK)

"Beautiful great drifty pop, full of sadness & wonder."
-Irene Trudel, WFMU

"The most stirring & significant musical accomplishment we've come across in some time"
-Ground Control (Toronto)

"Celestial & spell-bounding compositions astounding us with beauty. Brilliant, luminous & cathartic. Puts shoegaze back into a state of grace." -Les Oreilles Curieuses (France)

"Ethereal music that sends the listener up towards the heavens to sit aloft on the clouds above. Truly ascendant."
-Carol Crow, WFMU

ABOUT THIS TRACK:
“eleven:eleven" is the new single by NYC-based post-rock trio Bipolar Explorer.

Composed by Michael Serafin-Wells and recorded by the band for the UK's "Dark Outside" experimental radio program. A special broadcast event held over 28+ continuous hours beginning noon GMT April 4, 2020. All works never before heard or released, the special broadcast was this year heard online but without archive or track list. This piece had its exclusive broadcast premiere at approximately 22:38GMT.

A limited wider digital release of the track (Bandcamp and Slugg Records only) begins April 10 2020.

ABOUT THE BAND:
Bipolar Explorer are an NYC-based dreampop, post-rock trio featuring Summer Serafin (vocals, spoken word), Michael Serafin-Wells (guitars, vocals, bass, organ, synth, melodica, tape loops, percussion, spoken word) and Sylvia Solanas (spoken word - English/French).

Currently at work on their 9th album, DEUX ANGES, (expected release Autumn 2020, on Slugg Records), the signature interweaving of spoken word into the band’s work is described by the UK’s Norman Records as “a cross between Slowdive and Laurie Anderson - a late night radio transmission drifting to us, half asleep in bed”.

Forging an unique sound well serves the new songs Serafin-Wells began writing after the tragic loss of his partner, BPX co-founder, Summer Serafin, who passed away in 2011, just 31.

As Michael told Indiemusic’s Raphael Duprez in a feature about the band (February 2017): “All of this is entirely for her. I often say that our music, each album, is of, for and about her. Summer remains an integral part of the band - not only as its inspiration but, because I have an archive of her isolated tracks, her vocals grace each new album as I write songs and fly in her voice. Summer isn’t the main reason BPX goes on, she’s the only reason. She is the reason. And I think I can trust that I’m doing things for the right reason if I always know the reason for it is her. Not out of any ambition other than to honor and conjure her. She’s my conscience."

lyrics

Within this time
Within this time within
And all nothing knowing all
All, within this time
Within this time within
Moment to moment
To memory
Now
Within this time
Within this time within
This time within:
Inside of dream’s reveal
Like a siren choir
Of cherubim
Their call distant, ethereal, indecipherable
And altogether known, somehow
Within this time
Within this time within
And always was always
Within this time
Within this time within

credits

released April 10, 2020
Summer Serafin - vocals, spoken word.
Michael Serafin-Wells - guitars, bass, synth, organ, tape loops, vocals.
Sylvia Solanas - spoken word.

Composed by Michael Serafin-Wells, c/p 2020 Thirteen November Music (ASCAP). Poem "This Time Within" by Michael Serafin-Wells, c.2020.

Recorded and mixed live, noisily and in a hurry at The Shrine, NYC.
Produced by Bipolar Explorer.
Mastered by Scott Craggs, Old Colony - Boston.
Cover photo by Sylvia Solanas.

c/p 2020 Bipolar Explorer, Slugg Records and Thirteen November Music (ASCAP).

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"Magical & majestic. Unforgettable & essential" -Indiemusic (France).

"Great, beautiful, drifty-pop filled with sadness & wonder" -WFMU.

"Epic & affecting"-Surface Noise.

"The most significantly stirring & addictive musical accomplishment we've come across in some time. Altogether haunting" -Ground Control.

NYC-based dreampop trio of Summer Serafin, Michael Serafin-Wells & Sylvia Solanas.
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