CLARA ENGEL is an independent, multi-faceted artist and musician based in Toronto, Canada. She has independently recorded and released eight albums, and has collaborated with musicians and artists from the UK, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Turkey, and the US. Engel’s music has been played on Italian National Radio, as well as BBC Radio 2, making it onto Tom Robinson’s show “BBC Introducing” on several occasions. Record labels Vox Humana (UK) and Backwards Music (IT) have released Engel’s work on vinyl.
Polar Seas is happy to release the EP of solo electric guitar "Your Halo is a Swarm of Bees" on CD in January 2017
Polar Seas is happy to release the new album from David Newlyn, "Linen". Featuring minimal piano compositions as well as slowly evolving synthesizer pieces, Linen is a beautiful addition to his catalogue of releases on numerous labels, like Hibernate, Rural Colours, Time Released Sound and Cotton Goods.
Endurance is Joshua Stefane. Born in Ontario, Canada, now based in Nara, Japan. He works as a researcher and translator and spends most of his remaining time writing science-fiction and composing music.
Toronto/Northumberland based ambient metal duo Northumbria was formed in 2011 by former Holoscene members Jim Field and Dorian Williamson. They’re sound is a combination of the various influences each member has brought with them, from industrial metal to goth to post rock. Using only guitar and bass mega amplified and recorded live, Northumbria create a wall of improvised drones that take the listener on a sonic journey through a dystopian landscape.
In February 2012 the band recorded their debut full length live in the sanctuary of a 19th century church in Northumberland county. The resounding ambience of the sanctuary was very inspiring, and is beautifully captured in the recording which was released June 2012 by Montreal based label TQA Records. A follow remix project titled All Days Begin as Nights was released on Halloween 2013 by Altar of Waste Records.
Ambience from Tokyo, Japan. Rhucle uses synthesizers and field recordings to create washes of meditative sound.
transits of mercury
Transits Of Mercury is the long-time side project of Mike Abercrombie. As a total creative outlet, his albums often span multiple sub-genres of electronic music ranging anywhere from ambient to IDM to noise and soundscape.
Currently residing in Toronto, Canada, Mike is also one half of the ambient/electronic duo North Atlantic Drift and co-founder of the independent label, Polar Seas Recordings.