Summer 2017

I'm releasing 2 CD's at the end of July from poemme and triac. The poemme album Soft Ice was previously released digitally on her bandcamp page, and I'm excited to be able to be able to present a physical edition of this beautiful album. Triac are following up their 2016 release "Here", released on Richard Chartier's Line Imprint, with a continuous 30-minute piece of blissful ambience. As a fan of their previous work, it's lovely to be able to present this new work from them.

I still have CD's and cassettes in stock from most of our 2017 releases (except for Departures, Vol. 1). Many thanks to those of you who have ordered a physical copy or bought a download, it is greatly appreciated and goes a long way towards helping with funding releases going forward.

Thanks to the lovely Stationary Travels for the label feature last month. Brian has been immensely supportive of the label, North Atlantic Drift and my solo work and he writes beautifully -


April 2017

Two new releases available this Friday, April 21, 2017:

April Larson's "Up Below" on limited CD-R -

& James A McDermid's "Ghost Folk" on limited CD-R -

It's been a busy couple of months at Polar Seas HQ. North Atlantic Drift had the pleasure of opening for Bing & Ruth in Toronto on April 12th, their performance was as beautiful as expected. I've also just released a new solo album (as anthéne) on the lovely Sound in Silence label, in a limited run of 150 CD's -

Winter 2016

We have a few copies of the split release between anthéne and M. Mucci available, thanks to all who have supported the release so far!  We've also just released an album from Coastal Miner that is available for free (or pay what you can) download -

2017 is looking to be a pretty busy year for Polar Seas - we will be releasing an EP of solo electric guitar by Clara Engel on limited CD-R and digital on January 1st, 2017.  Additionally, the new North Atlantic Drift album "Departures, Vol. 1" will be available on February 10th - we will have some videos to share from the album in early 2017.

There are also a few releases lined up for Spring of 2017 - new albums from Rhucle, Forest Management and April Larson.

Summer 2016

The new album by David Newlyn is now available for pre-order, CD's will be ready to ship on July 8th!

We will also be releasing a new album by anthéne later on this summer.  In the meantime, a second anthéne album will be released in July on Cathedral Transmissions.

North Atlantic Drift are working on a follow up to Visitor, aiming for a release date in Winter 2016, we're also working on a split release between M. Mucci and anthéne

Spring 2016

Listen to a live recording from North Atlantic Drift's set opening for Benoit Pioulard at Array Space.  This one is an unreleased piece written for this live performance.  Thanks to Joe for the recording -

There's also a nice review at Now Magazine of the night -   Thank you to Adam and Wavelength for hosting such a lovely evening!

A new anthéne album is currently being mastered and is scheduled to be released sometime this summer.  In the meantime, check out a free EP of some pieces recorded shortly after the Repose recording sessions -  Additionally, North Atlantic Drift is working on a follow up to Visitor and scheduling a few more live performances for 2016.

Winter 2016 News

The New North Atlantic Drift album Visitor will be available tomorrow - it's available to order on CD from our store or our bandcamp page!  We've also added the anthéne cassette to our store.

North Atlantic Drift recently played their first ever live show at Casual Drones 14 in Toronto - here's a short review (wherein one track is referenced as an ambient version of springsteen) and live clip courtesy of Mechanical Forest Sound -

They will also be performing at the Long Winter Festival on February 19th - more details here -

Fall 2015 News

It's been quite a while since the last news update, as things have been relatively quiet with us. The new North Atlantic Drift record is progressing slowly but surely, we have quite a bit of material, just trying to figure out which pieces will work together for a new LP.  There may still be some writing and re-recording to be done and it will be released digitally as well as on a format to be decided.  Additionally the debut anthéne album is now available as a free download from our bandcamp page.  Thanks for checking in.  We hope to have more updates in the not too distant future.

The North Atlantic Drift / Northumbria split CD is almost sold out on the polar seas bandcamp page!  Thanks to all who have ordered the CD or bought the download, the release will be available on iTunes, Spotify, etc. this week as well.  There are still a few copies at Norman Records and Wyrd Distro.

The Orbit Over Luna - Transit CD's sold out pretty quickly from us, but it looks like there might still be a couple copies left at Wyrd Distro.

North Atlantic Drift are currently working on their new LP, the follow up to Resolven, which should be released in early 2015.  Anthene is preparing his debut LP, to be released this fall.  More information will be announced in the next few months about these 2 releases.