The creative outlet for Suzy Poling for 17 years and which has spawned a career that’s racked up well over two dozen vinyl and cassette albums, Transdimensional System is the latest outpouring from Pod Blotz. Intricately composed using samples collected from the Vintage Synthesizer Museum in California, and topped off with remarkable vocals.
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Been heavily zoning recently assisted by Pod Blotz and her Transdimensional System. I have to sheepishly confess to being a Pod Blotz noob. I picked up that ‘Eminent Domain’ compilation on L.I.E.S. and was into her ‘Beyond The Body’ track, but because her name was new to me, I naively figured she was kinda a new artist. A peek on Discogs later revealed that Pod Blotz aka Los Angeles dwelling multi-disciplinary artist Suzy Polin has been releasing music since 2002, mainly on cassette via a tonne of underground labels; Dungeon Taxis, Beniffer Editions, Memory Loss, Clan Destine etc. Further digging took me to her website and while listening to this album, a lot of her visual work seemed to mirror the music.
Polin’s trippy, futuristic and otherworldly sizzling molten electronics have a holographic, iridescent quality - multi-layered, warped sounds with distorted, phosphorescent glowing edges. The spirit of this record reminds me of Dais label mate Hiro Kone but sonically both have a different sound. There’s a grittier less polished quality to Pod Blotz productions, but what they share in common is this ability to help us imagine and unlock spaces, or virtual environments that feel real. Take a look at some of Polin’s installations using lights and mirrors and then play this record and close your eyes and you’re right there inside her vision, which makes this music genuinely psychedelic - pushing the mind beyond the confines of the body. Also, as with Nicky Mao’s work, this doesn’t fit neatly at all into anywhere you might be tempted to mentally file it i.e noise, techno blah blah blah.
The more gnarly tracks with vox make me imagine a scene from a William Gibson novel or cyberpunk flick where the house band is a supergroup comprised of Puce Mary, 51717 and Group A. If you’re not up for that then hey, what are you doing with your life?
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