Release Date: Nov 6, 2020
Record label: Mute
Genre(s): Electronic, Club/Dance, Experimental Techno, IDM, Glitch, Experimental Electro, Experimental Dub, Ambient Dub, Microsound
Stefan Betke's earliest material released under the Pole moniker were some of the most captivating sounds to emerge from the extremely active experimental electronic circles of the late '90s. Betke's skeletal, bass-heavy deconstructions of digital dub were haunted by glitchy clicks and scrapes from malfunctioning gear, giving even his warmest tracks an eerie atmosphere not quite like anything else. Seventh studio album Fading comes over 20 years since Betke began his journey as Pole with minimal, nearly holographic dub tracks, but merges some of the progress he's made along the way with references to his earliest sounds.