Published Sep 03, 2015Producer and musician Joanne Pollock is one half of Poemss (along with Aaron Funk), though her latest solo release arrived earlier this summer in the form of an EP titled Optimist. The track "Your String" featured on the record but has since been reworked by Funk's Venetian Snares project — and Exclaim! has got your exclusive first listen to the remixed tune.
It's an intricate and infectious amalgamation of digitized instrumentation and Pollock's airy, echoing and hypnotic vocals. Unexpected electronic hiccups keep listeners on their toes, captivating ears and demanding attention rather than merely engaging listeners with a sense of passive enjoyment.
You can hear Pollock bring her music to life at a handful of upcoming shows, which are listed below. Scroll past those and hit play to hear Venetian Snares' take on "Your String" in the player below.
09/12 Montreal, QC – 185 Van Horne
09/17 Toronto, ON – Dundas Video
10/04 Toronto, ON – Burdock Music Hall