New Kelley Polar – “Rosenband (Magic Tim’s Instrumental Version)”

We’ve been enjoying Kelley Polar’s I Need You To Hold On While The Sky Is Falling, the follow-up to the late-night disco of the Dubrovnik, Croatia-born Juilliard-schooled violist/vocalist/composer’s 2005 Love Songs of the Hanging Gardens. Our favorites on I Need You still remind us of Arthur Russell channeling Mercury Rev — or maybe gliding Travolta-style across the Milky Way — but there’s something more personalized (and cheekily Euro-popped) about the hand-clapping and sighing this time around. Unless you render the Elysian voices into inhuman Glass background fluctuations, as on this icily pleasing remix of album standout “Rosenband.” You can hear the original at MySpace and Magic Tim’s stripped and reconstituted version after the jump. Magic, Tim.

Kelley Polar Gets Polar

The frostbitten remix — which affixes three extra minutes to the original — is from the Chrysanthemum EP. Speaking of which, this is what the “Crysanthemum” video looks like.

I Need You To Hold On While The Sky Is Falling is out 3/3 on Environ.

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