Jakarta-based quartet Polka Wars are set to release their debut, Axis Mundi, via Helat Tubruk records.
The first single from the album, ‘Mokelé’, comes across as a sketchbook of ideas and sounds – a rather atypical approach for an indie rock track. But for an album thematically centred around the concept of binary opposites and cosmic dualisms, it seems almost necessary to ignore conventional rules of composition.
Curiously, the result is poetic in more ways than one and makes for an enjoyable listen.
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