Already a Pitchfork favorite, Kelley Polar's 2005 debut Love Songs of the Hanging Gardens proved that crafted, deeply personal music was still possible in the plastic, disposable world that is 21st century Pop. This album crystallizes that possibility into a unique, strange and beautiful collection of songs that remains utterly accessible. In other words: Outsider Pop. Polar's first album had moments as cold and mysterious as deepest space, this CD is meant to be more intimate and more inviting that it's predecessor. Polar describes it as 'personal vision of the human voice with electronics.' Perhaps anachronistically in this Age of Shuffle, this album is suppose to be listened to as a journey from world to world that is saturated with secret messages, both musically and lyrically - even down to the artwork. Environ. 2008.