Thursday, August 13, 2009

Music From Polarity/1 Featured In "Plunder," An Upcoming Documentary by Danny Schechter

The music of Polarity/1 can be heard in the upcoming documentary "Plunder," directed by Danny Schechter. Nicknamed "The News Dissector", Emmy Award winning Schechter investigates the economic downturn and subprime mortgage crisis. Polarity/1 contributes two songs to the film, and even makes a brief cameo appearance.

Watch the teaser trailer for Danny Schechter's 'Plunder' documentary

The first song that Polarity/1 contributes is the title track to the film. "Plunder" has a funky feel with slap bass, a strong horn section, and creative lyrics. In the beginning of the song, a Bernie Madoff impersonator admits to his crimes. Then, the rap comes in which describes how "greed is the creed, drug of choice" and touches on almost every aspect of the financial crisis; credit swamp, subprime mortgages, 401k's, and of course Bernie Madoff himself. Throughout the song, the horns have a call and response with the melody of the lyrics.

Listen to & download Polarity/1's "Plunder" (rough mix)

The other track, entitled "Home Sweet Home" describes the meaning of feeling at home. Whether its religion, family, or friends, everyone has their own passion that makes them feel at home, and this song describes that feeling. In addition, Polarity/1 makes a physical appearance in the film, and gives his take on the economic crisis.

Listen to & download Polarity/1's "Home Sweet Home"

Polarity/1 previously contributed two songs to Plunder's prequel "In Debt We Trust," including "Free Money" and "I'm So Broke."

The music of Polarity/1 is exactly what the name suggests: conjoined opposites - a mash-up of new: cutting edge electronica/hip hop/nu-jazz and old: roots music of America (blues, funk, country, early jazz), Brazil (samba, pagode, etc.) and West African groove science. "Polar succeeds in his mission of forcing you to pay attention and not lull into the sounds you 'expect' to hear," noted To listen to more of Polarity/1, check out his myspace page @

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