Polarity/1 recently released his new EP, "FREE MONEY (But You Have To Pay)." The EP is a collection of many songs the artist has written about the free-falling American economy. With this 9 track album Polarity/1 addresses the predatory financial system and those who suffer its consequences.
"Free Money" and "I'm So Broke" were featured in the 2006 documentary "In Debt We Trust," directed by Danny Schechter which predicted the economic downturn and subprime mortgage crisis. Nicknamed "The News Dissector," Emmy Award winning Schechter investigates the criminal aspects of the catastrophe in his latest film "Plunder" which features the songs, "Plunder" and "Home Sweet Home."
Other songs on the album include "Winter In America (Chills To The Bone)," "St. James Infirmary," "Home Sweet Home Cliff's Notes," and "In Debt We Trust Cliff's Notes." All songs were produced by Polarity/1.
The artist Rubio provided additional vocals on "I'm So Broke", while D.A.V. was a guest vocalist on "Plunder" and "Winter In America."
"Home Sweet Home," the venerable classic composed in 1823 by John Howard Payne and Sir Henry Bishop, has been updated with new lyrics by Polarity/1. The blues classic "St. James Infirmary" has received the same treatment. The other songs were composed by Polarity/1; "I'm So Broke" was written by Polarity/1 and Rubio.
P/1 explains the purpose of this new release: "I want these songs to be given away and shared in order to transform the humiliation of being victimized into action for change. The shifting of role of the financial sector from financing a strong national economy to enriching itself has been bi-partisan in its destructiveness. The nightmare of losing a job or a home is not a red or a blue picture."
The FREE MUSIC (But You Have To Pay) EP is available for download at no cost at: http://polarity1.com/agitpop/index.php .
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 StarPolish.com.
To listen to more of Polarity/1's music, check out his MySpace page @ http://www.myspace.com/polarity1music
Contact: Eric de Fontenay
18-14 Astoria Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11102