Nov 8, 2020
One of the most enduring record series from the late 90’s and early 00’s is Pole’s 1/2/3 combo. These albums turned people’s heads when they were released, and remain often-mentioned favorites of the introspective ambient/glitch world. Stefan Betke – aka Pole – has just released a new album, Fading (http://mute.com/mute/has-announced-the-brand-new-album-fading), and opened the door for a chat. Woot!!
In our discussion, we spend a fair amount of time on his production process, learning how he builds a track, some of his tricks for honing the work, and how he sets things up for live performance. He also fills us in on his history – and why his famous 4-Pole Filter failure could speak to him when it would have felt like a failure to most of us.
You can learn much more about Stefan on the Pole artist site (https://pole-music.com/) and Bandcamp site (https://pole-stefanbetke.bandcamp.com/music). And, of course, the release is available on Mute Records: http://mute.com/
Transcription available at http://www.darwingrosse.com/AMT/transcript-0342.html