Boomkat Product Review:
Polypores is the work of Stephen James Buckley, who has been moving deftly between the sinister and the blissful of haunted space music with synthesizers since 2014.
"Electronic Sound Magazine wrote “his music seems to seep up from the soil, from in amongst the nooks and crannies, before grasping towards wide and starry skies. From this claustrophobic murk, Buckley is always able to summon sections of soaring cosmic flabbergast”. He has had sold-out releases on Polytechnic Youth, KiNETiK Records, Concréte Tapes, and A Year In The Country, as well as under various pseudonyms via Spun Out Of Control and Reverb Worship. Field Lines Cartographer is the ambient & drone project of Lancaster-based electronic musician Mark Burford - aka techno producer Impulse Array.
FLC has released two albums for Preston’s Concrete Tapes label, as well as being a regular contributor to the A Year In The Country project & has also featured on several electronic & ambient compilations for various independent imprints, such as Modern Aviation & Woodford Halse. Using analogue synths & field recordings, the Cartographer creates often dark, occasionally bucolic soundscapes, described in The Wire magazine as “shimmering unsettling noodles" & a "swirling vortex of darkness" by Electronic Sound Magazine."