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Preston’s Stephen James Buckley wears a distant kosmiche look in his eye on The Impossibility, his 5th album as Polypores since A Shunned Place , and following a technoid turn as Tulketh in 2017.
In his own words: “The Impossibility was inspired by the destruction of the planet Earth by the human race, the early works of JG Ballard, Tarkovsky's Stalker, conspiracy theories, and places where the rules of time and space are brought into question.”
So, credible references in place, Buckley hurtles out an impending and often frenetic album that doesn’t really live up to its inspirations, but rather uses them as vague signifiers of mysticism propping up his rudimentary longs and arps. which are simply distracting from any sort of hypnotic vibe because of their rote homage conventionality.