WL//WH Video Of The Day: THE ULTIMATE DREAMERS “Polarized”


After getting back in 2021 with a collection of old demos, “Live Happily While Waiting For Death” via Wool-E-Discs/Dans Les Profondeurs), the seasoned Belgian Cold Wave / Post-punk band based in Brussels, The Ultimate Dreamers, comprised of Bertrand on guitar, Frédéric on vocals and Joël on bass with Sandrine, a classical musician, on keyboards and cello, return with a brand new 2-track single, “Polarized”, produced by Len Lemeire (Implant, 32Crash, Anne Clark), as a foretaste from an upcoming new EP.

The cynical, both dark and bright, lead track “Polarized” combines Cold Wave chills with irresistibly danceable beats and is imagined by a cinematic video directed by Thomas De Moor.

Contemplative lyrics struggle in an obsessive realm of disenchantment to emerge into a distorted wasteland forged by the spectacular views of others.

Buzzing, crepuscular synthetic spirals stir thumping, stumbling percussive patterns, menacing undulating bass line throbs, and jagged, lacerating effect-laden guitar obsessions into disruptive waves of angst and gloom around hushed, urgent, nervous vocal secrets and distant backup shouts, hopelessly swaying into a final polarized frenzy of groovy yet doomy moods.

The black and white video by Thomas De Moor alternates time and space betwixt daydreams and reality to construct a weary thought form wrought in bondage and decay. Keen editing, dizzying camera work, and suggestive acting captures the frustrated and restrained nuances of the soundtrack, whilst candidly seizing the dystopic lyrical malady of an enslaved soul trapped in an invisible prison of the mind.

The physical 7″ Vinyl format release of The Ultimate Dreamers‘ new single “Polarized”, with “I Loved You?!” (a new version of the underground hit “I Love You?!”) on the flip, is scheduled for October 15, 2022, via Komakino Records.

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