- Kelley Polar
Kelley Polar, born Michael Kelley in
Dubrovnik, Croatiato parents in the US Diplomatic Corps is an alternative dancevocalist and producer.
Originally a classical violist (he studied at
Juilliard), where he collaborated with Metro Area's Darshan Jesrani and Morgan Geist on tracks like "Miura", "The Art of Hot" and "Caught Up". [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/21158-love-songs-of-the-hanging-gardens Kelley Polar: Love Songs of the Hanging Gardens: Pitchfork Record Review ] ] He released a number of EP's as part of The Kelley Polar Quartet on Environ Records. His first solo album, "Love Songs of the Hanging Gardens" which was released in 2005, contains elements of house, discoand pop. His follow up "I Need You To Hold On While The Sky Is Falling" was released in March 2008 in the US and most of Europe.
He is the brother of
Blevin Blectum. As Mike Kelley, he is the violist for the Apple Hill Chamber Players. [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/41461-kelley-polar-prunes-chrysanthemum-new-album Pitchfork: Kelley Polar Prunes "Chrysanthemum", New Album ] ]
† "As Kelley Polar Quartet"
Love Songs Of The Hanging Gardens- Environ (2005)
I Need You To Hold On While The Sky Is Falling- Environ (2008)
* Audition EP† - Environ (2002)
* Recital EP† - Environ (2003)
* Rococo EP† - Environ (2004)
* Chrysanthemum - Environ (2007)
* [http://www.kelleypolar.com/ Official Site]
* [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Kelley+Polar Kelley Polar on Discogs.com]
* [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Kelley+Polar+Quartet Kelley Polar Quartet on Discogs.com]
* [http://www.myspace.com/kelleypolar Kelley Polar MySpace page]
* [http://www.applehill.org/ Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music]
* [http://www.environrecords.com/ Environ Records]
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