heard on the wire

Beat nostalgia

This track has been hanging round my desktop for a while now, evidence of good intentions let down by a lack of

It was from the first of five EPs that Captain Polaroid released in 2010 — via Blogger if I recall — that no longer appear to be available in their original form. Some tracks survive on the artist’s Bandcamp page, but not this one, which seems remiss since it’s the standout song among those five Beat Nostalgia releases.

Captain Polaroid // Ghost of his Smile

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Among the tracks that did make the subsequent LP, is this one, whose title comes from a George Orwell quotation.

“Advertising,’ he said, “is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.”

Captain Polaroid // Inside a Swill Bucket


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