Date posted: September 20, 2017

CalderaWritten in rural Oregon in the shadow of Mt. Hood Caldera is a blistering declaration from a band that’s progressed beyond the sum of its influences to come fully into its own. Polyrhythmics began the Journey to Caldera during a snowstorm Stargazer Farm outside Portland, Oregon where they were sequestered for several days at a songwriting retreat. The tracks came together organically with each member of the band contributing ideas and concepts that ultimately became the songs on this forthcoming double LP which were recorded at Jason Gray’s Blue Mallard Recording studio in Seattle.

“A caldera is the term for what’s left after a volcano erupts,” explains Polyrhythmics guitarist Ben Bloom. “It felt like an apropos album title considering where we are as a band right now. The last album was this explosion onto the scene for us, a statement of who we are and what we’re here to do, and this one feels like the simmering crater that comes into focus once all that smoke clears.”

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