Polymerase, the stoner rock group from the Philippines, takes listeners on a captivating journey through their two-part album project, “Dreams And Realities.” Seamlessly blending elements of stoner rock, heavy psych, space rock, and experimental rock, Polymerase creates a sonic experience that transcends traditional boundaries. With their hypnotic riffs, pulsating rhythms, and ethereal melodies, the band’s music immerses listeners in a cosmic soundscape, allowing them to explore the depths of their own consciousness while embracing the genre-blurring nature of their artistic expression.
The concept behind “Dreams And Realities” revolves around a traveler’s cosmic expedition, where the perception of time becomes fluid and malleable. The album opens with the mesmerizing track “Space Carousel,” setting the stage for an immersive adventure. As the traveler delves deeper into the cosmic abyss, tracks like “Blade Of The Demon God,” “The Sage,” and “Evil Hand” offer introspection and self-reflection. The traveler harnesses the forces of the universe, both positive and negative, through the blade of the demon god, embodying a transformative journey towards enlightenment.
In the second part of the album, Polymerase explores the psychological aspects of their concept. “Children Of Terra” serves as a thought-provoking reflection on society and humanity’s purpose. The album’s title track, “Dreams And Realities,” delves into the psyche of an individual lost in their own dreams, blurring the lines between perception and reality, ultimately leading to a state of schizophrenia. “Zodiac Queen” delves into the depths of toxic relationships, where addiction and darkness consume one’s soul.
The final track takes an experimental turn, exploring the realm of enhanced psychic potential through the use of drugs. This sonic exploration invites listeners to embark on an introspective journey within themselves, seeking inner peace akin to a heavenly state. The instrumental counterparts to each track create a multidimensional experience, enhancing reflection and introspection, especially when accompanied by the vibrations of the music.
Polymerase’s “Dreams And Realities [I & II]” showcases their ability to seamlessly merge various subgenres into a cohesive and thought-provoking musical experience. The band’s intricate storytelling and atmospheric soundscapes captivate the listener, encouraging deep introspection and contemplation. With their innovative approach and sonic prowess, Polymerase demonstrates their unique place within the realm of stoner rock, heavy psych, space rock, and experimental rock.
For fans of immersive and introspective music, “Dreams And Realities [I & II]” by Polymerase is a compelling journey that pushes the boundaries of traditional rock music. Prepare to be enveloped by the cosmic soundscape as you embark on a mind-expanding voyage through space, time, and the depths of the human psyche.