Stepping out from behind his assumed identities, Fred Aubourg is an artist ready to embrace what he has achieved so far even as he looks to where he might be heading. You may have already experienced his micro house and electro experiments as Skat, or even caught the Destination Danger collaborations with Guillaume Coutu Dumont, but his most prolific work in recent times has certainly been as Oleg Poliakov. Emerging from a myth about a lonely Siberian boy discovering house and techno by chance, Aubourg has gone on to forge a captivating back catalogue of releases for labels as highly regarded as Bass Culture, Eklo and Phonogramme. While the back story may have been false, the romantic vision of icy tundra has seeped into his music; glacial melodies that set the m..
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