Monday, September 20, 2021

Latest Posts

MUZZ drops new track ‘Somewhere Else’

UK drum and bass producer MUZZ is one of Monstercat’s most prolific signings. With three tracks already released since the end of May, MUZZ...

EPIZODE5: EPILOGUE REVEALS FIRST NAMES INCLUDING RICARDO VILLALOBOS, DUBFIRE, DEBORAH DE LUCA AND MANY MORE

Groundbreaking EPIZODE festival is set for an epic comeback to Vietnam’s blissful Phú Quốc island for its fifth edition, from December 29th 2020 to...

DIPLO REMIXES MATHAME’S ‘NEVER GIVE UP’

Following their latest single ‘Never Give Up’ which was awarded ‘The Essential New Tune’ accolade by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, Italian brothers Mathame...

BLOND:ISH Remixes Sad Money & Kaskade ‘Come Away’ ft. Sabrina Claudio

BLOND:ISH · Sad Money & Kaskade ft. Sabrina Claudio - Come Away (BLOND:ISH Remix) Ever the chameleon and serial collaborator, Vivie-Ann Bakos AKA BLOND:ISH is...

Solarstone releases his first artist album in five years… ‘.—-‘

Hands up who was anticipating this news then. Yes? Then kudos. You’ve seen the signs, read them well and decoded them accurately. Those instincts will serve you better than you know as Solarstone’s fifth album project gears up.

It’s been five years since the trance maven last released a studio album. It’s fair to say though that his hands have been plenty busy meantime. (Two record labels launched, a hundred releases between ‘em, ‘Electronic Architecture’ continued, formation of a trance supergroup, yadda, yadda, Oh, and the not exactly trifling matter of a scene-wide mobilization and the 60+ Pure Trance events and 5 Pure Trance mix-comps that stemmed from it).

Consciously or otherwise, the fuse for that latter matter was lit back in 2012 with Richard Mowatt’s last longplayer, ‘Pure’. Its production principle became the wellspring that ended up righting the good ship Trance. Richard then is at last ready to open up a new front in his all-consuming pursuit of purity, and that ladies & gentlemen starts here, today, now with ‘.—-‘.

‘.—-’, you say? That’s correct. It’s code. Morse to be exact – Richard’s subtly minimalist encouragement to fans to scratch beneath the surface of what they’re seeing & hearing.

Too much time and too many deeds have passed to make ‘.—-’ a natural successor to ‘Pure’. It is its natural progression though – a new module to ‘Pure Trance’s short, yet richly storied history. A capsule release containing a tonal sub-set of creations, it’s eclectic where it needs to be, audibly esoteric throughout, whilst still being Solarstone to its pop-art core.

Amongst its number are (per Dancing Astronaut) the “ethereal”, “timeless” (DJ Mag) current single ‘A State Of Mind’. Top and toe of its tracklist, you’ll find instrumental elegance including ‘Cafuné and ‘Eclipse’, whilst between comes vocal eminence like ‘Untitled Love’, ‘Choosing His Angels’ and ‘I Found You’. Inspired team-ups with Solarstone debutante collaborators like Meredith Call and Rabbii sit next to names more familiar. What album from Solarstone after all would be complete without a ‘Slowmotion’ co-op with Orkidea?!

You can choose to approach this new assembly in one of a number of ways. Solarstone’s new phase, an album cryptic wrapped in a riddle, (which has been Morse coded into an enigma), or simply eight sonic tales of the exceptional, by the most imaginative proponent of the genre.

One thing of which you should be in of no two minds about however is all you see here today is not quite what it seems. The beginning, certainly… But far from the end.

Solarstone – ‘.—-‘ Released 14/04/17 – pre-order purchase ‘.—-‘ here:

Tracklist
01. Leap Of Faith (7:02)
02. Eclipse (6:03)
03. Untitled Love (with Rabbii) (5:21)
04. Choosing His Angels (with Alex Karweit) (4:41)
05. Slowmotion IV (with Orkidea) (6:44)
06. I Found You (with Meredith Call) (5:11)
07. A State Of Mind (7:30)
08. Cafuné (8:00)

Latest Posts

MUZZ drops new track ‘Somewhere Else’

UK drum and bass producer MUZZ is one of Monstercat’s most prolific signings. With three tracks already released since the end of May, MUZZ...

EPIZODE5: EPILOGUE REVEALS FIRST NAMES INCLUDING RICARDO VILLALOBOS, DUBFIRE, DEBORAH DE LUCA AND MANY MORE

Groundbreaking EPIZODE festival is set for an epic comeback to Vietnam’s blissful Phú Quốc island for its fifth edition, from December 29th 2020 to...

DIPLO REMIXES MATHAME’S ‘NEVER GIVE UP’

Following their latest single ‘Never Give Up’ which was awarded ‘The Essential New Tune’ accolade by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, Italian brothers Mathame...

BLOND:ISH Remixes Sad Money & Kaskade ‘Come Away’ ft. Sabrina Claudio

BLOND:ISH · Sad Money & Kaskade ft. Sabrina Claudio - Come Away (BLOND:ISH Remix) Ever the chameleon and serial collaborator, Vivie-Ann Bakos AKA BLOND:ISH is...

Don't Miss

Tomorrowland Belgium 2017 | The Playah

Tomorrowland is without doubt the biggest and most important dance music festival on the planet. House, EDM, techno, drum & bass, hardstyle and every...

Tomorrowland Belgium 2017 | Mike Perry

Tomorrowland is without doubt the biggest and most important dance music festival on the planet. House, EDM, techno, drum & bass, hardstyle and every...

Tomorrowland Belgium 2017 | Undercatt

Tomorrowland is without doubt the biggest and most important dance music festival on the planet. House, EDM, techno, drum & bass, hardstyle and every...

Tomorrowland Belgium 2017 | Kollektiv Turmstrasse

Tomorrowland is without doubt the biggest and most important dance music festival on the planet. House, EDM, techno, drum & bass, hardstyle and every...

Tomorrowland Belgium 2017 | Dj Licious

Tomorrowland is without doubt the biggest and most important dance music festival on the planet. House, EDM, techno, drum & bass, hardstyle and every...

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.