SolarQuest* ‎– SolaLuna

Label:
Entropica ‎– ENT-05030
Format:
2 × CD, Album, Mixed
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Tracklist

Sola 79:49
1-1 Tokers Dream 7:45
1-2 Astra 9:53
1-3 Aphelion 7:44
1-4 Zen Again 3:42
1-5 Ananda 5:42
1-6 Philosophy 6:22
1-7 Eye Mage 4:07
1-8 Ascendant 4:54
1-9 Silken Threads Of Now 8:35
1-10 Sirius Mind 7:07
1-11 Venus In Retro 5:47
1-12 Celestial Mass 8:06
Luna 79:49
2-1 Buntaar 5:14
2-2 Reception Deception 10:21
2-3 Khali's Curtains 5:39
2-4 Entropica Cafe 9:18
2-5 Halcyon 4:22
2-6 Perihelion 6:02
2-7 Pupae 5:39
2-8 Water Walk 4:44
2-9 Opposition 6:51
2-10 Arrigato Zaisho 4:00
2-11 Quaesine 10:31
2-12 Trisine 7:03

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Credits

Notes

Recorded and Mixed at Entropica Studios, London, England

Additional recordings:
India:- Parvati Valley, Arambol, Pushkar and Gokarna (Om Beach)
Japan:- Nakai (Tokyo), Mt Hakusan, Mt Fuji
South Africa:- Capetown, Scarboro
England:- Glastonbury, Cricklewood

The tracklisting for CD1 Sola is incorrectly listed as:

1 Zen Again
2 Ananda
3 Philosophy
4 Eye Mage
5 Ascendant
6 Silken Threads Of Now
7 Sirius Mind
8 Venus In Retro
9 Celestial Mass
10 Tokers Dream
11 Astra
12 Aphelion

(c) Entropica 2006
Arabesque Distribution - London | Changing World

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 051078 900223
  • Barcode (String): 5051078900223
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): ENT05030 CD1 GZ TC1833
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 5J39
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): ENT05030 CD2 GZ TC1834
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 5J32

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ailleurs

ailleurs

August 31, 2015
edited 5 months ago

Solar Quest fell from his pedestal. His previous works in the acid ambient realms ranged from being good to very good, but this attempt at India-inspired balearic downtempo just sound vain to my ears except for that last track of Sola.
psymas

psymas

April 13, 2008

Yes - this album is a beauty that almost surpasses description ! But since this is discogs then I'll have to try converting aerial magic into words.

With this double album Solar Quest constitutes his position as a true master within the genre. To me Sola Luna is a journey to an immense parallel universe full of relaxation and chillness. Especially, I like the tracks with Celtic and Indian flutes being played - woow I almost thought it was Raja Ram on his famous silver flute !

Please note, if you don't like flutes and vocals as part of your electronic music voyage then I advise you to stay away from this album. To the newcomers I can guarantee this album makes a brilliant introduction to the ambient/etnical chillout music or scene as such.

Last comment: Ultra Safe Purchase / Complete Assurance Of Quality
SkeletonMan

SkeletonMan

March 29, 2008

I’m gonna be frank with you. I don’t like Sola Luna. To the point where I’m about to declare it sucking donkeys’ ass.

Admittedly, this could all come down to taste in which case it wouldn’t matter if George Saunders had the skills of a master jedi. If it’s not your style you won’t dig it and Indian inspired chill-out music has always been a test for me. So too here with all the trademarks of this genre present. The up beat flutes, the relentless sitars, the Indian tribal percussion. Add to this a female voice sounding as if she bore the weight of having found the meaning of life & love on her shoulders this climbs further and further up the ladder of cheeze.

Trust me, I am doing my best to work with it. Perhaps Entheogenic’s Dialogue Of The Speakers is not completely comparable to Sola Luna but Dialogue is a big hit in my chill out book so it’s not like I cannot appreciate Indian inspired chill out at all. But there’s a fine line between soothing psy-ambient soundscapes and new age bullshit and while the non-vocal sections may work as a back-drop I can't survive the vocal sections. I mean check out this message from Celestial Mass: "Love is a constant consistent flow of life, it is the vehicle of Prana, it is the divine ingredients, it is the ever was and ever shall be, love is forever bla bla bla ..."

In all fairness disc 2 Luna works better than Sola. On the first half the vocals are mostly off and a couple of tracks here could probably make me sleep in tight and sweet. But why the hell do they have to include lines like: "Purifying waters, as moon shines on the sea, the water flows, all waters flow and the waves crash against the sea ..." from Pupae. Come fucking on!

I have no doubt there is a market for this type of music. I know my copy is for sale and followers of new age muzak may very well get a kick out of this. I don’t.
Psyphonics

Psyphonics

February 19, 2008
The superb New album from Solar Quest. George Saunders has done it again. This, the latest helping from the inspiring Solar Quest is certainly a delight. Beautiful rhythmic devices, floating and spacey. From the very first track George invites you on a global journey of chillaxness. For those already familiar with George's work you will not be disappointed and for those of you who have not come across him before, if you like chilled ambient electronic music then truly this album is a must for your collection.