Solar Fields ‎– Extended

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1 Air Song (8 AM Version)
Guitar, Vocals – Magnus Birgersson
16:39
2 No Answer 9:34
3 Station 5 10:31
4 Winter Sun 8:33
5 Combinations
Sounds [Ambient Interferences] – Vincent Villuis
16:01
6 A Place To Think 5:59
7 Detection (Far And Extended) 12:37

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All tracks recorded at Studio Jupiter - Göteborg - Sweden.
Ultimae Limited Edition 2.0 - Exclusively available via the website [ ultimae.com ]
(c) & (p) on this album 2005 Ultimae Records

Comes in Digipak, limited to 800 copies.

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  • Barcode (Text): 3 760121 020062
  • Barcode (String): 3760121020062
  • Rights Society: SACEM
  • Matrix / Runout: 0509018 WWW.GEDM.COM 02242AA0

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
inre 018 Solar Fields Extended(7xFile, FLAC, Album) Ultimae Records inre 018 France 2005

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martinbingen

martinbingen

August 31, 2017

I'm a big fan of ambient music and this album is one of the best out there. Thank you very much Magnus. Fantastic work.
Luminon

Luminon

June 13, 2017
A beautiful, rich and dynamic space music album, seething with originality. It is peaceful and haunting with melancholy and speckled with the ASMR of cosmic rays and lost broadcasts. Like the cosmos at the first glance, it is peaceful, yet wild.
Favorite track: the whole album is my favorite track, but the 'Combinations' stands out in length and mysterious noises and the voice sample is just charming, you'll know what I mean :) Originally I could not decide if this is a meditation album or not. I think not, there is too much going on, even some fairly strong drums sometimes. Yet it is the most interesting soothing thing I have ever heard. It can turn your free time into an otherworldly experience.
grblzbx

grblzbx

June 23, 2015

For someone like me who is more into the spacey/droney/dark type of ambient, this is BY FAR the best Solar Fields album. I like the craft and skill that went into the other albums, but compared to "Extended", previous albums are somewhat harmless chill-out/psy-chill stuff. It's not "dark" ambient by any means, nor creepy or scary. Simply beautiful music with depth. Highly recommended.
Articuno

Articuno

February 8, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

This is an abstract, spacey album. It's full of light, airy, ethereal, and wistful sounds, often changing and difficult to grasp hold of. As they swirl around, moments of stronger intensity and clarity phase in and out. It's a treasure and one of Solar Fields' best, although it's not his most easily digestible. A beautiful, if enigmatic album.

If you're like Vert1 and you think you already know everything about music and expect it to conform to your expectations for it to be "good", then you might not like this depending on what your expectations are. Vert1 is used to techno and rap so he probably likes highly repetitive music that he can easily follow along with. In that case, it's not surprising that he lacks an ear for the subtleties of abstract ambient. On the positive side, he does seem to be interested in exploring different types of music, so there's a good chance that he'll acquire the taste for this, too, at some point.
Vert1

Vert1

March 26, 2014
edited about 1 year ago

The most overrated cd on Discogs I've purchased. Sample it or buy the mp3s before plunking down your cash on the cd. Massive letdown. Artist injects scary elements into tracks towards the middle of the album, which is lame. Got fairly embarrassing having this on after track 3 at work. There are 2 tracks I'd keep.

Get H.U.V.A. Network - Distances (off the same label) instead.

Edit for 2017: Get Solar Fields' Mirror's Edge score instead.
CosmicPie

CosmicPie

March 7, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

Unbelievable. Solar Fields's luminous atmospheres and soft melancholy are akin to the soul's longing for it's return home. Beautiful soundscapes and textures give way to an inward journey of joy that's hard to leave. Magnus is a master of his craft. I recommend all tracks to everyone.
Reticulum_Flux

Reticulum_Flux

June 4, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
While "Leaving Home" acted as the soundtrack to a futuristic city on some other planet, "Extended" would serve well as the sountrack to floating above the planet in space... slowly drifting and watching.

This CD is clearly space ambience and is a much more slow and mellow version of Leaving Home. I really enjoy this album, sometimes even more then Leaving Home - my only complaint is that these 2 albums should have been released in a double album set instead of separate/same date releases.

They really do compliment eachother and if you like his Leaving Home album then this limited edition extension of it is a MUST.