Solar Quest

Real Name:
George Fleming-Saunders
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Psychedelic music project from UK.
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Albums

SSR 135 Orgship — Solar Quest Solar Quest Orgship (Album) SSR Records SSR 135 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
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N° 23 Paranoïd Aliens — Solar Quest Solar Quest Paranoïd Aliens (Album) Illegal Records Switzerland N° 23 Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
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ENT-00000CD AcidOphilez — Solar Quest Solar Quest AcidOphilez(2xCD, Album, Mixed) Entropica ENT-00000CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
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ENT-05030 SolaLuna — Solar Quest SolarQuest* SolaLuna(2xCD, Album, Mixed) Entropica ENT-05030 UK 2008 Sell This Version
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ES 012 Core — Solar Quest Solar Quest Core (Album) Electronic Soundscapes Records ES 012 UK 2014 Sell This Version
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EV003 EV 003 — Solar Quest Solar Quest EV 003 Expanding Vision EV003 UK 2022 Sell This Version
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none Alien Nightlife — Solar Quest Solar Quest Alien Nightlife(7xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Solar Quest Self-released) none UK 2022
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Singles & EPs

CCSJ 001 Acid Crumble — Solar Quest Ed Solar Quest* & Choci Ed Solar Quest* & Choci - Acid Crumble Choci's Chewns CCSJ 001 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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12 ssr 122 One Nation — Solar Quest Solar Quest One Nation(12") SSR Records 12 ssr 122 Belgium 1993 Sell This Version
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CC 004 Acid Air Raid — Solar Quest Solar Quest Acid Air Raid Choci's Chewns CC 004 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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CC 005 Into The Machine — Solar Quest Solar Quest Into The Machine Choci's Chewns CC 005 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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SSR 137 Acid Brain EP — Solar Quest Solar Quest Acid Brain EP (EP) SSR Records SSR 137 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
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SSR 138 CD Freezone Single - Save The Whale — Solar Quest Solar Quest / The Arc (11) / Avalon Solar Quest / The Arc (11) / Avalon - Freezone Single - Save The Whale(CD, Single) SSR Records SSR 138 CD Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
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CC 013 Cosmosis — Solar Quest Solar Quest Cosmosis (Single) Choci's Chewns CC 013 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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SSR 151 A+B = C In D# — Solar Quest Solar Quest A+B = C In D# SSR Records SSR 151 Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
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CC 009 Kirsty Cried — Solar Quest Solar Quest Vs. Choci Solar Quest Vs. Choci - Kirsty Cried Choci's Chewns CC 009 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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CC 024 Acid Baba — Solar Quest Solar Quest Acid Baba Choci's Chewns CC 024 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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CC 014 Untitled — Solar Quest Solar Quest / Choci Solar Quest / Choci - Untitled(12", Ltd, Red) Choci's Chewns CC 014 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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CC 037 Bombay Aloo / Acid Air Raid (Remix) — Solar Quest Choci / Solar Quest Choci / Solar Quest - Bombay Aloo / Acid Air Raid (Remix) Choci's Chewns CC 037 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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PRIMA 6 Space Pirates — Solar Quest Solar Quest Space Pirates(12", W/Lbl) PrimaVera PRIMA 6 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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Compilations

ENT-03030 Orgisms — Solar Quest SolarQuest* Orgisms(CD, Album, Mixed + CD, Album, Mixed, RE + Comp) Entropica ENT-03030 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

none Acid Baba — Solar Quest Solar Quest Acid Baba(File, FLAC) Not On Label (Solar Quest Self-released) none 2015
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none Carronbrig — Solar Quest Solar Quest Carronbrig(File, FLAC) Not On Label (Solar Quest Self-released) none 2016
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none A Jig Or Wot Next — Solar Quest Solar Quest A Jig Or Wot Next(File, FLAC) Not On Label (Solar Quest Self-released) none 2017
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none Native Raid — Solar Quest Solar Quest Native Raid(File, FLAC) Not On Label (Solar Quest Self-released) none 2017

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jtekieli

jtekieli

May 18, 2022
Orgship (1 and 2) is the best ambient album out there. Aphex twin BTFO. Change my mind.
neurodynamo

neurodynamo

July 8, 2015
edited over 7 years ago
Well that is the whole point of his acid I've figured out

It is just the lines that take your ego on it's trip as mentioned in Acid Air Raid pressing ;

the ambience accentuates his Orgisms

Was slightly disappointed with CD2 of AcidOphilez

But it all evolves - and that is what music is for to expand anyone who listen's - creativity and thoughts of music he took it so far with so many of his releases for future generations

It is hard to search for something else I come back to it regularly

The freedom of taking a journey from life ; a single moment of acidity can energise your mind for new creativity, thoughts and emotions .

I'm sorry to say though, that I have been very disappointed with his latest works and I really miss his acid vitae of yesteryear which as quoted ------

THE ACID AIR RAID WILL SMASH YOUR EGO AND EDUCATE YOUR CONSCOUSNESS

And his acid is very clean crisp and so resonating - I get so bored with the constant new wave of stuff change it up you all know you can all it takes is a few knobs of tweak
maroko

maroko

July 5, 2015
In my opinion, the most skilled Roland TB-303 user there ever was. Nothing more to add or elaborate upon. Sure, we had great tunes, memorable leads, cult classics and so forth, but in my book, Solar Quest is simply the best acid related producer of all time.

As already mentioned by others here, all of his Chochi's Chewns releases from the mid nineties are worth owning, but the unquestionable standout is "Acid Air Raid", which is, in my humble opinion, the most iconic acid release ever. Sure, maybe Hardfloor or Plastikman had more illustrious and lucrative careers, but when it comes to using the silver box as a proper instrument, rather than an enhancement to a dance track, I don't think George Saunders has a peer.

Also, most of his tunes just cannot be approached as mere DJ tools. They are far too long, complex and involving to work their way into a fast DJ set. You have to let these pieces play out. Although the already mentioned "Acid Air Raid" had devastated more dance floors than one could count, most of his tracks last for over fifteen minutes, meaning you really have to give them the time and space to properly sink in.

If you do just that, you will be exposed to the finest 303 modulations ever. Even if you're not really an acid head, trust me, "Acid Air Raid" is something you just need to have, or hear out, to say the least. He may have moved on and experimented with new stuff and what not, but twenty years later, and producers are still not able to outdo his output. 303 til' infinity.
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mystichords

mystichords

January 19, 2015
i've always wanted a copy of the track entitled 'seperation' which is on your myspace account... is there any way of getting a really good quality file of that??

thanks
Mr.TomServo

Mr.TomServo

November 10, 2013
edited over 6 years ago
Edit: glad to see others have chimed in on this legend since I originally posted this.

Anyway, George cut a unique path through the worlds of acid trance and ambient; you hear a Solar Quest record, you know the man working the silver-box. Granted, many of his tracks are more like works of art than DJ-friendly floor-burners. Still, between '93 and '96, George could do no wrong. All of his Choci's Chewns masterpieces are worth owning, as are the handful of releases on other labels like SSR.

As for his ambient, some of it is great (e.g., Revelation (Meditative)), but other tracks are a bit too Eastern/folk tinged for my personal tastes (which is not a criticism so much as an indication of my preferences, which are much more into percussive psybient in the style of CBL, Zymosis, Dense, and the like).

Regardless, for those of us who fell in love with acid trance in the '90s, George is a legend. Whatever you're doing, sir, I thank you for all the fantastic music. Cheers.

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