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Solar FieldsReflective Frequencies

Label:Ultimae Records – INRE004
Format:
CD, Album, Partially Mixed
Country:France
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Ambient, Downtempo

Tracklist

16.74:21
2Floating Channels7:45
3Self Transforming Experience (First Movement)3:47
4Blue Light...4:06
5...Red Vortex4:45
6Echoing Spectrum4:28
7Inherit Velocity2:39
8Zero Rotation7:06
9Overlapping Particles5:26
10Self Transforming Experience (Second Movement)7:04
11Zone 124:30
12Nea 32:46
13Outlined Surfaces7:48
14.1Breathing Neutron Empire2:42
14.2(silence)2:00
14.3Untitled1:20
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Graphic and sound designer, Magnus Birgersson from Gothenburg in Sweden, a country well noticed for its electronic composer and its peculiar spacey sound, presents his first production under the name of Solar Field. This excellent artist works at ambient music in a cinematographic perspective. Sensual and deep ballads, trip hop rhythms, distant acid melodies are what makes Solar Fields a unique artist. Although inspired by composers like Future Sound of London, Biosphere, Orb, Klaus Schulze, Magnus Birgersson, delivers a complete masterpiece in 14 movements.

Recorded at Studio Jupiter, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Except "Nea 3" recorded at Ultimae Studio, Lyon, France.

Track 14 length is 6:02.

Released in Digipak.

℗ & © on this compilation 2001 Ultimae Records / Made in EEC by DGI Dexton Grams Industries

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 3 448969 209923
  • Barcode (Scanned): 3448969209923
  • Matrix / Runout: LU018991 DEXTON-INFI08 02 1:1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L123
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 7Q02

Other Versions (5 of 7)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Reflective Frequencies (CD, Album, Partially Mixed, Reissue)Ultimae Records, Ultimae Recordsinre 004, inre004France2008
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Reflective Frequencies (CD, Album, Partially Mixed, Reissue, Unofficial Release)AVK ПродакшнAVK-119-12Russia2012
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Reflective Frequencies (remastered) (Special Digital Edition) (35×File, FLAC, Album, Reissue, Remastered)Not On Label (Solar Fields Self-released)noneSweden2021
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Reflective Frequencies (Special Re-Mastered Edition) (2×CD, Album, Partially Mixed, digipack )Siderealside2021.10CDFrance2021
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Reflective Frequencies (Special Re-Mastered Edition) (3×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Remastered)Siderealside2021.10LPItaly2021

Reviews

doctorg's avatar
doctorg
I am not au fait with all of Solar Fields' recordings, but this first album holds a special place for me. There's enough residue of Goa trance and psychill in this first album for the songs to hold together, partly via beats, partly via acid. There's also a fresh experimental spirit that shines through, partly via some slightly unpolished sounds. There's a certain edginess here that appeals. The later records become more and more abstract and refined, at times fragmenting.
expandabear's avatar
expandabear
Edited 4 years ago
Fairly different than post-2003 Solar Fields output. This album is a bit moodier than the rest, perhaps a bit more tense at times. It strays away from the docile morning sounds Ultimae is known for, only to return there in the end. Personally, I enjoy it the most out of all the Solar Fields output. Stellar.

"turn inside out... dissolve into a sea of energy..."
Skeleton-Man's avatar
Skeleton-Man
Owning most Ultimae releases I have to be frank; I don't offer all equal playing time. Reflective Frequencies, for instance, is one album I've never really taken a fancy to. Not that there is anything wrong with it. Chilled, dreamy, and amibient, it fits the Ultimae bill, but I appreciate a little more action.

Blue Light and Red Vortex therefore climbs well up my ladder of appreciation. This is still chill but with edge. Likewise Zone 12 easily provides atmosphere for a daze, but one for floating, not vegetalizing. Outlined Surfaces likewise.

As for the remainder, well, put on at the right hour they may serve as a nice back drop, but I have to be inspired to let this take me anywhere far.
Reticulum_Flux's avatar
Edited 15 years ago
The first album by Solar Fields reminds me very much of a soundtrack to some sci-fi PC game from the 90s. Not any in particular one, just the overall sound and mood. This album is a good fusion of downtempo and IDM. He became more ambient with later releases. The obvious influence of space is apparent here with the artwork and track titles (Red Vortex). I'd say I enjoy his later work better but this is a very worthy humble beginning. Tracks like Blue Light and Inherit Velocity really get me in the mood to watch a sci-fi movie with their deep, space-like rhythm. As one of Ultimae's first releases, this one is getting harder to find.