Solar Fields ‎– Leaving Home

Ultimae Records ‎– inre 017
CD, Album, Mixed

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1 Home
Vocals, Percussion – Magnus Birgersson
2 Time Slide
Vocals, Veena, Sitar, Percussion – Magnus Birgersson
3 Insum
Instruments [Harmonical Acoustic Instruments] – Magnus Birgersson
4 Star Fruit 1:05
5 Magnetosphere (Star Fruit Part 2) 2:44
6 Stereo Hypnosis (Magnetosphere Part 2) 4:08
7 Air Song
Guitar, Vocals – Magnus Birgersson
8 Cocoon Moon (Glastonbury Festival 2005 Mix) 10:36
9 Monogram 15:44
10 Times Are Good
Guitar – Magnus Birgersson
11 Leaving Home 7:27

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All tracks recorded at Studio Jupiter - Göteborg - Sweden.
Distribution By: [] - Arabesque - Topplers - Chaos Unlimited - Farfield - Saiko Sounds - Karbon Distribution - Wirikuta - Psyshop - Backroads...

(c) & (p) on this compilation 2005 Ultimae records

Released in Digipak.

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  • Barcode (Text): 3 760121 020055
  • Barcode (String): 3760121020055
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 0509019 02242AA2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 0509019 WWW.GEDM.COM 02242AA1
  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DRNFRM007 Solar Fields Leaving Home(12xFile, FLAC, Album, RM) Droneform Records DRNFRM007 Sweden 2019
DRNFRM007 Solar Fields Leaving Home(12xFile, FLAC, Album, RM, 24b) Droneform Records DRNFRM007 Sweden 2020
SIDE2019.07 Solar Fields Leaving Home(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sidereal SIDE2019.07 Italy 2019 Sell This Version
SIDE2019.07LP Solar Fields Leaving Home(2xLP, Album, RM) Sidereal SIDE2019.07LP Italy 2019 Sell This Version
SIDE2019.07LP Solar Fields Leaving Home(2xLP, Album, RM, Bro) Sidereal SIDE2019.07LP Italy 2019 Sell This Version


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March 6, 2013

This is one of the most profound musical experiences I've had to date. I almost couldn't believe this was produced by a human, but it goes to show that we're capable of such beautiful things. So pure, dreamlike, and up-lifting. It makes everything feel as though it's one Spirit, and this life is just a ride.


March 6, 2013
edited over 8 years ago

Double post. Great album.


August 12, 2010

In my opinion, this is one of the best albums of all time and it still sits among my top 5 favorite albums ever.

This may sound trite but if intelligent extraterrestrials ever judge the human race as unredeemable savages, I would like this album to stand as eloquent defense.

There's just one thing I would like to touch on I didn't see emphasized in the other (wonderfully written) reviews: Air Song is one of those epic masterpieces that is almost difficult to wrap your mind around. It makes you feel great to be alive and hearing such things!


July 3, 2006
edited over 14 years ago

Solar Fields has matured a great deal since his last release Blue Moon Station in 2003. This album is full of fantastic mildly experimental floating chillout tracks. It's not really ambient in the true meaning of the word, but I guess you can call this ambient if you want.
I enjoy every moment of this album and this really states that nothing bad can come out from Ultimae.
Just wonderful fairytale-like album that should be found on every downtempo fans collection.


May 30, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
A pretty amazing album. Nothing else out there quite sounds like Solar Fields' style. Spacey ambience with guitar strings often added in and occasionally even distant vocals. The end result is very pleasing and I can't think of any other chill album that recreates the images this one provokes.

Some favorites of mine are Home, Time Slide and Insum. Great stuff. Make sure you check out his Extended album if you like Leaving Home.. its the sister album to it so to speak.


November 23, 2005
edited over 15 years ago

Sonic chromatographies and equal differences…

Magnus Birgersson from Gøteborg, Sweden is one of the living chill-legends... Yeah, pretty much everything he has released has been solid gold – the previous two SL albums + the H.U.V.A. Network album + all the amazing compilation tracks… This guy is the ambient armadillo! And who else than Solar Fields could pull off a stunt like releasing two full length albums simultaneously!? Yeah – this is the ‘regular’ album whereas Extended is more of a concept thing (review to follow shortly!)… As mentioned above, Solar Fields has yet to let me down, and I’ve been looking forward to this album for a long time… Released on my fav’e chill-label Ultimae, this *has* to be good… Let’s find out…

Unique is the keyword here – this album is totally unique… The level of experimentation is unparalleled and style wise, this crosses back and forth between more genres than I care to count… But it’s still unmistakable Solar Fields down to the very last second… You wanna know what it really is? … It’s talent! The vast composing talents of Mr. Magnus Birgersson – the ambient armadillo! This is by far his most mature album – it’s definitely not as easily accessible as some of his previous instalments, but what is lacks in ‘easy listening’ it makes up for in fertility… This album is ripe of the bone, and will serve the listeners for light years to come… Give the extrovert parts some time to grow on you, and I’m sure they’ll come around… Most of them have for me!

As always with Ultimae, everything is top-drawer material here. From the beautiful artwork, down to the very last well-mastered second of audio-bliss… A safe buy for any fan of experimental ambient seasoned with nonconformist musical warps, twists and turns… Audio anarchy! Now stop reading, and go order this album… It’s amazing! … Enjoy!

Favourites: 2, 3(!!), 7(!), 9, 10(!!), 11(!)


November 11, 2005
edited over 15 years ago

Here Magnus Birgersson has changed his style.
Much more simplicity and acoustics than complex digital programming like in the former two albums (obviously two jewels of trance/ambient fairy).
It sounds easy listening.
Too much if you ask me.
Speaking from my spot, it lacks of depth and I dislike.

But the "Extended album" which goes along is quite a big revelation of sweetness and magics in sound design!!!
Check it!!!!!