Easily 808 State's most experimental album, this really is all over the place, except in terms of quality. Each track boasts incredible complexions that make them all contrast each other perfectly. the instruments and sampling produce so much imagery, more than any other electronica I know . Best listened to repeatedly, and as a whole. Reply Notify me 6 Helpful. referencing Don Solaris, CD, Album, Sli, 0630-14356-2.
Don Solaris is an album by the British electronic music group 808 State. In October 2008, the album was reissued on ZTT Records and an additional bonus disc of unreleased and remixed tracks. Bond" (featuring Mike Doughty) – (5:09). Azura" (featuring Louise Rhodes) – (5:30). Black Dartagnon" – (5:30). Lopez" (featuring James Dean Bradfield) – (4:17). Mooz" (featuring Ragga) – (4:35).
180 gram audiophile vinyl. Printed innersleeves. The music on this album is diverse, exploring many formats and styles. This album may upon first listen sound too much like a techno-rock crossover. But it is far from that - this music is foremost moody, deep, and full of risks. Vocals are featured on this track, as well as a string bass and harmonica, bell sounds and chimes. Bird" and "Azura" throw the listener into a more bass heavy and danceable space.
Although Manchester's first breakthrough acid house band hadn't disappeared entirely from the production scene, their sporadic recordings following 1993's Gorgeous were limited either to Japanese-only pressings or to members of their fan club, State to State. And somewhat surprisingly, it's accomplished stuff, successfully avoiding the twin slumps of blandness and derivativeness that so often attend the post-hiatus of once innovative groups