Solaroid / First Wave
Album: First Wave   Collection:General
Artist:Solaroid   Added:Jan 2003
Label:Kooks Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-05-19 Pull Date: 2003-07-21 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jul 13 Jun 1 May 25
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 11, 2003: 15 Miles til Sunday
3. May 23, 2003: The Digital/Analog War
2. May 30, 2003: The Digital/Analog War
The Hermit

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-05-05
Ambient/electronics music, fairly busy but soft/moody overall. With airy, cavernous vocals, some in English, some who-knows-what. Very melodic stuff. Even the darker tracks have a new-agey harmlessness to them.

Most tracks traverse multiple phases, so they don't get too monotonous.

Most tracks segue.

1*- Slow, almost reggae-like deep beat. Low, echoey spoken vocals. Chaotic intro including water splashing sounds.
2- Mellow, almost new-agey groove. Pretty. Sounds a bit like cirque-du-soleil kind of music.
3- Dark, lots of water splashing
4*- Midtempo groove, shadowy. Gets all floaty at the end.
5- Moody synth intro, another midtempo groove
6- Sad cello and gunfire, then belllls
7*- Serene. Off-tempo feel.
8- Peaceful, with brash sci-fi percussion effects
9- Slow, peaceful guitar

Track Listing
1. Travelinside   5. Anubis
2. The Serpent Holder   6. Resurrection
3. Avatar   7. The Hermit
4. Innocence   8. Spider
  9. Forgiven