Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
Reviewed by Louise Brailey Source: (NME)
Since disco’s colonisation by hirsute Scandinavians it’s become far cooler to hoard records with
galaxy vistas on their sleeves than it should be. Dublin duo Solar Bears may follow a similar path to Prins Thomas et al – stretching sheer synths and languid beats into prog oblivion – but they plot the course with sun spots in their eyes. The results are charming, taking Vangelis-style futurism (‘Twin Stars’), cosmic disco galvinised from overdriven guitar flourishes (‘Crystalline’), and, most gloriously, pastoral romanticism that sounds like it’s been stripped from a decayed VHS copy of Le Mepris (‘Cub’). Totally uncool. Totally brilliant.
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