Album Review: Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
Reviewed by Padraic Halpin Source: (Ragged Words)
For better or (usually) worse, modern instrumental music tends to be lazily lumped into one of two categories: either you swell some of your instruments like Mogwai, or you use none at all, and toe the cinematic line. While Dublin/Wicklow duo Solar Bears may have committed everything on this, their debut LP, live to tape, they very much fall into the latter category. However, you don’t need to recognise a snippet of Jack Nicholson’s voice at the
Solar Bears She Was Coloured In
Reviewed by Javier Blánquez Source: (Playground)
Two interesting news items for enthusiasts of the inner world have coincided in time (within a day or two). One is the decision of the Charity Commission to consider Druidism as a religion in the UK, and not only a pagan practice for a few nuts who still believe that Merlin and King Arthur were historical figures. That is to say, that you yourself—if you are a citizen of Great Britain—can be a Druid in the same way that you can be a Muslim or a
Solar Bears – She Was Coloured In
Reviewed by Freddy Woodhouse Source: (craccum)
In a world that is beset by illegal wars, natural disasters and Michael Laws calibre racists, it is only natural that musicians should try to produce music chill enough to counteract a fundamentally un-chill world.
Unfortunately, most efforts have bounced off my thick, un-chill hide which has been hardened by study, angst, and the crushing disappointment of listening to bands that were thought to be chill, but were actually chronically
Review: Solar Bears – She Was Coloured In
Reviewed by Scrooge McFuck Source: (Mishkanyc)
Clocking in at nearly an hour, She Was Coloured In, the debut album from Irish duo Solar Bears, could not be appreciated in any other format but as a long-player. John Kowalski and Rian Trench pair live string and guitar instrumentation with an array of synths and digital effects to create a sort of anti-electronica that fights against the sometimes plastic coldness of the genre with organic warmth.
Sounding like a more guitar-heavy Emeralds,
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