Solar Radiation

by Combat Astronomy

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about

Many moons ago a critically acclaimed album called 'Lunik' came out on the German adnoiseam record label. Its creator diligently worked on a successor called 'Solar Radiation' but alas, no one seemed to want to release it. Cordell Klier even did a lovely cover for it.

So he thought 'fuck this', forgot about the album, and went into a hermetic state for 3 years working on what would become The Dematerialised Passenger with an expanded lineup and lots of down tuned bass guitars, weird time sigs and aggro-hornwork. Standing on the prow of ship now dedicated to epic industrial-strength prog-jazz with real musicians - the more synthetic predecessors languished, perhaps too many bad memories of all that DJ inspired culture from the 90's when no one had bands and the sampler was the new guitar - or of listening to noise records *far too much*. Not that solar radiation is a noise record.

Finally this slaughtered lamb sees the light of day via digital download. Better than I remember - Rock and technoid rythymns struggle to the surface in a dense cinematic miasma of phased space loops and careful psychedelic montage; often exploding into geysers of noise and sound editing. The inklings of what would happen on Dematerialised are already appearing with the use of bass guitar and a sort of 'space rock' sensibility to some of it - but the overall atmosphere is quite particular (different than Lunik) and maybe even dare I say it ahead of its time.

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released April 1, 2002

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