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ARTIST
TITLE
Olari
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SM 018CD SM 018CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/20/2005

"Martin Wigger's second album departs significantly from the predominantly ambient and soundscape leanings of I-XIV released back in 2002. Martin's preoccupation here is with beat constructions, as intricate as some of his label mates but sacrificing none of the flow and rhythmic coercion for which the label is gathering a plethora of advocates. Each track is named after a disassembled piece of the word Solarium -- and what we glimpse here is a related set of pieces, readily involved with serious bass-lines and chattering, implosive beat constructions. The format is unabashed and electronic, 'Olar' subscribing to some of the best tenets of the much maligned IDM genre, 'Ulr' is brave enough to takes the beat squarely into holy territory, looking to revive the adrenaline rush on hearing Autechre's seldom surpassed 'Tri Repetae' for the first time. 'Muir' settles on a refined, subtle take on the Spezialmaterial sound, built specifically for rocking European underground venues to their very foundations. The sounds here are developed, considered, dark and light, more abstract perhaps than Solarium's previous work."