Don Solaris [Deluxe Edition]

Don Solaris [Deluxe Edition]

by 808 State


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Although Manchester's first breakthrough acid house band hadn't disappeared entirely from the production scene, their sporadic recordings following 1993's Gorgeous were limited either to Japanese-only pressings or to members of their fan club, State to State. Don Solaris, the group's first widely available album in more than four years, is thus something of a return for the group. And somewhat surprisingly, it's accomplished stuff, successfully avoiding the twin slumps of blandness and derivativeness that so often attend the post-hiatus of once innovative groups. The album roams freely from anthemic acid house to trip-hop to jungle to dense, warping electro, with studio chops that raise well-written songs to a higher level of listenability. Although vocal contributions from the likes of M. Doughty of Soul Coughing, Louise Rhodes of Lamb, and James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers occasionally prove intrusive, the group deftly integrate pop song structure with a focused experimentalism. [3d Japan issued a Deluxe Edition in 2008.]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/23/2008
Label: 3d Japan
UPC: 4580132732315
catalogNumber: 1007/8
Rank: 150502

Album Credits

Performance Credits

808 State   Primary Artist
James Dean Bradfield   Vocals
Graham Massey   Group Member
Darren Partington   Group Member
Andy Barker   Group Member

Technical Credits

808 State   Composer,Writer,Formulation
Stone   Engineer
Paul Morley   Author
Graham Massey   Re-Release Producer
Danny Kadar   Engineer
Darren Partington   Re-Release Producer
Aidan Love   Engineer
Fish   Engineer
Andy Barker   Re-Release Producer
Don Solaris   Author
Michiharu Yasufuku   Retouching
Peter Gardiner   Executive Producer
Phil & Debi Jones   Engineer

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