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Solarpunk

by theAdelaidean

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Dave Aftandilian
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Dave Aftandilian Listening to this album, I feel my face turning toward the Sun like a flower, its brightness and warmth filling me with joy and firing my imagination. A solarpunk might say: what if our buildings could do the same, organically turning as plants do to follow the path of the Sun, maximizing energy capture for their inhabitants? Viewed through a DIY creative lens, the Sun’s shimmering radiance can be a source of wonder, hope, and positive inspiration to light our way forward.
jcfarrell
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jcfarrell Your Use of Sound is delightful.
Gary Zaepfel
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Gary Zaepfel Absolutely amazing soundscapes! Such a treat.
PhilPDX50
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PhilPDX50 Solarpunk is full of subtly shifting sonic textures, with very little in the way of musical structure... no discernible beats or melodies to latch onto. Practically perfect in every way. Favorite track: Gathering Dawn.
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deepspacemusic This album has softly called me back. Dreams of Utopia is so confident in it's sense of perfection that it's almost ego-less. It doesn't need to do anything other than radiate. Stunning really. Favorite track: Dreams of Utopia.
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For fans of: ambient, drone, space music

With his seventh Projekt release, Australian ambient composer theAdelaidean draws on the growing Solarpunk uprising for inspiration. A genre and art movement that envisions how the world might look when humanity solves its major contemporary challenges - sustainability, climate change and pollution - Solarpunk combines the brightest visions of this generation into an optimistic future for everyone. SOLARPUNK the album teases parallels with this movement through the sun, source of all life and hope for an ethical existence on Earth.

Like all of theAdelaidean’s albums, SOLARPUNK is both a departure and a return from previous creations, painting new vistas from synth-driven palettes while embracing the more speculative and conceptual side of his muse. Each track is a sketch of what may unfold as our world shifts toward a “Bright Green Future” and the unknowns that await us there. From the layered chords of “Gathering Dawn” to the cautionary percussive notes of “Cyberlight,” a hopeful thread of implied melody winds delicately along the album’s spine, haunting the music through waves and cycles of (“Luminous”) harmonies. The high notes of “Dreams of Utopia” lead us to “The Maker’s Journey,” with its unexpected evolutions and returns punctuated by perfect moments of consonant clarity. Drones lay patient pathways to the “Tipping Point” and beyond: to our quest to “Embrace the Sun,” which concludes in a new future where new adventures await.

Composed in vivid rushes throughout an intense period of teaching and writing, theAdelaidean brings some of the storytelling force of alter ego Sean Williams to SOLARPUNK, giving it an urgency that befits our times. From the fulcrum, all change is possible. All we need to do is apply the right force.

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Projekt Records Portland, Oregon

Projekt is America's premier independent label specializing in passionately intense introspective music in the ambient, electronic, ethereal & darkwave genres.

39-year-old Projekt is home to Steve Roach, Erik Wøllo, Michael Stearns, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Aurelio Voltaire and many others. The label continues to nurture the careers of its select roster of artists.
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