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SOLARSTONE PRESENTS - ELECTRONIC ARCHITECTURE (SOLARIS INTERNATIONAL)
 
Solarstone is comfort food. While "Electronic Architecture" offers little in the way of surprise, it does deliver on consistency, serving up a steady dose of medicine. Soothing, vibrant and melodic trance fills all the considerable space to be occupied on 2 CDs. Splitting the difference between hard-ass trance-pounding and the more mellowd out variety, Solarstone finds a happy medium on this overwhelmingly pleasant set of 13 tracks times 2. A bit prog in its extendedness, "Electronic Architecture" doesn't rush right in; instead, it takes its time getting to know you. But it's a friendly conversation all through. It's never boring, even if it's not always exciting. The melodies are rich, the sound is roomy, the flow is faithful. Solarstone concocts a consciously understated epic feel with a fair share of vigor. It's to be expected. Solarstone has been doing this for a while. Anybody remember "Seven Cities"? That's a track I discovered way, way back on what was for me a seminal introduction to the genre - the mixed-by-Mark-Oliver CD "Timeless Trance" (an excellent comp of uplifting epic trance - buy it if you come across a copy of it ... even better, be proactive and go online to buy it because it's worth it ... but I digress, like that's anything new). So Solarstone has a pedigree, and it's in evidence here. -- review by Kristofer Upjohn


   

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