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Solar Bears – Wild Flowers

3. February 2016

The low down

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Boards Of Canada had donned a new guise, and started putting secret releases out.

This is not the Scottish lads of yore, however. This is Irish duo Solar Bears AKA John Kowalski and Rian Trench who are incredibly hard *not* to compare to both BoC and Ulrich Schnauss in both sound and feel.

Still – who said there wasn’t enough of this type of music in the world? Sometimes the best thing to listen to in the closing throws of Winter are warm glowing melodies, dusty projector percussion, borderline-80s throwback snares and a whole heap of detuned synths.

The video you see is directed by Michael Robinson, and is the culmination of months of shooting footage on both 16mm and 8mm film in the Mid-Atlantic region of America.

The track you hear comes from the advance single “Wild Flowers” which precedes the album “Advancement” due March 18 on Sunday Best Recordings. You can pre-order on iTunes or CD/LP.

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