Solaris - 2024 Reissue

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Record Label
Proper Records

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'Modus Operandi' had been released in 1997 and was both a critical and
commercial success, underlining Photek as something of a shadowy leading figure in the world of drum and bass, after his apprenticeship in the preceding years with Metalheadz. 'Solaris', appearing three years later was eagerly anticipated; it found Photek playing with form and genre.

'Glamorama', with its heavily echoed treatment of artist Marie- Jos Jongerius' voice sounds not unlike something from David Byrne and Brian Eno's classic cutups of 'My Life In The Bush of Ghosts'. Where 'Solaris' departs from its predecessor is the beautiful deep house of ‘Mine To Give’ and ‘Can't Come Down’ both featuring Chicago legend Robert Owens on vocals that added heart to Photek's techno soul. However, as if to silence his critics, the relentless eight-and-a half minutes of 'Infinity' showed that few could push the boundaries of drum and bass as could Photek.


1. Terminus
2. Juno
3. Glamourama
4. Mine To Give
5. Can’t Come Down
6. Infinity
7. Solaris
8. Halogen
9. Lost Blue Heaven
10. Under The Palms

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