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Solomon Grey – Solomon Grey (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Solomon Grey – Solomon Grey (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 00:51:30 minutes | 551 MB | Genre: Electro
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Artwork: Front cover | © Universal Music GmbH

Solomon Grey may as yet be relatively unknown on the music scene apart, but the London due of Joe Wilson and Tom Kingston are to release their eponymous first studio album on Universal Music. Although mostly electronic & ambient, the album is perfect for showcasing their production and cinematic skills. Dark 80s pop, soul and even folk surface and resurface among the layered synthesizers, strings and gentle piano which accompany Wilson’s impressive vocals. A hi-res album to discover on Qobuz.

London-based musical duo Solomon Grey comprises musicians Tom Kingston and Joe Wilson, who initially met in Wilson’s hometown of Oxford. Bonding through their shared love of music, the duo soon started being creative together, drawing influences from James Murphy and Little Dragon. It wasn’t until they made a move to the West Coast of Ireland, without the distractions of the city life in London, that they made music under the Solomon Grey moniker. After a while, Kingston decided to move to Australia but was soon to be followed by Wilson; they moved their studio equipment, too, and the pair would spend two years there writing and producing music and honing their sound. Upon their return to the U.K. in early 2013, the duo teamed up with the Black Butter label to release their debut single “Gen V” to critical acclaim, especially on British national radio station BBC Radio One. Its follow-up “Firefly” followed in late 2013. Aside from their main focus on the band, the pair also scored soundtracks for film and television with the The Wild Atlantic Way, a film created for Irish tourism, as well as the BFI feature film Gozo. Third single “Electric Baby” arrived accompanied by an interactive video created in conjunction with Google. The vocal work of Solomon Grey has been lent to a variety of projects, including U.S. deep house producer Lane 8 for his 2014 single “Diamonds”.

01 – Right Now
02 – Epitaph
03 – Sweet 84
04 – Last Century Man
05 – Electric Baby
06 – Broken Light
07 – The Rift
08 – See You There
09 – Slow Motion Picture
10 – Gascarene Sound
11 – Hidden Planes
12 – Choir To The Wild (Extended)


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