Electronic Architecture² Ready to Rise...
2 years ago this month Solarstone released the compilation album 'Electronic Architecture'… Nominated for Best Compilation at the 2010 IDMAs it also won press plaudits for its imaginative concept, with Tilllate hailing it as "a magical blend of music, art and design" & DJ Mag calling it "a genuine gem". Now the follow up to the boundary breaking compilation adventure is near. "Electronic Architecture²' captures the essence of what we all love about trance" says MIXMAG, giving it April's Trance Album of the Month and as designated by its 'squared2' tag, its not a 'Pt.II', but an evolutionary next stage in the story. Electronic Architecture² is ready to unfold a landmark sound-design. Using super-immersive mixing techniques crossed with bespoke graphic aspects, its geometric/isometric futuristic sky-cities are ready to rise again! Explore on...
EA² Microsite: YOU Become the Electronic Architect!
Housing the Art aspect of Electronic Architecture²'s multi-media release is its incredible portal. There - in another first for Solarstone - you are able to deconstruct EA²'s cover art and re-build your own vision of its spectacular towering super-structure! As the release date approaches clips of the music will be premiered there and will provide the soundtrack to this powerful, flexible, yet easy-use tool. You can enjoy a immersive interactive graphical, musical experience, unlike anything you've seen/heard before! Point your mouse here … and become the Electronic Architect!
One Incredible Competition!!
To tie in with the album's release, we've got an incredible competition (with a fantastic prize!) for you to enter. We want you to design your own version of the its front cover. Sound tough? It's not! Using the Electronic Architect tool you can build, flip, move and recolour its sections. Once you're happy with your creation, hi-res screenshot it and send it to EAcompetition@solarstone.co.uk. The comp is open until the 5th of May so you've got plenty of time to get your entry in. The winner will get a framed, one-of-a-kind A2 reproduction of your design alongside the original's artwork + a sackload of other 'EA²' goodies!
EA² Music appears via Soundcloud:
From the start of next month, fed out of Solarstone's soundcloud channell, each and ever track from the new album will premiere on the microsite. From Prog greats, Hybrid, Tilt and Medway among them, to EA1 alumni inc. Majera and Jahawi + the completely new, yet-to-be-heard names like Piotro, Aerium and Offo Ezzy, the tracks Solarstone has been uncovering and signing over the last nine months will be previewed. Automatically uploaded to the microsite, they'll unfurl to provide the soundtrack to your design recreations.
01. Reconstructed Intro
02. Matvey Emerson - Prizma (Reconstruction)
03. Piotro - Mist (Reconstruction)
04. Nick Stoynoff - Tokyo Nights
05. Daniel Mahaud - Winter Solstice (Sunn Jellie Remix)
06. Piotro - Uncontrollable
07. Abdomen Burst ft. Yavanndiel - Solar Eclipse
08. Hybrid - Numb (Kill City Sounds 03 Remix Reconstruction)
09. Solarstone - Big Wheel
10. Alucard - Sliver
11. Kazusa & Shingo Nakamura - Dice
12. Aerium - Icedive (Reconstruction)
13. Poonyk & Oxide - Weekend
14. Elfsong - Eta Carinae
01. Aeron Aether & Embliss - A New Dawn (Reconstruction)
02. Janeiro & Sovt - Dreams Of The Sea
03. Mike St Jules - Vespera (Reconstruction)
04. Jahawi - Nairobi to London
05. Solarstone - Touchstone (Orkidea Remix)
06. Medway - Resurrection (Proff Remix)
07. Baltic Sound - Searchers Lane
08. Ozo Effy - White Wind
09. Peter Liu - City Of Dreams
10. Majera - Escapade
11. Tilt - I Dream (Nick Rowland Remix)
12. Almar - Wasted Time
13. Active Limbic System - Vanity
14. DJ Orion & J.Shore Architect's Dream (Dub)