With a little indie electronic inflection and a flush of plush textures, Solstis weave a cohesive downtempo dreamscape, As The Sun Hits (Vol. 1). The inaugural volume of what will develop into a three-part series seamlessly stretches its organic instrumentation across four tracks: “Lost,” “About You,” “Miss You,” and “Horizon.”
The sonic sentience that permeates As The Sun Hits (Vol. 1) is first audible on the opening number, “Lost.” Rushing melodies entangle with airy male vocals and the metal of guitar strings; this coupling effects an atmospheric sort of bliss.
Duly the most vocal-centric of the four constituting cuts and the track on which the indie influence is most prominently expressed, “About You” represents another part of Solstis’ constructive capacity. Gossamer collections of chords twinkle to strike tonal contrast with the grain of guitar riffs on “Miss You” and “Horizon.”
The cerebral craftsmanship of As The Sun Hits (Vol. 1), its emotive character, and the fluidity with which it unfurls: these are all elements that underscore Solstis as a multi-instrumental production duo deserving of a musical bookmark. Solstis are notable for their triumph in Electric Forest’s 2015 Discovery Project, an initiative that cultivates untapped electronic talent.
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