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© SolarisHis third studio album, ‘Pure’ heralds the frontline return for DJ, producer, singer and songwriter, Solarstone (aka Richard Mowatt)...

A 13-track collection of new music, it features musical co-productions with artists like Aly & Fila and Giuseppe Ottaviani and vocal team-ups with singers including Betsie Larkin, Clare Stagg, Billy McGruddy and Hannah Magenta.

With the trance genre dividing and sub-dividing, rather than follow the fragmentation pack, in 2010 Solarstone diverted to record his concept album ‘Touchstone’. Now, two years on, he’s back with a new long-player and a new manifesto.

“I recorded this album as a reaction to all the riven division that’s crept into trance over the last 3 years. It’s a kickback against nonsense genre terminologies and a fight-back against the self-appointed style councils that try to tell us what music’s cool and what the latest must-like is. Against tracks that have such a mish-mash of sound styles that even their producers don’t know what they are making. This album is both a purification and celebration of the term TRANCE. I’m reclaiming it, for all those who just want to dance to music that takes them to another place, for whom this music is a feeling, a passion, a way of life. So I say: Vive La Trance! You need to be proud of what makes you feel good… To all of you who know your own minds, this album contains PURE trance - embrace it! ”Richard Mowatt, Solarstone – April 2012

Providing the perfect launch point for ‘Pure’, from its first propulsive beat to the opening sweep of its atomic synths, the title track of Solarstone’s new LP instantly addresses the big rooms. Clarifying that vision further, the celestially gazing ‘Voyager’ masses its booming drums to pulsate the speakers for a heart-in-mouth outer space ride.

With the Billy McGruddy-vocalled ‘Shake The Demons’, Richard re-establishes one of the most talked-about connections from his ‘Touchstone’ album. Following the club hits ‘Electric Love’ and ‘Is There Anyone Out There’, the pair’s latest co-production extends a different tone. Catching the mood of McGruddy’s hazy, higher-than-the-sun vocals, Solarstone directs them to the floor, backed by mesmeric synths and killer 303 churn.

“Pure Trance’ is a feeling, a passion which exists outside of contemporary musical fads and fashions. It is the bringing together of millions of fans for whomthis music is a way of life.”

Amongst its vocalists, ‘Pure’ debuts a very special new talent. Over the course of the album’s runtime, Clare Stagg’s folk-tinged delivery makes three stunning appearances. On current single ‘The Spell’, she brings absorbing lyrics, which balance aching lament with an un-crushable spirit of optimism. Don’t be fooled though… with its running bass, bleep-fuelled entrancing lead line and speaker baiting drums, behind ‘The Spell’s immersive vocal splendour beats the hypersonic heart of a floor dominator.

“Touchstone was recorded with at least one ear on the at-home listen.
‘Pure’ though is constructed predominantly for the club.”


Those on the hunt for the album’s ‘Seven Cities’/’4Ever’/’Touchstone’ moment won’t need to look any further than ‘Fireisland’. Co-produced with Egypt’s Aly & Fila, from the opening throb of its bass guitar and shimmering Med-head melodies, it works in Spanish guitar flecks and sun-kissed synths. On ‘Falcons’ meanwhile, Solarstone is sharing studio space with Italy’s Giuseppe Ottaviani, with the pair conjuring a seismic, uprush-ing number. With its calling female harmonies, breath-stealing synths and high-end horsepower production, ‘Falcons’ is pure trance served by the shot glass. Back in solo mode, on ‘Please’, Solarstone doesn’t back off the throttle for a second, creating a floor flamer that features the spoken vocal musings of acertain well-known 60s rock poet.

Where the drums drop out of the album, ‘Pure’ begins to move in more introspective directions. Backed by his sparse breakbeats and live strings, on ‘Where Do We Go From Here’ Richard duets with Betsie Larkin, for a raw, real and emotive vocal two-hander. Set against the mellow drama of chilled, beat-free ambience, ‘Swansong’ – the album’s fittingly titled closing track – sees Hannah Magenta’s heavenly choral refrain cut deep.

Solo, with vocalists old and new, and alongside heavyweight production collaborators, ‘Pure’ is album title and mission statement rolled into one. Taking its producer back to his grass roots, in the process he has distilled its sound. This is pure trance and ‘Pure’ Solarstone.

TRACKLIST:

01: Pure
02: Jewel (with Clare Stagg)
03: Shake The Demons (with Bill McGruddy)
04: Voyager
05: Where Do We Go From Here (with Betsie Larkin)
06: Fireisland (with Aly & Fila)
07: Requiem (with Clare Stagg)
08: Falcons (with Giuseppe Ottaviani)
09: Please
10: The Spell (with Clare Stagg)
11: Lovers
12: Presence Of The Past
13: Swansong (with Hannah Magenta)

RELEASE DATE: 21st May (Pre-order here!)

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