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Overview: For over a decade Solarstone (Richard Mowatt) has been roadblocking dancefloors with a procession of illustrious club classics, all-out anthems and critically acclaimed albums. As a DJ, he performs weekly at clubs around the planet, and for globally recognized names like Cream, Amnesia, Ministry of Sound, Gatecrasher, Full-On-Ferry, Zouk & numerous others. Releases from ... Read more in Amazon's Solarstone Store

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  • Audio CD (11 Jun. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Black Hole Recording
  • ASIN: B007ZWQZC8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,794 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. PureSolarstone 6:55£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. JewelSolarstone with Clare Stagg 7:14£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Shake the DemonsSolarstone with Bill McGruddy 7:06£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. VoyagerSolarstone 7:52£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Where Do We Go from HereSolarstone with Betsie Larkin 4:54£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. FireislandSolarstone with Aly & Fila 6:26£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. RequiemSolarstone with Clare Stagg 6:45£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. FalconsSolarstone with Giuseppe Ottaviani 6:11£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. PleaseSolarstone 5:31£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The SpellSolarstone with Clare Stagg 5:13£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. LoversSolarstone 4:57£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Presence of the PastSolarstone 7:17£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. SwansongSolarstone with Hannah Magenta 5:50£0.69  Buy MP3 

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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 whom this 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 a certain 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 me

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Alan on 22 July 2012
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It's no surprise to anyone who has purchased Solarstone's Electronic Architecture compilation albums that his own album would be of similar quality. This is pure trance, in that it contains not only fast club tracks but also some much more downtempo vocal tracks. As Solarstone says in the album wallet, he wanted this album to showcase modern pure trance, and it certainly does that. Trance is an emotional and passionate genre, and Pure captures this very well indeed.
I suppose my only reason for a 4-star rating as opposed to a 5-star one is that, personally, I would like to have heard a few more of the driving club trance songs in replacement of the softer vocal ones. But because of the inclusion of the latter, this album could (and should, given its quality), appeal to a much wider audience than just trance purists. It's basically good, thoughtful and emotional music. And despite this minor criticism, the vocals used are all of good quality.
This album will also be a refreshing listen to anyone thinking that classic trance is fading into the ether. Solarstone, via both this album and his compilations, is demonstrating that it is well and truly alive and fresh.
My personal favourite track is 'Voyager' - an absolutely stunning song with tonnes of energy that, for me, sums up what Solarstone is all about.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ferret on 16 July 2012
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Having bought Touchstone earlier this year and playing it at every possible opportunity, it was inevitable that Solarstone would surpass themselves at some point. This they did with Pure. Truly wonderful and an album that makes my perfect top ten. Hints of Pink Floyd at times and no title track that has to be skipped. Keep up the good work and hopefully it wont be too long before another release.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr S on 8 July 2012
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A fantastic release from Solarstone, with the right mix of various styles, from the down-tempo 'Jewel' to my favourite trance track of the year so far 'Fireisland'. Not a single duff track on the whole album. This really is pure trance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anne on 28 May 2013
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By the third listen, cravings were established. Seriously high quality piece of work from Solarstone. Add it to your collection.
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By Nirupam Biswas on 23 Oct. 2013
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Amazing work, never ceases to enchant you. Fireisland and Please are two of my favourites, truly uplifting tracks. Highly recommend to all trance lovers.
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I came across Solarstone whilst browsing Amazon MP3 downloads - And I'm glad that I did! (In my view, Solarstone's in the same bracket as Chicane, who I'm a big fan of.)

I bought Pure and Touchstone at the same time, and initially preferred Touchstone, as I thought the tracks on Pure were too 'obviously great at the first listen' - which for me means I'm bored/irritated by their sound after a few weeks.

Touchstone is good, but I just can't get enough of Pure; other reviewers have singled out good tracks, and for me they're same - Fireisland, Requiem, The Spell and Jewel. Plus of course Pure.
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