Out June 19 on Bronson Recordings, Solaris unleash the weird, noisy Un Paese di musichette mentre fuori c’è la morte. Check out the video for “Podio” with us first.
“‘Podio’ is the opening song of our new album,” the band explain. “It’s a fast and claustrophobic song in which fuzzes and distortions take the lead. Compared to the other songs on the album, ‘Podio’ is the most instinctive and direct one. It was entirely mixed at the legendary BC STUDIO in Brooklyn, NY by Martin Bisi. He did an excellent job, being able to translate the impact we wanted for the song into the mixing process.”
Formed in 2015 near Cesena and Mercatino Conca (Italy), Solaris are a 90s-infused, heavy noise quatuor whose name pays tribute to sci-fi writer Stanislaw Lem and also to the band Failure, one of their greatest inspirations. After a year of rehearsals, the band released their first EP, L’Orizzonte degli eventi, in early 2017, recorded at StoneBridge Studio (Cesena) by Andrea Cola and Alan Fantini, and mastered by Stefano Cappelli at Creative Mastering.
The EP features special guest Andrea Fioravanti (Postvorta) playing guitars on “Leviatano.” The record was self-released but then re-issued by Floppy Dischi and Drown Within in 2018.
Two years of touring had Solaris share the stage with esteemed heavy stoner bands like P.I.L, Ufomammut, Sacri Monti, Mood, Marnero, Fuzz Orchestra, Johnny Mox, Buñuel, and Asino eCosmetic. In December 2019, after a pre-production session at StoneBridge Studio, they returned to the studio to record their debut full-lengh.