• Solar Bears – She Was Coloured In

    Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In

    Reviewed by Bowlegs Source: (Bowlegs)

    <b> Solar Bears </b> - She Was Coloured In

    Irish duo Solar Bears created quite a buzz with their debut EP – Inner Sunshine – last year. Now they have followed it up with an impressively appealing synth-based debut album.

    Opening track ‘Forest of Fountains’ begins with a Jack Nicolson voiced sample from the 1975 existential art-house movie, ‘The Passenger’, which is an early indicator of the vibe Solar Bears are going for here. The influence of cinema pervades all, not least in the band’s own
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  • Solar Bears – She Was Coloured In

    Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In

    Reviewed by Uknown Source: (Pinpointmusic)

    <b> Solar Bears </b> - She Was Coloured In

    The latest up and comers to arise from established electronic label Planet Mu are Solar Bears. Having already reviewed their Inner Sunshine EP in August, I was eager to get my hands on the duos full length effort.

    One of my complaints of Inner Sunshine EP was that it was, if you like, overly pleasant. The general cohesion favoured by the band naturally allows for atmosphere more than stand out individual efforts, but there has to be a balance of both, in my
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  • Solar Bears She Was Coloured In [

    Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In

    Reviewed by Zach Kelly Source: (Pitchfork)

    <b> Solar Bears </b> - She Was Coloured In

    Ireland's Solar Bears are clearly into sci-fi. Their name is a nod to Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's classic 1972 film, Solaris, about a psychologist who is haunted by what he perceives to be his dead wife aboard a space station. And while it's easy to call up images of oceanic planets while listening to the duo's debut LP, She Was Coloured In, conjuring the emotionally complex and ruminative themes at work in a film like Solaris is much more difficult. Solar Bears
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  • SOLAR BEARS She Was Coloured In 10/10 review

    Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In

    Reviewed by THEYDON BOIS Source: (Vice Magazine)

    <b> Solar Bears </b> - She Was Coloured In

    A reclusive duo from some Celtic rural idyll with straw in their sampler who concoct ragged, blissed-out disco jams and curdled sci-fi funk? Yep, Solar Bears have probably heard one or two Boards of Canada records in the past, but their enchanting take on sepia-synthed nostalgia means there’s more to this Irish pair than a broken Bagpuss VHS and their uncle’s Vangelis compilation. Heavily atmospheric and sounding like it was made in a garden shed in 1976, She Was
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