Sol Distorsion
Sol Distorsion


4.0
excellent

Review

by Nine USER (8 Reviews)
April 12th, 2019 | 89 replies


Release Date: 2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Adrift in a blissful haze.

When we want to experience a sort of dreamy state, we look for an escape. Stress is common within everyone, and music is a prime candidate to help alleviate it. For listeners who enjoy an engaging soundscape of echoing chords and vocals, that's where Sol Distorsion comes into play. Based in Osaka, Japan and with their self-titled record of shoegaze/psychedelic rock, they plan to immerse you into a cloudy yet enthralling trek through kaleidoscopic transitions. Opening with rattling cymbals and dissonant riffs, the band gives you an effective introduction to what's in store throughout the record. Distant vocals can be heard through the auditorial haze and can evoke a feeling akin to a trance. While it might seem that things, later on, will sound mellowed and down-tempo, Sol Distorsion suddenly hits you with "Blood Red Moon". As it emits an exuberant composition of firm, upbeat riffs, the cryptic and distant vocal approach adds to the psychedelic experience. As the band is guiding you through these passages, the tone begins to set it. Though, Sol Distorsion has a curveball prepared.

After wading through the auditorial mist for a while, it begins to clear up. Instead of the riffs leading the song, the drums and the vocals start to take the forefront as things start to sound foreboding (contrasting from the uplifting sense heard earlier). While still maintaining the immersive qualities heard earlier, the tone of the record starts to sound somber, though refreshing. As a mellow, echoing guitar riff and a calming vocal verse eases you on the closing track "Iris", you're then immediately thrown into a finale of the rumbling haze that you were once familiar with. Completely washing the listener over with hard-hitting percussions and alluring, low-tuned riffs as it eventually concludes the experience into a subdued outro. In the end, with the ongoing vibrational sound and optimistic quality, the record instills a feeling of catharsis. Each song contains a sort of unique identity with memorable highlights in the guitar compositions simultaneously complemented by the cryptic vocal performance. Structurally, the record is pretty sound and offers a variety of different types of heavy-hitting hitting ideas amongst the four songs present. With the captivating compositions of "Sol" and the refreshing pace of "Bloom" midway through, it makes for an interesting rollercoaster of the two styles of music. Honestly, it feels somewhat quintessential for those who want to find a pleasant break-away from reality.

Overall Rating 4/5
Standout Tracks: Blood Red Moon, Iris



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9Hammer
April 12th 2019


124 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Decided to keep things short and sweet here. Hopefully not too short, lol. You can stream the album here: https://soldistorsion.bandcamp.com/album/sol-distorsion





Papa Universe
April 12th 2019


20560 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sol disPOSion

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9Hammer
April 12th 2019


124 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I thank you kindly, Papa Universe! I like doing these sorts of reviews to at least give my thoughts on the band in addition to shouting them out, in a sense.

Green Baron
April 12th 2019


24460 Comments


Solcial Distortion

DungeonBoy
April 12th 2019


5802 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'm lost, is this a user's project?

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9Hammer
April 12th 2019


124 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

It is! Apparently, Dewinged/Budgie are affiliated with the project from what I'm seeing.

kevbogz
April 12th 2019


1043 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

rips. vocals remind me of The Angelic Process

DungeonBoy
April 12th 2019


5802 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

the dynamic duo! in that case i'll have to give it a proper listen. Cheers!

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
April 12th 2019


15498 Comments


Whoa! Thanks for writing this up dude. Awsm rev!

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9Hammer
April 12th 2019


124 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Much appreciate Dewinged, and I'm glad that you enjoyed the review.

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
April 13th 2019


15498 Comments


Yeah man, well written and you captured perfectly what I tried to convey with the music, so I'm really grateful!

9Hammer
April 13th 2019


124 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Never thought I'd see the day where a review I made is featured on the frontpage. I'm genuinely thankful of it!

kevbogz
April 13th 2019


1043 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

good job men

manosg
Staff Reviewer
April 13th 2019


11601 Comments


Props to the reviewer and the artist. Great job guys!

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
April 13th 2019


15498 Comments


Oh.

My.

Goodness.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
April 13th 2019


42583 Comments


u spelt distortion wrong just thought id let u kno

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auberginedreams
April 13th 2019


6318 Comments


Somehow I didn’t notice until now.

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SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
April 13th 2019


8909 Comments


tor·sion
/ˈtôrSHən/
noun: the action of twisting or the state of being twisted, especially of one end of an object relative to the other.
MATHEMATICS: the extent to which a curve departs from being planar.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
April 13th 2019


42583 Comments


sar·casm
/ˈsärˌkazəm/
noun
the use of irony to mock or convey contempt.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
April 13th 2019


42583 Comments


jib noun (1)
Definition of jib (Entry 2 of 3)
: a triangular sail set on a stay extending usually from the head of the foremast to the bowsprit or the jibboom
also : the small triangular headsail on a sloop



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