Thursday, April 23, 2009

SOLIS LACUS-S/T, LP, 1975, BELGIUM





Supple and subtly devastating jazz rock that seems to float a few feet off the ground from this offshoot of Placebo, who were effectively Belgium's answer to Nucleus, something that could equally be said about Solis Lacus as well. Thats the sort of factoid guaranteed to assure pricked ears and plastered grins in my social orbit and these cats make it all just sound so bloody effortless; their liquidly expanding and contracting rhythmic sense, elegiac Ian Carr-like trumpet phrasing and overall aerated Rhodes-washed atmospherics causing this at different times to glance off of both Transit Express and Hal Galper as well. Monster caliber.


note: pictured are front covers of both pressings of this album.

Note: link removed as this has now been reissued on Heavenly Sweetness.

10 comments:

Hanimex 3000 said...

seems promising. Thanks!

Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

looking great. I am gonna try it.
thank you

Anonymous said...

thank you
like #3 + 4
oungli

nochesamarillasg said...

hola, write you from |tucumán| (Argentine) |exelente| dials, single had listened to a subject in the radius, thanks for the material, |chris|

nochesamarillasg said...

hola,te escribo desde tucumán(argentina) exelente disco,solo había escuchado un tema en la radio,gracias por el material, chris

tjaptjap said...

Solis Lacus is way cool, thanks for sharing !!!

xpehob said...

detailed info:

http://www.michelherr.com/common/cd_pages/solis_lacus.html

Charles said...

thanks for this post. any chance you have michel herr's perspective album, or know where to get it for download?
thanks,
BUC

teamster said...

I've heard this is good so I was looking for it. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Just out on Heavenly Sweetness (lp + cd)!