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Solarstone : Eastern Sea (Martin Roth Mix)
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Solarstone : Eastern Sea (Photo Electric Mix)
Solarstone : Eastern Sea (MORPH vs. Scirocco Remix)
Solarstone : Eastern Sea (Woody Van Eyden Mix)
Solarstone : Eastern Sea (Underwater Remix)
Solarstone : The Calling (Jonas Steur Remix)
Solarstone : The Calling (Beatseekers Mix)
Solarstone : The Calling (Chillout Version)
Solarstone : Rain Stars Eternal
Solarstone : Rain Stars Eternal (Agnelli And Nelson Remix)
Solarstone : Spectrum (Parts 1 & 2)
Solarstone : Spectrum (Duderstadt Remix)
Solarstone : Spectrum (Santiago Nino Remix)
Solarstone , FtEssence: Lunar Rings (Extended Album Mix)
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Solarstone , FtEssence: Lunar Rings (Tritonal Remix)
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Solarstone , FtElizabeth Fields: Part Of Me (Stellar Mix)
Solarstone , FtElizabeth Fields: Part Of Me (Thrillseekers Remix)
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Solarstone , FtElizabeth Fields: Part Of Me (Extended Album Version)
Solarstone , FtElizabeth Fields: Part Of Me (Thrillseekers Dub)
Tenth Planet : Ghosts (Solarstone Remix)
Tenth Planet : Ghosts (Solarstone Dub)
Solarstone & Alucard : Late Summer Fields (Ferry Corsten Remix)
Solarstone & Alucard : Late Summer Fields (Forerunners Club Mix)
Solarstone & Alucard : Late Summer Fields (Tenishia Remix)
Solarstone & Alucard : Late Summer Fields (Alucard's Shadow Lord Remix)
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Solarstone & Alucard : Late Summer Fields (Forerunners Dub)
Solarstone & Alucard : Late Summer Fields (Original Radio Mix)
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Solarstone , FtBill McGruddy: Electric Love (Elfsong Remix)
Solarstone , FtBill McGruddy: Electric Love (Rafael Frost Remix)
Solarstone , FtBill McGruddy: Electric Love (Rafael Frost Dub)
Solarstone , FtBill McGruddy: Electric Love (Video Mix)
Solarstone , FtBill McGruddy: Electric Love (Bottin Remix)
Solarstone , FtBill McGruddy: Electric Love (Bottin Dub)
Solarstone , FtBill McGruddy: Electric Love (Royal Sapien Remix)
Solarstone , FtBill McGruddy: Electric Love (Royal Sapien Dub)
Solarstone : Touchstone (Club Mix)
Solarstone : Touchstone (Aly & Fila Remix)
Solarstone : Touchstone (Forerunners Remix)
Solarstone : Touchstone (Cassino & Laben Remix)
Solarstone : Touchstone (Album Version)
Solarstone : Touchstone (Video Mix)
Solarstone : Touchstone (Estiva Remix)
Solarstone : Touchstone (Electrovoya Remix)
Solarstone : Touchstone (Abdomen Burst Remix)
Solarstone : Touchstone (Abdomen Burst Dub Mix)
Solarstone , FtBill McGruddy: Is There Anyone Out There? (Nude Mix)
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Solarstone , FtBill McGruddy: Is There Anyone Out There? (Smashing Atoms Remix)
Solarstone , FtBill McGruddy: Is There Anyone Out There? (Smashing Atoms Remix Instrumental)
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Solarstone : Big Wheel (Electronic Architecture 2 Dub)
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Solarstone & Orkidea : Zeitgeist (Dennis Sheperd Remix)
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Orkidea : Unity (Solarstone Pure Mix)
Orkidea & Solarstone : Slowmotion II (Winkee Remix)
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Solarstone : Solarcoaster
Solarstone : Black Finished Chrome
Solarstone : Release
Solarstone : Speak In Sympathy
Solarstone : Seven Cities
Solarstone : The Calling
Solarstone : Intracity
Solarstone : Jump The Next Train
Solarstone : Crashing
Solarstone : Like A Waterfall
Solarstone : Shimmering Little Morphs
Solarstone : Greenlight
Solarstone : Late Summer Fields
Solarstone : Jabberwock
Solarstone : Like A Waterfall (Club Mix)
Solarstone : U Write The Rules
Solarstone : Destination
Solarstone : Day By Day
Solarstone : Universal
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Solarstone : Red Line Highway
Solarstone : Solarcoaster (Midway Remix)
Solarstone : 3rd Earth
Solarstone : Naked Angel
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Solarstone : I Want You (Deep & Throbbing Mix)
Solarstone : Seven Cities (V-One's Living Cities Mix)
Solarstone : Intro
Solarstone : Part Of Me
Solarstone : Rain Stars Eternal
Solarstone : Late Summer Fields
Solarstone : Filoselle Skies
Solarstone : Spectrum
Solarstone : Lunar Rings
Solarstone : Breakaway
Solarstone : 4Ever
Solarstone : Slave
Solarstone : Last Defeat
Solarstone : Part Of Me (Solar Energy Remix)
Solarstone : Rain Stars Eternal (Bot Cipryan Remix)
Solarstone : Slave (Probspot Remix)
Solarstone : Spectrum (Stan Void Remix)
Solarstone & Alucard : Late Summer Fields (Ferry Corsten Remix)
Solarstone : Breakaway (Jaksaw Remix)
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Solarstone : Dark Heart (Beetseekers Remix)
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Solarstone : 4Ever (Update Project Remix)
Solarstone : Rain Stars Eternal (Tasadi Remix)
Solarstone : Slave (Randy Boyer & Kristina Sky Remix)
Solarstone & Alucard : Late Summer Fields (Forerunners Club Mix)
Solarstone : Breakaway (Nick Rowland Remix)
Solarstone : Breakaway (Jul Bricks Remix)
Solarstone : Dark Heart (Monolythe Remix)
Solarstone : Reconstructed Intro
Solarstone & Alucard : Late Summer Fields (Forerunners Dub)
Solarstone : Reconstructed Intro
Solarstone : Big Wheel
Solarstone : Touchstone (Orkidea Remix)
Solarstone : Big Wheel (Ambient Dub)
Solarstone : Touchstone (Cassino & Laben Version)
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Solarstone , FtJulie Scott: Twisted Wing (Dave Horn Remix)
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Solarstone & Jess : Like A Waterfall (Destinations Mix)
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Orkidea & Solarstone : Slowmotion II
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Orkidea & Solarstone : Slowmotion II (Tempo Giusto Remix)
Solarstone & Orkidea : Slowmotion (French Renaissance Mix)

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Solarstone
"Touchstone"

In 2008 he produced Rain Stars Eternal, his rebirth 2.0 artist album and now, for a new decade, Solarstone returns...

In 2008 he produced Rain Stars Eternal, his rebirth 2.0 artist album and in 2009 he imagined and created Electronic Architecture - his IDMA-nominated concept compilation vision. Now, for a new decade, Solarstone returns with... Touchstone.
In ways big and small, conscious or otherwise, inspiration happens to everyone, everyday of their lives. Musicians are perhaps intrinsically even more open to it. Lines thick, thin, straight and curved are drawn to productions that span back over many decades... In his own production work, identifying these inspirations, down to their smallest fraction is something that Solarstone (composer, producer, singer & DJ Richard Mowatt) has long been captivated by.
Touchstone, his new artist album, brings these inspirations out of the cortex and into the light, 'musically mapping', for the first time, an artist that has at every turn sought to redefine the word trance. As with every album ever produced, influences are there to be picked up on by the listener. On Touchstone though they are first illuminated, clarified and examined by the artist himself. Richard goes on to explain: "To me musical inspiration comes in many forms. It can be artists that I've fallen in love with wholesale and still venerate to this day, or simply fragments of music that made a lasting impression at arbitrary points in my life. 'Touchstone' is a culmination of all those inspirations.". As the producer of the first 'Balearic trance' track - Rich, himself, has had first-link-in-the-chain experience of this. Giving an instant musical definition to the album's theme, the epic guitars of the title track (played by Richard himself) will resonate immediately with fans of 'Seven Cities'.
It's Solarstone's own touchstone.
Those expecting '11 more of the same' should by now probably know better! The album opens up cavernously in the most unrestricted manner imaginable. With its Bowie-ish undertones, opening track 'Is There Anyone Out There' - vocalled by Bill McGruddy, formerly of arch-indie agitators The Southern Electrics - focuses on the darker side of progressive trance. Melodic, and with a Jon Marsh/Beloved-like lament to the vocals, 'Electric Love' (also McGruddy) builds minute on minute into a floor-devouring colossus.
With its slo-mo, beatless chillout factor set 'high', the Pink Floyd/Led Zep leanings of 'Intravenous' are unmistakably worn on its sleeve. To the same extent (but in an entirely different style) so is 'The Best Way's dawn-of-synth-pop partiality.
Back at the higher end of Touchstone's tempo-scale, 'Slowmotion' (featuring Finland's Orkidea) is quite possibly the ultimate classic Sasha / Digweed Renaissance track for a post-millennial audience. Creating an authenticity to the sound (one that, pre-listen, is impossible to envisage), it perfectly captures the deep, throbbing subterranean progressive of the early Nineties.
Breaks (as ever on a Solarstone album) are fully represented by the plucked string majesty of 'Ultraviolet' and the orchestral hit of 'Twisted Wing' - both ready to keep the broken-beats contingent well-fed & watered.
Fans will no doubt remember that the original mix of 'The Last Defeat' featured as 'Rain Stars Eternal's denouement. Last year Solarstone decided that the track could be further developed and added to it with major new Namlook & Primal Scream influenced sequences. He then pulled off a collaboration coup of quite some magnitude by tracking down electronic music doyenne Lucia Holmes. After some degree of coaxing, the legendary singer agreed to a return and has delivered an enthralling vocal aspect to create 'The Last Defeat Pt 2'. In doing she has given the track that organic decade-hopping Sunscreem touchstone, and an increasingly meditative edge.
Much is likely to be said about 'Touchstone's parting shot - a 'down the rabbit-hole' moment if ever an album had one, 'There's A Universe' throws a warm backwards glance at British guitar bands past. Albarn meets Anderson, Blur meets Suede (albeit for a new generation) it will create many a sun-splashed mind's-eye picture of anyone age enough to have gone through a festival turnstile in the 90s. 'Touchstone' is an eyes-wide-open reaction against the disposable nature of digital-only electronic music and one that is designed to live a long, healthy life in the CD collections of open-minded music lovers around the world.

'Is There Anyone Out There'
Written & Arranged by Mowatt, McGruddy
Produced by Solarstone
Vocals by Bill McGruddy
(P) & _ 2010 Solaris Recordings
'Ultraviolet'
Written by Mowatt, Christodoulou
Arranged & Produced by Solarstone
(P) & _ 2010 Solaris Recordings
'Night Signals'
Written by Mowatt, Scott
Arranged & Produced by Solarstone
Vocals & additional guitar by Julie Scott
Inspired by "Sono Andata" from the opera "La Boheme"
(P) & _ 2010 Solaris Recordings
'Touchstone'
Written & Arranged by Mowatt
Produced by Solarstone
Additional guitar by Nigel Summers
(P) & _ 2010 Solaris Recordings
'Electric Love'
Written & Arranged by Mowatt, McGruddy
Produced by Solarstone
Vocals by Bill McGruddy
Additional lyrics by Joe McGruddy
(P) & _ 2010 Solaris Recordings
'Intravenous'
Written by Mowatt, Summers
Arranged & Produced by Solarstone
Additional guitar by Nigel Summers
(P) & _ 2010 Solaris Recordings
'Twisted Wing'
Written by Mowatt, Scott, McGruddy
Arranged & Produced by Solarstone
Strings written and arranged by Mowatt, McGruddy
Vocals by Julie Scott
(P) & _ 2010 Solaris Recordings
'Slowmotion'
Written & Arranged by Mowatt, Hakanen
Produced by Solarstone & Orkidea
(P) & _ 2010 Solaris Recordings
'The Best Way To Make Your Dreams Come True Is To Wake Up'
Written, Arranged & Produced by Solarstone
Vocals by Richard Mowatt
Additional lyrics by Yvette Easthope-Mowatt
(P) & _ 2010 Solaris Recordings
'Zeitgeist'
Written & Arranged by Mowatt, Hakanen.
Produced by Solarstone & Orkidea
Sample taken from 'Yellow Moon' by Catbird.
'Yellow Moon' Written by Hasselstroem, Koppel. Sample used by kind permission.
(P) & _ 2010 Solaris Recordings
'The Last Defeat (Part Two)'
Written by Mowatt, Holm, Summers
Arranged & Produced by Solarstone
Vocal by Lucia Holm
Additional guitar by Nigel Summers
Additional keyboards by Bill McGruddy
(P) & _ 2010 Solaris Recordings
'There's A Universe'
Written & Arranged by McGruddy, Mowatt
Produced by Solarstone & Bill McGruddy
Vocals by Mowatt & McGruddy
(P) & _ 2010 Solaris Recordings
Credits:
All music Produced, Programmed & Engineered by Richard Mowatt.
Musicians:
Richard Mowatt: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Piano, Synth Programming
Bill McGruddy: Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Nigel Summers: Guitars
Julie Scott: Vocals, Guitar
Tapio Hakanen: Synth Programming
Lucia Holm: Vocals
Published by Solarstone Music ltd.
(P) & (C) 2010 Solaris Recordings

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