Solaris
The Waves Of The Evernow
NUM1224
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Notes About the Release
Influenced by Amon Düül, Richie Blackmoore, and The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Solaris’s experimental mash of jazz, noise, and rock rendered a product darker and more ominous than that of their idols. Comprised of Jawxillion Loeb on guitar, Karellen XOR on Farfisa Organ, and Ed Kramer on drums, the Hyde Park trio’s arsenal of amplifiers and effects had to be hauled to performances via U-Haul. Despite their tonnage, Solaris rarely performed outside of Alice’s Revisted, a North Side juice bar that booked an inordinate number of blues legends, rising rock icons, and doubled as headquarters for pot zine The Seed.

In 1973, the band holed up in a 15'x20' basement rehearsal space at the corner of 54th & Blackstone in residential Hyde Park to record. Two colored light bulbs hung from the ceiling, one representing the red universe, the other the blue universe. One side of the room was filled with instruments while the other, a reel-to-reel tape recorder. Vocals and organ were run through the same Twin Reverb amplifier, while three Echoplex tape delay units ran at various speeds, giving their in-the-red recordings a wash of rich distortion. Despite interest from Styx producer John Ryan and Saul Smaizys of WXRT's Triad Radio, the band’s recordings were never formally released.
Product Details
LP

1 x 150 gram LP
5 tracks totaling 42 minutes
1 x hand-stickered tip-on single pocket jacket
1 x off-set printed Metaphysical Festival flyer
500 copies pressed


TRACK LIST

Solaris Solar Winds + The Waves Of The Evernow
Solaris Star Creeper
Solaris Hour of the Wolf
Solaris Process + Sonic Rebirth
Solaris Alien Intrusion
Influenced by Amon Düül, Richie Blackmoore, and The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Solaris’s experimental mash of jazz, noise, and rock rendered a product darker and more ominous than that of their idols. Comprised of Jawxillion Loeb on guitar, Karellen XOR on Farfisa Organ, and Ed Kramer on drums, the Hyde Park trio’s arsenal of amplifiers and effects had to be hauled to performances via U-Haul. Despite their tonnage, Solaris rarely performed outside of Alice’s Revisted, a North Side juice bar that booked an inordinate number of blues legends, rising rock icons, and doubled as headquarters for pot zine The Seed.

In 1973, the band holed up in a 15'x20' basement rehearsal space at the corner of 54th & Blackstone in residential Hyde Park to record. Two colored light bulbs hung from the ceiling, one representing the red universe, the other the blue universe. One side of the room was filled with instruments while the other, a reel-to-reel tape recorder. Vocals and organ were run through the same Twin Reverb amplifier, while three Echoplex tape delay units ran at various speeds, giving their in-the-red recordings a wash of rich distortion. Despite interest from Styx producer John Ryan and Saul Smaizys of WXRT's Triad Radio, the band’s recordings were never formally released.

LP

1 x 150 gram LP
5 tracks totaling 42 minutes
1 x hand-stickered tip-on single pocket jacket
1 x off-set printed Metaphysical Festival flyer
500 copies pressed


TRACK LIST

Solaris Solar Winds + The Waves Of The Evernow
Solaris Star Creeper
Solaris Hour of the Wolf
Solaris Process + Sonic Rebirth
Solaris Alien Intrusion
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