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I have discovered Solaris in the early Nineties in the Syn-Phonic catalogue, in those days a kind of pocket version of the Bible for progheads. The Hungarian formation Solaris was originally founded by some school friends in The band's name was derived from the title of book by SF writer Stanislaw Lem.
After they made impression on a talent contest at The Budai Park for a massive crowd mainly youth , the band was offered an opportunity to make a record. In '80 Solaris released their first single entitled Rock Hullam actually this was a split single, Solaris got the B-side.
In '84 Solaris released their first album The Martian Chronicles, it sold almost In those days progrock was popular in Hungary: Omega had crowds of In '90 the controlled Hungarian record company was finally willing to release early Solaris recordings entitled a 2-LP.
Then the members of Solaris went their own way and joined or founded new bands. He succeeded in persuading the band for a reunion concert recorded on a 2-CD and partly on a video with other progrock bands Ars Nova and White Willow. The band got a standing ovation by a bunch of progheads! On December 27th guitarplayer Cziglan died of an incurable illness. One year later Solaris released their third studio-album entitled Nostradamus, featuring work from the late guitarist Cziglan.
This review is about that set. The concert was recorded in Hungary in , in a wonderful and cosy theatre, with full house. Solaris start with a JM Jarre inspired electronic intro Martian Chronicles Part 1 featuring sensational Moog Voyager synthesizer flights, with subtle use of the pitchbend button, and very pulsating arpeggiator notes, it sounds evenmore impressive and lush than on the album.
Then gradually the other members enter the stage and we can enjoy Solaris their awesome blend of rock and classical, including delicate work on the flute traverse. An impressive solo piece on the piano from tender to sparkling emphasizes the strong influence of the classical education of all members.
Solaris continue with playing Chronicles Part an outstanding and dynamic rhythm-section, great interplay, spectacular soli on synthesizer, guitar and flute and, last but not least, Solaris their trademark featuring The Holy Trinity of keyboards, flute and electric guitar, wow! The music varies from up-tempo beats and bombastic outbursts to slow downs, accelarations and dreamy atmospheres, very dynamic and compelling, performed by excellent musicians.
One of the highlights is Mars Poetica: two keyboards players and two guitarists delivers outstanding interplay and soli, and again we can enjoy The Holy Trinity as multi-instrumentalist and band leader Attila Kollar switches from electric guitar to the flute travers, what an amazing musician.
This track is followed by a mid-long and inventive drum solo. The concert features also a tribute to the late guitar player Istvan Cziglan cancer.
First a wonderful duet entitled Duo between the flute and acoustic guitar. Then an emotional and very impressive piece featuring screen projections and a mime actor, he does a very good job by expressing the pain, anger, despair, illness, fighting back and finally the death, supported by great music on tape by Solaris, including guitar by Czigi.
The composition Counterpoint is another tribute, now to drummer Vilmos Toth who recently passed away with images from Vilmos and the exciting Holy Trinity.
This is followed by the piece Solaris, it starts dreamy with flute, then a slow rhythm with a moving guitar solo, finally with a wah-wah sound by Tamas, the son of keyboard player Robert Erdesz. The most interesting part of this concert is the first live performance of their Martain Chronicles II album from The music is in the vein of trademark Solaris but more adventurous and varied.
It features a classically trained female singer and a saxophone player, the music sounds very dynamic with a bombastic conclusion featuring powerful saxophone work and wah-wah guitar.
The novel is among Lem's best-known works. The book has been adapted numerous times for film, radio, and theater. Prominent film adaptations include Andrei Tarkovsky 's version and Steven Soderbergh 's version , although Lem later remarked that none of these films reflected the book's thematic emphasis on the limitations of human rationality.
Solaris chronicles the ultimate futility of attempted communications with the extraterrestrial life inhabiting a distant alien planet named Solaris. The planet is almost completely covered with an ocean of gel that is revealed to be a single, planet-encompassing entity.
Terran scientists conjecture it is a living and a sentient being, and attempt to communicate with it. Kris Kelvin, a psychologist, arrives aboard Solaris Station, a scientific research station hovering near the oceanic surface of Solaris. The scientists there have studied the planet and its ocean for many decades, mostly in vain. A scientific discipline known as Solaristics has degenerated over the years to simply observing, recording and categorizing the complex phenomena that occur upon the surface of the ocean.
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