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Solarized
     

Solarized

by Ian Brown
 

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On his fourth solo album, Ian Brown marches on as confidently as ever, mixing mystical aural textures with massively addictive melodies. Album opener "Longsight M13" is as catchy as any song in Brown's back catalog and continues the spacy vibes of his previous full-length effort, Music of the Spheres. "Time Is My Everything

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On his fourth solo album, Ian Brown marches on as confidently as ever, mixing mystical aural textures with massively addictive melodies. Album opener "Longsight M13" is as catchy as any song in Brown's back catalog and continues the spacy vibes of his previous full-length effort, Music of the Spheres. "Time Is My Everything" blends Stone Roses ephemera with dusty Spanish horns straight out of an Ennio Morricone spaghetti Western film score, while a goth guitar backdrop on "Destiny or Circumstance" warps the mind like nothing since the Sisters of Mercy. There is sometimes a sense, as on the title track, that Brown has gone a little too far into the stratosphere, if not wacky Kula Shaker territory, but the album's strident catchiness and Brown's wispy, wired voice are grounding forces strong enough to drown out any sense of tackiness. For every step into Middle Eastern exoticism, there's also a step to the dancefloor or a turn to early-'80s electro, such as "Kiss Ya Lips (No I.D.)" or the sprightly, wired background keyboards on "Longsight M13." Stone Roses fans who haven't tracked Brown's musical progress after that band's breakup will find much to love on Solarized, another mini-masterpiece that perfectly balances mood and melody.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2004
Label:
Universal Int'l
UPC:
0602498680636
catalogNumber:
9868063

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Performance Credits

Ian Brown   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Keyboards
Frankie Brown   Guitar
Noel Gallagher   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Aziz Ibrahim   Guitar
Dave McCracken   Drums,Keyboards
Tim Hutton   Bass,Guitar,Trumpet,Horn
Dan Bierton   Drums
Inda Goldfinger   Percussion
Tim Wills   Bass,Guitar,Piano
Tracey Ray   Background Vocals
Sean McCann   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Noel Gallagher   Composer
Ian Brown   Composer,Producer
Aziz Ibrahim   Composer
Dave McCracken   Programming,Producer
Tim Hutton   Composer
Dan Bierton   Composer
Tim Wills   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Louis Read   Engineer
Darren Moss   Composer
Charlie Waddington   Composer

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