Thanks for the understanding most of you have had for the loss of my partner. The situation was unexpected and has not been easy, but I am better. I have been very busy since, with the aftermath and work, so I really haven't had the time or desire to post here. But I do check occasionally and will try to update requested links when I get a chance. No idea when or if I'll get to new posts, but you never know. He did support this blog, so maybe I'll get back to it. Thanks for your patience.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Solar Twins - Solar Twins (1999)

Solar Twins were former lovers David Norland and Joanna Stevens. They traveled from their native London to Los Angeles in pursuit of a record deal. Once there, they didn't have long to wait until they were plucked out of obscurity by Guy Oseary, the head honcho (next to Madonna, of course) of Maverick Records, thanks to a performance at the celeb hot spot The Viper Room. But for every Maverick success story like Alanis Morissette, there were ten stories like that of Solar Twins. Their music was certainly inventive, very electronic, with pop, breakbeat and drum ' n' bass elements. In fact, unsurprisingly, their music was very similar to Madge's 'experimental' Ray Of Light album, released the year before. Unlike Madonna, however, they had no profile of any sort to fall back on, and their experimental music fell on mostly puzzled, deaf ears. They released two singles, "Alleluias" and a remake of the Clash's hit "Rock The Casbah", and had a couple songs on soundtracks, but to no avail. They began recording a follow-up, but Maverick's troubles ensured it would never be completed. Joanna went on to do vocals on albums by electronic acts like Delirium and Conjure One, while David has most recently reappeared as a songwriter and producer for Disney acts like Vanessa Hudgens and the Cheetah Girls.

Video for Rock The Casbah

Download Solar Twins

1
Puppet
2
Nightfall
3
Better Life
4
Alleluias
5
Rock The Casbah
6
Living Your Dream
7
Earthbound
8
Astral Hymn
9
Out There
10
Splintered
11
Cybersadhu
12
Swayambhu

8 comments:

  1. Thank You! Very Much!
    Great Disc!

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  2. Very Good!!
    Thanks

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  3. i bought this cd at a used cd store in venice beach around 99/2000. i loved it at the time and recently heard astral hymn on an old mix cd i dug up. happy to find this site as i was feeling nostalgic for this album and could find it nowhere in my cd archive. i agree with the review, it was slept on. however i find it to be an awesome and deserving of allot more attention.

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  4. This link is dead.

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  5. Yes. Still listening to the great stuff, after all these years....
    Just started surfing for latest news about Joanna and David, and surfed here.....

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  6. Hi there! :) The link appears to be dead again. Would you happen to have this in FLAC?

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    1. Sorry, don't have it in FLAC, but the MP3 version has been reupped.

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